Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Warm the Heart Knit-a-thon

Knitting for Community and a Peaceful Planet
(contact me for more information!)

Lansing, Michigan - February 12, 2011 — Area knitters can gather from 11 am – 4pm on Saturday, February 12, to knit together and make items to benefit young adults at Child and Family Services of Lansing. The Knit-a-thon will be held at Perspective2, 319 East Grand River Ave. in Lansing’s Old Town. The Mid- Michigan Knitting Guild and the Peace Education Center have joined together with Perspective2 in organizing and sponsoring this event.
Beginners are welcome and basic help, simple patterns, and some supplies will be available, but knitters are also encouraged to bring their own yarn (cotton or superwash wool) and tools (#7 or #8 needles) if you have them.

Participants can add a few rows to a communally knitted scarf during the event that will be raffled off to a lucky winner. Door prizes and scarf raffle winner will be announced at 3:45pm – need not be present to win.
Hot beverages and snacks will be provided to warm the knitters. A donation of $2 is suggested to help cover costs of this event.

This community event is sponsored by:
Perspective2 www.perspective2studio.com/happenings/
The Peace Education Center www.peaceedcenter.org
Mid-Michigan Knitting Guild www.mmkg.org

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jocelynn Brown of the Detroit News Looking for Artists!

Posted by Jocelynn Brown (The Detroit News) on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM
You could be featured in the Handmade column
If you're a local crafter who would like a chance at being featured in one of my weekly Handmade columns, just email me at jbrown@detnews.com with information.
From The Detroit News: http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/craftblog/index.php#ixzz1B3lzYA5e

How to Make a Kitty Hat (for Humans!) - CraftStylish

How to Make a Kitty Hat (for Humans!) - CraftStylish

How to Make a Recycled Dog Sweater - CraftStylish

How to Make a Recycled Dog Sweater - CraftStylish

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Victoria & Albert Museum

Knitting patterns from the 1940's---excellent inspiration! Offered for your viewing pleasure...

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/knitting/1940s/index.html

Friday, January 7, 2011

Come See the PAG Art Expo This Month

The Public Art Gallery at the Hannah Community Center Center presents
Art Expo
Featuring 32 Local Artists, including RETREAD ART!

January 22nd, 2011 ~ 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

January 23rd, 2011 ~ 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

East Lansing Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48823

(exhibition and sale in the 2nd Floor Executive Conference Room)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Retread Art Bookmarks For Sale

My bookmarks are currently offered at the EVERYbody Reads bookstore in Lansing, Michigan.  Please check it out! Scott Harris runs an interesting and unique business at 2019 East Michigan Avenue, next to Gone Wired Cafe.  For more information call 517.346.9900.