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Sari Palette   We are preparing to add some really exciting yarns to the website and I've been swatching to learn more about them before we start promoting them.  I particularly like a DK cotton tape yarn not only because it has a very modernist texture, but because it comes in so many gorgeous colors.  (This new yarn is also value-priced. Stay tuned!) In my Tunisian Crochet Class on Craftsy, I teach a lesson on how even people who consider themselves "color blind" can put together some amazing palettes with photographs they find online and free tools such as Pinterest and ColourLovers. With the help of these tools and a little photoshopping, I've combined the original photograph inspiration, a 4-color palette, and a selection of 4...

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Summertime is a great time for Hairpin Lace

Above: Carolyn Hanson assembles Klimt. Have you tried Hairpin Lace? Summer is an excellent time to work it AND to wear it.  To make hairpin lace, you just crochet hairpin lace strips on a loom and then you crochet the strips together. We've got free, online tutorials as well as free hairpin lace patterns to get you started, as well as more comprehensive designs and a limited-edition book published on the technique.  I was blown away recently by Carolyn Hanson's beautiful interpretation of Klimt  (passionknitpm on Ravelry). Her colors are amazing and it's so cool how that circular motif at the lower right of the photo above looks like a starburst when using a hand-dyed yarn. Klimt is not the first design I would tackle if I were new to hairpin lace (I think that the Convertible...

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