Friday, August 18, 2017

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Call to Artists: Ragfinery’s Sewing Rodeo LIVE Sewing Challenge

Aug 15th, 2017

Ragfinery has a new event this fall for showcasing creative reuse, offering the Sewing Rodeo during two days in September. In celebration of National Sewing Month in September, Ragfinery will invite six teams of two to enter this friendly 2-day LIVE sewing and design challenge. Teams will be given their design parameters, and have one evening to envision their project, doing a
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Rose water: Simple steps to make this refreshing skin tonic

Jul 5th, 2017
Rose water: Simple steps to make this refreshing skin tonic

by Corina Sahlin My little daughter and I worked in the garden for hours and decided to take a bath this afternoon to soothe our sore muscles. We added a major touch of luxury and lovely scent by adding rose water I had made a few days before, and for good measure we sprinkled some
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Calendula: How to make infused olive oil and salve

Jun 4th, 2017
Calendula: How to make infused olive oil and salve

by Corina Sahlin Calendula is a cheerful annual flower known for its beauty and medicinal qualities. I use it in my garden, for medicine and soap making. Cheesemakers and cooks used to add the petals to butter, cheese and custards to make them look more golden. Either grow the plants from seed and collect the
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Cirque du Couture: Ragfinery rolls out annual Runway Challenge fundraiser

May 5th, 2017

Local job-training and creative-reuse textile nonprofit Ragfinery (ragfinery.com) is hosting its 3rd annual Upcycle Runway Challenge Fundraiser. This year’s theme, Cirque du Couture, invites contestants to draw inspiration from the popular performance ensemble Cirque du Soleil, creating runway-ready creations out of anything they can find at Ragfinery. Contestants will walk the runway and showcase their
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Dyeing eggs with a leafy look

Mar 31st, 2017
Dyeing eggs with a leafy look

by Corina Sahlin Dyeing Easter eggs is an ancient tradition, and there are many methods of dying them. We all know the process of submerging eggs into synthetic easter egg dyes, but have you ever considered dyeing easter eggs naturally? My family has fallen in love with a technique involving red cabbage, vinegar, pantyhose and
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Pixie: How to knit this winter hat

Dec 1st, 2016
Pixie: How to knit this winter hat

by Corina Sahlin Since the cold weather, impending holiday season, and shorter days are upon us, it’s time to start knitting – or learn how to.  Whether you want to make gifts for loved ones or provide warm accessories for yourself, this pixie or elfin hat I designed is a perfect and very easy project
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Gingerbread entries due Nov. 29

Nov 1st, 2016
Gingerbread entries due Nov. 29

BELLINGHAM – The deadline for submitting entry forms for the gingerbread house contest during the Port of Bellingham’s Holiday Port Festival is Tuesday, Nov. 29. A number of categories are available for entry including youth, family, business, organization and others. Edible structures must be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 30. All gingerbread houses will be auctioned
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Lynden Craft and Antique Show, Fiber Fusion coming up

Oct 1st, 2016
Lynden Craft and Antique Show, Fiber Fusion coming up

The 27th Annual Craft & Antique Show is coming to the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden, Oct. 13-15, featuring over 100 artisan booths. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. General admission is $6 and senior admission  is $5. Kids 12 and under are
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Bow Little Market’s Fiber Day set for Aug. 18

Aug 2nd, 2016
Bow Little Market’s Fiber Day set for Aug. 18

The Bow Little Market will hold its annual Fiber Day on Thursday, Aug. 18.  The focus this year will be on weaving demos, but spinning, dyeing, fiber processing, knitting, crocheting and much more will be on display. Fiber farmers and artists can vend for free if they provide a demo of their craft. Family friend activities
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CTA: 6th annual Fabric Sale coming up June 18

Jun 1st, 2016
CTA: 6th annual Fabric Sale coming up June 18

The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development want your donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, yarn, needlework items and related books and magazines for our 6th Annual Fabric Sale on Saturday, June 18.  The proceeds from this sale support a scholarship of $1,500
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