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    knitknit

    Mar 22, 2007

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    Check out March’s of KnitKnit . This month features the “Knitting Nation Manifesto” by Liz Collins. Remeber the radical lace & subversive knitting exhibit I posted about? Well, word has it, some of the girls here at Free People will be involved in a knitting performance/installation conceived by Liz Collins. It happens the last day (…) Read more »

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    fabric display

    Mar 08, 2007

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    Found this on love forever. Purl Patchwork, the fabric store in NY, created this to display some new Liberty prints. This is a genius way to diplay your favorite printed fabrics and an inexpensive wall decoration. I know I have boxes of fabrics I can’t let go of, but don’t know what else to do (…) Read more »

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    you make stuff?

    Feb 28, 2007

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    I know most of you are crafty, some of you even run your own businesses or sell your wares on etsy. In any case, I thought I’d pass along the info about Fred Flare’s Next Big Thing contest. They’re looking for artists, crafters and designers to submit products to be sold on Fred Flare. Get (…) Read more »

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    passion for pom poms

    Feb 22, 2007

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    Apparently, there are people obsessed with making pom poms. And apparently, they are actually referred to as “pon pons”. And apparently, there is a blog about it! And if you share this obsession, maybe you should join in on a ponathon… Found via fly… (…) Read more »

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    urban craft

    Feb 18, 2007

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    These incredible lacey chain link fences relate to the same ideas as some earlier recent posts like crafty grafitti and natural beauty. The idea of contrasting ubanity with nature, or with the organic qualities of craft is a very relevant association with Free People. These works of art share a relationship with the Free People (…) Read more »

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    crafty graffiti

    Feb 13, 2007

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    Spotted this post on love forever about Ulrika Erdes and her public embroidery graffiti. She encourages embroidering on public upholstery, such as bus seats and library benches. Email her and she’ll send you a pattern! The idea reminded me of a post a while back on coolhunting about Knitta Please, a group tagging public spaces (…) Read more »

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    swap photos!

    Feb 12, 2007

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    The Free People Valentine’s Swap is coming to an end. I just received my gift today! I can tell swapping is going to be addicting. I feel like I could start a mini art collection this way… So above are some of the photos from the swap. There are a hundred more here… Leave the (…) Read more »

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    lost?

    Feb 05, 2007

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    Clicked onto etsy today and saw this collection of map inspired items. The collection was handpicked by theseawithin. I especially love the origami butterfly. The collection reminded me of our travel theme for the store display and our embellished maps. (…) Read more »

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    vday swapping begins!

    Feb 02, 2007

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    The swap has started! Some crafters have even already posted pics in the flickr group and they look completely amazing. I’m sure everyone will be finishing up this weekend and getting their goods in the mail. So check back to see the progress. If you’re swapping and haven’t joined the flickr group yet, please do! (…) Read more »

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    radical lace & subversive knitting

    Jan 24, 2007

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    Opening in New York this week (on January 25th) at the Museum of Arts & Design, “Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting” features the work of 27 artists from 7 countries. Check out below quote from the website… “Radical reformers in the world of knitting and lace making have overthrown the status quo from the inside (…) Read more »

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    swap inspiration

    Jan 19, 2007

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    I was checking out some blogs written by participants in our Valentine Swap when I came across this amazingly creative idea. Amy from inspire co. has made this “eye candy” heart shaped box filled with buttons, trims, charms and embellishments. You can buy one on her site or get inspired and fill your own heart (…) Read more »

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    last chance to swap!

    Jan 19, 2007

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    Last chance to participate in the Valentines craft swap! Please comment with your name, address and email. Let me know if you are opposed to shipping internationally and I will pair you with someone in the US. Get to making! scroll down a few or go here for the details… (…) Read more »

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