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Fabric donations sought for sale to benefit Camp Stitch-A-Lot

Apr 30th, 2015

EVERETT – The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development are seeking your donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, yarn, needlework items and related books and magazines for their 5th Annual Fabric Sale on Saturday, June 13. The proceeds from this sale go to
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Celebrate woodworking and local art this month

Apr 3rd, 2015
Celebrate woodworking and local art this month

Woodworking skills will be on display this month during the annual Woodfest event in Sedro-Woolley and a special showing of turned bowls at Artwood Gallery in Fairhaven. Other local events that should not be missed include the Art in the Schoolhouse at Christianson’s Nursery and Art in a Pickle Barn at Azusa Farm and Garden,
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Over 100 vendors featured at Spring Craft and Antique Show

Mar 5th, 2015
Over 100 vendors featured at Spring Craft and Antique Show

Handcrafted wares from home décor to garden art, repurposed and vintage treasures, gourmet treats, and much more will be featured March 19-21, during the 29th annual Spring Craft & Antique Show in Lynden, one of the largest show of its kind in northwest Washington. More than 100 vendors from the region will be at the
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Lots of options, materials for making January projects

Jan 3rd, 2015
Lots of options, materials for making January projects

The holidays are through and January is here, and for many folks, this means working on winter crafts and projects. Want to paint pottery? Work with wool? Knit, crochet, quilt, spin? There are lots of options in our northwest corner. Here are just a few. Creativitea is always a fun place to visit, especially in
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Quiet Light Candles: Hand-poured with care and prayer

Dec 3rd, 2014
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

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
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
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
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
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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