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Summer Project Ideas

Summertime is a great time for creativity!  We can finally be outside and stitch while enjoying nature, and work on things that aren't necessarily so heavy and woolly.  Looking for some ideas for what to start next?  Whether you want to sew, knit, crochet, or dip into macrame, we've compiled a few projects for you!

Macrame Plant Hanger

Plants can really spruce up your space and make it feel happy and alive.  When they're hanging in a beautiful macrame plant hanger you made yourself, what's not to love?  You can make it yours with beads and fringe, and then pick the perfect plant to live in it.  Mine shown here is a Neon Pothos.  I love his brightly colored leaves! Our next class is June 3, 2021.

Macrame Wall Hanging

Boho wall hangings are all the rage, and these Solid Oak kits come with everything you need to make your own.  Accents such as wood beads, copper tubing, and wooden branches for hanging give them some interest and a natural touch.  Complete with instructions, this will be a fun activity to get into one summer day.  Macrame is great to do with the kids too.

Gypsum Skirt

The Gypsum skirt by Sew Liberated has breezy comfort with so much style.  Meg always includes those details that bring her patterns over the edge such as flat felled seams, a nice thick waistband, and those wonderful big pockets.  Try one in a natural linen, or use a cotton like I did.  This is one of my favorite basics, Ruby Star Society Add it Up in Slate.

Greenwood Tank

I love this basic tank pattern by Straight Stitch Designs. Tanks are my go-to in the summer, plus I love working with and wearing knits.  Give this one a go for a quick, satisfying sew!

Crochet Wall Hanging

Not into macrame but want to hang some of your own handmade style on your wall?  These wall hangings are an ingenious way to do just that.  Pick an interesting crochet motif and your favorite hand dyed super bulky yarn, and fix it into a metal ring.  Laura used her hand dyed BFL.  Add lots of fringe and your room has just leveled up.

Crochet Willow Lace Vest

This crocheted vest Laura made just exudes summer vibes!  Using just two skeins of a colorful hand dyed sock yarn, you can have this lacey bohemian addition to your wardrobe.  Laura used Malabrigo Sock Yarn in Arco Iris.  Layer it over a solid Greenwood Tank and you're ready to breeze through whatever comes your way.

Seven Sisters Top

This lightweight sweater works up very quickly and is easy for a beginner sweater knitter to understand.  Blue Sky Organic Cotton Worsted yarn is unbelievably soft, and the palette of bright solids and printed options are just irresistible. I used the Printed Dusty Miller colorway for mine.

Crochet Market Bag

Another fantastic use of Blue Sky Fibers Printed Organic Cotton Worsted yarn.  These crocheted market bags are HOT and I can see why!  Anyone would love this if you need a handmade gift this season.  Fill it with more gifts (like YARN) if desired.  :) I can't wait for our local farmer's market to open up, and a market bag you make yourself will make carrying your veggies even more fun.  Beth also used the Dusty Miller colorway for this awesome bag.

Spring Grove Top

My Spring Grove Top is probably my favorite garment I've ever knitted.  Made in breathable Blue Sky Organic Cotton Skinny yarn, it really works for all seasons.  Ask us about special ordering a sweater's quantity of the colors of your choice!  The combinations are endless.

Embroidery and Cross Stitch Kits

Embroidery and cross stitch kits are lightweight, and portable, making them ideal for outdoor stitching in the sun.  We've got lots of options in this department, click here to see more.

I hope you enjoyed this compilation of summer craft ideas!  Did any of these inspire you?  Reach out and let us know, and always feel free to ask us for help.  We'd love to see what you create!

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