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Factoring an e-reader into learning more about needlework history

By Ardeana Hamlin on March 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
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This small box was made from an old greeting card.

Turn old greeting cards into little boxes

By Ardeana Hamlin on March 12, 2013, at 10:54 a.m.
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Guild logs 20 years of sewing for good causes

By Ardeana Hamlin on March 05, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.

Knit a zombie, crochet a motif

By Ardeana Hamlin on Feb. 26, 2013, at 1:04 p.m.

New guild offers free knowledge in knitting, crocheting and other textile arts

By Ardeana Hamlin on Feb. 12, 2013, at 11:40 a.m.
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Nothing says love like a handmade Valentine.

Make a Valentine’s card for your sweetie

By Ardeana Hamlin on Feb. 04, 2013, at 10:44 a.m.
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A tea wallet, closed.

How to make a tea wallet

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 28, 2013, at 10:42 a.m.
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BDN’s By Hand column marks 10 years

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
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The seven Conley sisters get together each year for a weekend to craft. This year they decided to make afghans, one for each sister. Enjoying one another’s company in 2011 are sister (left side of table, front to back) Maureen, Mary, Margaret, Patti and (right side of table) Kathy, Tery and Dorothy.

Afghan project designed to knit seven sisters more closely together

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 14, 2013, at 11:31 a.m.
Sissy the cat tries a few shenanigans while her human attempts to sew a fine seam.

Cat finds some fun in sewing

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 07, 2013, at 1:25 p.m.
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Resolve to keep stitching

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 31, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.
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Ardeana Hamlin and her father Floyd Hamlin cut a Christmas tree in Mayfield in 1988.

Stealth turned hunt for Christmas tree into adventure

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 24, 2012, at 11:01 a.m.
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These mittens knit of chunky wool yarn have been earmarked for use while shoveling snow.

Legacy of knitting mittens passed down through family

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 17, 2012, at 4:59 p.m.
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This Signature Quilt was made in 1849 in Bucksport and was hand-pieced in a variable star pattern. It is part of the collection the Penobscot Marine Museum will display in the "Keeping Warm" exhibit, which opens Dec. 15.

‘Keeping Warm’ at the Penobscot Marine Museum

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 10, 2012, at 11:21 a.m.
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Join Central Maine Power Co.’s mitten drive

By Ardeana Hamlin on Dec. 03, 2012, at 11:03 a.m.
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 "Night Travels: Installation by Susan Mills," will be on display Nov. 30 through Feb. 15 at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., in Topsham.

‘Night Travels’ opens at Maine Fiberarts

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 26, 2012, at 3:53 p.m.
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Look for babies items in crochet and witty knitting in new books

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 19, 2012, at 10:21 a.m.
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Buying on sale can combat sewing pattern sticker shock

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 12, 2012, at 8:19 p.m.
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This cross stitch on burlap was found in a thrift shop in Seward, Neb., 20 years ago.

Cross stitched burlap item remains a mystery

By Ardeana Hamlin on Nov. 05, 2012, at 11:15 a.m.
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This square in a silk quilt stitched in 1844 and being readied for display by staff at the Bangor Museum and Center for History is signed by Catherine Hardy, the wife of Bangor artist Jeremiah Hardy.

Museum staff sleuth for history of silk quilt deemed a treasure

By Ardeana Hamlin on Oct. 29, 2012, at 12:15 p.m.