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Local Yarn Shop Tour lines up five days of fiber fun

May 2nd, 2019
Local Yarn Shop Tour lines up five days of fiber fun

by Grow Northwest Local yarn lovers rejoice! The annual Puget Sound Local Yarn Shop Tour returns May 15-19, and includes 24 member shops across western Washington who worked together to plan five days of fiber fun to help customers learn, grow, and become successful crafting with yarn. Shops participating locally are Northwest Yarns (Bellingham), Apple
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Woodfest: Celebrate the wonders of woodworking April 27-28

Apr 2nd, 2019
Woodfest: Celebrate the wonders of woodworking April 27-28

by Matthew Zabel SEDRO-WOOLLEY – High school students from across Northwest Washington will show their woodworking and technology skills at WoodFest Timber to Tech, April 27-28 at the Sedro-Woolley High School gym. Admission is free. Guests can see and vote for their favorite wood projects. In addition, the Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association and the Northwest Washington
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Adventure ahead: Great Northwest Glass Quest returns

Feb 2nd, 2019
Adventure ahead: Great Northwest Glass Quest returns

Making an adventure is a good attitude any time of year, but especially in the cold and gray winter. And this month, we see the return of the Great Northwest Glass Quest 2019.  Hosted by the Camano Island Chamber of Commerce and The Great NW Glass Quest, this event provides fun for all as residents
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Concrete Boys & Girls Club youth find art in nature

Jan 26th, 2019
Concrete Boys & Girls Club youth find art in nature

Rocks—we see them every day. We walk on them. We pass by them. We build with them. We say, “that rocks!” when we hear a good band play or eat a delicious dinner. But how can we incorporate them into a learning experience or use them to expand our creative minds? The youth at Concrete
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The basics of needle felting: Where to get started locally

Nov 3rd, 2018
The basics of needle felting: Where to get started locally

by Maggie Swanson You start with the best of intentions. The project picture looks adorable and doable, the materials are lined up, and you’re eager to get started needle felting. You give it a go, but it’s lacking a lot of the simple beauty you were striving for, and it doesn’t compare to the items
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Fiber arts and fall crafts

Oct 2nd, 2018

It’s time for fall crafting. Looking for inspiration and upcoming events? Try these!   Fibers & Beyond Conference, and  Show and Sale The Fibers & Beyond Conference includes fiber workshops and a show sale starting Oct. 10 at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden. The keynote address, Warping the Fabric of Time, will be presented
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Tile by tile: Debbie Dickinson builds community with mosaics

Mar 3rd, 2018
Tile by tile: Debbie Dickinson builds community with mosaics

by Mary Vermillion The RE Store gets tile donations. A lot of tile. To be exact, in 2017, the Bellingham reclaimed and used building materials store sold 41,244 pounds of tile. The year before, it was nearly 55,000 pounds. When you have that much tile, you need a partner to help move through it all.
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Call to Artists: Ragfinery’s Flora and Fauna Runway Challenge

Feb 20th, 2018

Ragfinery, Bellingham’s community hub for textile reuse, announces its much anticipated 4th annual runway “challenge,” this year titled Flora and Fauna, and seeks artists to participate. In conjunction with April’s Earth Day festivities, the theme celebrates our natural world in its elegance and wonder, challenging participants to design and construct costumes, garments, and accessories that
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Spincycle Yarns evolves with new mill

Dec 4th, 2017
Spincycle Yarns evolves with new mill

by Mary Vermillion Kate Burge and Rachel Price are crafting one of Bellingham’s most colorful businesses, Spincycle Yarns. With the purchase of their own mill, Burge and Price are evolving Spincycle and building a national and international following for their distinctive, hand-dyed yarn. A fiber artist since she was a child, Burge launched Spincycle in
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Pixie: How to knit this winter hat

Nov 1st, 2017
Pixie: How to knit this winter hat

by Corina Sahlin Since the cold weather, impending holiday season, and shorter days are upon us, it’s time to start knitting – or learn how to.  Whether you want to make gifts for loved ones or provide warm accessories for yourself, this pixie or elfin hat I designed is a perfect and very easy project
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