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Thursday
Nov082007

Luxurious Wool Blanket

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Of all of my handmade projects, this luxurious, organic wool-melton blanket is definitely my favorite. I can't wait to bundle up with it during the winter! The rich tone of the organic wool-melton from O-Wool is complimented perfectly by the vibrant print from Liberty of London that I used to bind the edge.  Although I'm planning to keep this blanket for myself, it would also make a great gift. --Molly

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Tuesday
Oct162007

Knit One, Purl One for the Road: Isabelle's Cross-Country Road Trip!

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Our friend and Purl Bee writer Isabelle is moving!  She'll be heading west from New York City to Seattle at the end of this month.  Along the way, Isabelle will need a car-friendly craft to work on when she's not driving or taking pictures out of the window.  To help her prepare, we have a question for you:

What is your favorite road trip craft? 

What crafts translate best to the highways and byways? Have you been inspired by a quirky roadside attraction, a diner's blinking neon letters, a farmstand, or a monument?

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Please share your most memorable road knitting, sewing, or other crafts with us in the comments section below!

Saturday
Oct062007

NEW! Purl Color Wheel Quilt Custom Fabric Bundle!

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Joelle's Color Wheel Quilt is one of our favorite projects from her new book, Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts.  It is a spectacular heirloom, a treat for the eyes, and a fun color experiment. We couldn't wait to get our hands on this incredible pattern and start picking out fabrics! 

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Wednesday
Oct032007

Introducing Purl's First Fabric Collection: Cake Rock Beach!

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We are thrilled to announce our very first fabric collection, designed by Joelle for Moda! Cake Rock Beach is inspired by naturalist science and art of the 19th century, which celebrated the unique forms of natural objects as they were discovered and studied. 

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Monday
Sep102007

A Nod to Purl from New York's Bravest

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We are honored that our humble storefront captured the attention of our friendly local firehouse EMS team, who chose it as their symbol of the neighborhood for their new uniform patch!  They wanted to represent the vibrant arts scene of lower Manhattan, so they took our little slice of Sullivan Street and added some guitars to suit their "rockn" theme. 

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Now the 63rd precinct of FDNY - EMS will wear our neighborhood proudly on their uniform wherever they go! Not only are they brave, they have great taste too!