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In the New Year, take stock of needlework projects

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 02, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
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BDN Photo by Ardeana Hamlin

These vintage Christmas tree ornaments from the late 1970s were handcrafted from felt, a bit of lace and buttons.

Tradition of handmade tree ornaments lingers on

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 26, 2013, at 2:09 p.m.
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Well-known authors including Jane Smiley, Anita Shreve, Ann Patchett and Andre Dubus III write about knitting in "Knitting Yarns."

Last-minute gift ideas for knitters

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 19, 2013, at 10:51 a.m.
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What to do before donating needlework books, related items

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 12, 2013, at 12:19 p.m.
"Suns Triptych" by Beatrice Gilbert in foreground and "These Foolish Things" by Dr. Donald Talbot on the right are on view through Dec. 31 at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham.

Quilted assemblages on view at Maine Fiberarts Gallery

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 05, 2013, at 12:21 p.m.
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Giving thanks includes nods for years of knitting

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 29, 2013, at 7:44 a.m.
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Penobscot basket maker Pam Cunningham of Hampden splits brown ash in her kitchen recently.

Basket-maker carries on the tradition

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 21, 2013, at 5:34 a.m.
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Sue Hopkins of Newburgh, in the basement of her house where she does her sewing, shows two of the dresses she makes for little girls in sizes 2 to 5.

Newburgh woman sews ‘twirl factor’ into little girls’ dresses

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 14, 2013, at 12:36 p.m.
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Artist Norm Stern of Hampden holds a totebag bearing an image of his original painting of a hibiscus. Stern's totebags will be available for purchase at the Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood annual Holiday Marketplace and Craft Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at 144 York St.

After painting lessons at 75, 89-year-old Hampden artist’s work of “rugged realism” now adorns tote bags

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 07, 2013, at 11:51 a.m.
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Cover shot of "Knit Christmas Stockings" by Gwen W. Steege

There’s still time to stitch holidays gifts

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 01, 2013, at 5:56 a.m.
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When needlework and food combine

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 24, 2013, at 8:24 a.m.
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These crocheted (left) and knit can cozies, made with the cotton yarn the color of mud, are intended for use by men who care whether or not they leave water rings on furniture.

Beer koozies and men can coexist

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 17, 2013, at 12:19 p.m.
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"Metropolitan knits" by Melissa Wehrle

New books will appeal to knitters

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 10, 2013, at 3:48 p.m.
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Designing, making a laptop tote

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 03, 2013, at 5:57 a.m.
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This mixed-media embroidered piece by artist Jill Snyder Wallace of Minot will be among her works on display through September and October at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham.

Gallery displays mixed-media embroidered pieces

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 26, 2013, at 1:16 p.m.
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New books will appeal to crocheters

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 17, 2013, at 10:57 a.m.
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Find free patterns online to knit and crochet for baby

By Ardeana Hamlin on Sept. 10, 2013, at 4:21 p.m.
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Crocheters, knitters needed to make purple caps for babies

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 27, 2013, at 3:13 p.m.
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Vintage textiles deserve to be handed on in a family

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 20, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.
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Sculpture and quilts on view at Maine Fiberarts

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 13, 2013, at 8:02 a.m.