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Stores We Love: Gather Here in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Stores We Love: Gather Here in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Part sewing studio, part fabric and yarn shop, gather here, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a one-of-a-kind stitch lounge, created to cater to all fiber craft goals. We're big fans of this magical place and asked owner and founder Virginia B. Johnson to tell us more behind creating one of the best craft stores in the country. Tell us about the origins of gather here--when did you open and why?  gather here opened on February 19, 2011. In 2010 I wrote a business plan for a "stitch lounge" inspired by the places I had visited over the years. Whenever I went...

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Stores We Love: Wrong in Marfa, Texas 💕

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Stores We Love: Wrong in Marfa, Texas 💕

Psst - Julie here -- I've asked the fabulous Christina Loff to introduce you to some of our very favorite stores that carry our kits. I worked with Christina on two of my books while she was with Chronicle, always wanted to work with her again, and now she's struck out on her own! I wanted to mention here that Buck and Camp are very dear friends from waaaay back, some of the finest and kindest people you'll ever meet--and they put Marfa on the map. They started Wrong by carrying the art of friends and they've been so loyal...

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Meet Jen Worick, the crafty editor who helped bring Julie's next book to life!

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Meet Jen Worick, the crafty editor who helped bring Julie's next book to life!

Tell us who you are! I’m Jen Worick, the editorial director for Sasquatch Books. I’ve been working in publishing my entire adult life (soooo…a long time). I started out working in magazines, living in Washington DC and working as an editor for companies who produced a lot of magazines for associations and nonprofits, such as the National Association of Postmasters of the US (NAPUS). If you were ever curious about postmasters, hey, I’m your gal! I then made the switch to book publishing, first working with a book packager and then landing at Running Press as editorial director. I dabbled...

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Pride Patterns 🌈

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We celebrate pride all year round here but since it's Pride month we thought we'd take a minute to call out some of our favorites with a little round up. Legalize it! What's better than a wedding? A wedding sampler, of course! This pattern comes with a full alphabet so you can personalize it (in case you don't know Jennifer and Karen). The perfect holiday pattern.   A queer spin on an old favorite. Makes a great housewarming gift. One of the patterns I designed for the DMC cuffs! This one uses sparkly silver thread for the letters. Stay proud. We...

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Stitching with Electroluminescent (EL) Wire

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So, you may remember my EL project from a few years ago. I mentioned it on social media and it sounds like a lot of you are interested, so I'll share what I remember--mostly I remember that it was hard to find things and put it together! There are a few resources out there that explain what we're working with here. Basically, you'll need to find some kind of grid to stitch on (or some people use this on their clothing at raves and whatnot). Then, you'll need a sound activated EL kit (I'll list some resources below). First up,...

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