Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Quiet Light Candles: Hand-poured with care and prayer

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By
Quiet Light Candles: Hand-poured with care and prayer

by Jessamyn Tuttle After a pleasant drive through the countryside outside Stanwood and down a gravel driveway, it’s an amazing experience to walk through a door into a warm space permeated with the scent of beeswax, glowing with candlelight and full of rich patterns from pottery, glass and polished stone. This magical space is the
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Make your own tree: Three fun projects at home

Dec 1st, 2014 | By

Don’t have a tree or don’t want a tree, but would like some other tree decoration? Maybe you have a very small space, maybe you’re on a budget, or maybe you’re just looking for something different? There are several options if you use your imagination! I have spent quite a few Christmas holidays with a
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Wild about plants: Herbal gift ideas

Dec 1st, 2014 | By
Wild about plants: Herbal gift ideas

by Suzanne Jordan Nothing shows you care more than a gift from the heart, made by your own hands. You can find cool packaging at craft, antique, and thrift stores. Let’s get busy in the kitchen with all-natural herbs, pure botanical oils, organic, and raw ingredients. We’ll start with the edibles and get into bath
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Handspun Yarns: Home sweet home

Oct 17th, 2014 | By
Handspun Yarns: Home sweet home

by Jessamyn Tuttle BELLINGHAM – If you’re into yarn, then all yarn stores are addictive, but NW Handspun in downtown Bellingham is particularly dangerous. The main floor is stuffed with yarn and notions, while the upstairs loft holds combed fleece, spinning wheels and looms, plus a comfortable sitting circle for knitters. Large windows let in
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Classes, producers fill Fiber Fusion weekend

Oct 17th, 2014 | By
Classes, producers fill Fiber Fusion weekend

MONROE – If you have ever wanted to walk in free of charge to a huge space filled with fiber products, service and classes, and visit with a number of local artists, farmers and processors – many of them from our area – you’ll have your chance during the annual Fiber Fusion event this month.
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Northwest Garden Bling: Detailed designs

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
Northwest Garden Bling: Detailed designs

by Jessamyn Tuttle A few years ago Athena Hornsby was looking for a new occupation, preferably in the arts. After trying a variety of activities, including quilting, baking and gardening, she took a class in mosaic through Bellingham Parks and Recreation. She liked it so much she took another in stained glass. Completely hooked, she soon
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The Shop: Conway’s crafty stop

Aug 1st, 2014 | By
The Shop: Conway’s crafty stop

by Jessamyn Tuttle On the edge of Conway’s tiny downtown, right by the railroad tracks, sits The Shop, an eclectic arts and crafts gallery that Jay and Michelle Barshaw started a little over a year ago. The couple have been involved with making art for many years, in addition to working in construction and remodeling.
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Youth vendors try out local markets

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Youth vendors try out local markets

Young local artists are using opportunities at community farmers markets to sell their handmade items and learn about vending. Several local markets offer kids areas or specific vending days for youths to bring their crafts, creations, plants and other items, at a free or discounted price. The Bellingham Farmers Market holds a Kids Vending Day
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Fabric, material donations sought for annual sale; Camp Stitch-A-Lot registration open

May 4th, 2014 | By

EVERETT – The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development seek donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn, and needlework items for their 4th Annual Fabric Sale. The proceeds from this sale go to support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and other community sewing
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Arts, crafts contest open in Island County

May 3rd, 2014 | By

ISLAND – The Granges of Island County invite the public to enter in various divisions, including baking, needlework, quilts, canning and more. The competitions are open to all residents and do not have to be a member of the Grange to compete. The winners are eligible to compete at the state level in June with
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