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V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
Some of Stitchology’s happy fabrics
Elizabeth W. Hughes

DIY Gift Guide

Crafty Commons

More options for yarn, fabric, notions and know-how

By Elizabeth W. Hughes

Fiber Chicks

Fiber Chicks is hidden in a courtyard in Old Town between a coffee shop and an art gallery. It’s easy to miss. But once you’re inside, miles of yarn become a blank slate for knitting, crocheting and felting. Fibers from all over the world and a mix of crafters and tourists exploring Old Town are brought together by the common thread of fiber arts, with owner Lesley Miller serving as hostess and tour guide.

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Arts

Make Your Own Fall Wardrobe

The Designer’s Lounge adds new classes

Teresa Romero, founder of the Designer’s Lounge
Michael L. Miller
Teresa Romero, founder of the Designer’s Lounge

If you have a hard time finding clothes that fit you just right, or special items that suit your taste perfectly, consider learning to make your own fashions. The Designer’s Lounge, which just produced the teen fashion show Fall Into the Stars, has added new classes for September. Read this week’s Arts story to get an idea of how far these classes can take you.

One of these additions, Embellishment Crochet, starts tomorrow—and more are coming right up— so check the Designer’s Lounge website soon.

A student working in the Designer’s Lounge
A student working in the Designer’s Lounge
V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
John Bear

Art News

It’s Sew Easy

New store continues where Panda Robot left off

By John Bear
The Octopus and the Fox is the brainchild of four women who wanted a place for Albuquerque shoppers to be able to buy handmade goods.

Clocks made out of old Grateful Dead records adorn the walls along with paintings, mosaics and other visual art. Blown glass pieces sit in a display case alongside belt buckles. Velociraptors in love grace a pillow. ...
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