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Mini Hoop Embroideries

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We chat to Sonia, give you the chance to win the book and learn how-to embroider a Family Portrait.

Hello there ... I fell in love with embroidery at the age of 7, but it wasn't until 2011 that I took up the needle and hoop once more and returned to my early passion. I began by designing and stitching my own embroideries. Whilst stitching I daydreamed about teeny tiny embroidery hoops to frame small sections of my projects. Thinking others may wish to create their own small-scale embroidery projects, I decided that I needed to make my daydreams into a reality. As a result, Dandelyne™ was born, and this baby business of mine grew and grew for budding and experienced stitchers worldwide. I now sell Dandelyne™ mini embroidery hoops worldwide and the community that support and love my little hoops as much as me

Fight off the autumn chill in style with this #DIYTheLook outfit from Traci.

My Autumn Chill outfit is all about staying cozy during those “sweater weather” fall mornings when the frost just starts to invade. I love all of the textures and layering this outfit affords, as well as the different accessories to choose from.

Learn the basics of polymer clay in #TechniqueTuesday with Sahana from Vikalpah and make stamped clay jewelry!

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Hack That Tote!

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We chat to Mary, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to sew a drawstring backpack.

I've been crafting most of my life, although sticking to one or two is a challenge (hence the “ADD crafter” moniker). My first book — Little Girls, Big Style (Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing) — was published in 2010; my second book, Modern Style for Girls, was published in the fall of 2015. And my latest book, Hack that Tote!, came out in September 2016. I teach a wide range of classes near my metro Atlanta home, including beginning sewing, serger techniques, apparel and bag making, decoding sewing patterns and even quilting classes. I've sewn for fabric manufacturers and designers, creating tutorials and samples used to market new lines and patterns. I'v worked as a seamstress with Whitestone Motion Pictures, a small movie studio near Atlanta, and have wardrobe department credits on two short films, including The Candy Shop, starring Doug Jones, as well as a History Channel series. I also had the chance to sew for the third season of FOX's Sleepy Hollow. Before I took up sewing as a career, I was a journalist and worked as an editor, writer and art director at newspapers and magazines throughout the Southeast United States. My husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary this year and have three kids, aged 26, 23 and 12.

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We head to Horten in Norway to meet #FeaturedMember Hannah, who loves to dabble with and try new crafts!

How did you find CO+K and why did you join?

As a budding young crafter, I was looking for some crochet patterns for beginners and came across CO+K. The rest is history.

What projects are you currently working on?

Currently, I'm working on a crocheted hooded cape that I hope to finish by Halloween (You can check it out here: https://www.bonitapatterns.com/products/crocodile-hooded-cape?variant=281822228 ). I always seem to get crafty with wool at this time of year, resulting in many a warm thingamajig being made to ward off the cold.

The next big 'project' I hope to work on involves starting a family with my lovely husband. Wish me luck! :)

Beat the winter blues and create a gorgeous tropical outfit in #DIYTheLook with Adrienne Crafty Little Gnome.

Winter is coming but that doesn't mean you can't still live like the weather's warm. Check out this Tropical Style and DIY the look yourself. Conjure up memories of hot summer breezes and cool ocean spray. Get in a tropical mood and pretend you're headed on a trip to the islands even if you are just bundled up by the fire side.

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Learn how-to cook Ackee & Saltfish in #ABiteToEat with Three Little Birds in Brixton, London.

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We head to Portland, Oregon to meet #FeaturedMember Sneezerville who likes creating new, unique things with reclaimed yarn!

How did you find CO+K and why did you join?

Random online search for a project. I joined because I liked the idea of having ONE spot to put ALL my craft venturs.

What projects are you currently working on?

a granny square afghan and a crochet top, both deadline work for a signature collection (anniessignaturedesigns.com)

We're at the BFI London Film Festival for the premiere of A Private War in Leicester Square where we're being inspired by the heroic true story of war reporter Marie Colvin.

Come behind the scenes at Making the World Cuter for a #CraftRoomTour and explore Tiffany's craft room in Bend, Oregon.

It's so bright and white and inspiring.

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