Button, Button, Have Fun with Buttons!
April 27, 2020
Calm Yourself with Craft
Busy hands make peaceful hearts
Did you know that crocheting, knitting and other fiber crafts can reduce stress and improve well-being? We can't think of a better time to pick up yarn & tool! According to Amazon, their second fastest growing category is arts, crafts, and sewing, meaning more of our friends and families are turning to craftwork.
We think it's because crafters are hopeful. How else do you explain our willingness to pick up raw materials and envision something made from our own hands? We're resilient; crafters are typically lifelong learners and learning is a critical part of resilience.
Next time you feel overwhelmed by the current state of affairs, pick up your project and find your inner calm. :)
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Featured NotionsBUTTONS! We just unpacked a new shipment of buttons!
Buttons are great, of course, for closures, but they can do so much more!
~ Use them as toggles (like in the knitted and crocheted mask helpers)
~ Make them into jewelry
~ Thread elastic through to turn the button into a hair band
~ Sew buttons on top of your garment and put snaps underneath so you don't need buttonholes
~ Doll and toy eyes
~ Teach kids colors and shapes
~ Just for decoration!
Do you love buttons like we love buttons? Big buttons? Small buttons? Do you have a button tin? What have you made with buttons? Let us know what you think on our Facebook Community Page!
As with our other products, you can now purchase buttons online and pick them up curbside. We've explained our curbside process on our home page.
350+ Crochet Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets by Jan Easton will help you make your crocheted projects look handmade, not home-made. Jan tells you how to substitute yarn, to figure out how much yarn you'll need, to seam and weave in ends like a pro, and more. (This is an Amazon affiliate link, so using it will make Yarnivore a small amount of money)
Want to show Mom (or whoever plays a maternal role in your life) that you love her, while maintaining proper social distancing?
Maybe a gift for a graduate who won't be walking the stage?
They might like a Yarnivore Gift Card! Available in amounts from $10-$100, these can be used on our website, or hoarded until it's safe to shop in person again. They're also good for classes and private lessons - even online!
You can also give yourself a gift card. Who deserves it more?
The Tip Jar
When you're working with multiple colors, you can keep the yarns from twisting and tangling around each other by watching how you turn from front-to-back. All you have to do is alternate turning your piece clockwise and counter-clockwise. This will enable crossed yarns to uncross as you knit or crochet the following row!
Online Private Lessons
Help is here! You're not alone anymore!
Wendy can help you remember that cast-on, rip out some stitches, figure out what row you're on, and more! Go to this page to learn how to schedule YOUR Online Private Lesson! You no longer have to struggle on your own!
All classes and in-person private lessons are currently on hold, due to the San Antonio & Bexar County joint Stay Home/Work Safe order.
Want to know more about our COVID19 schedule changes? Head to our website, where we respond to the changing conditions.
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