crafts and hobbies information channel

www.OfficeJax.Has.It  The online surplus outlet store home and office desks partitions furniture ps3 bicycles jewelry diecast models and collectables

We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
 Please check back frequently as new topics are added and current topics are updated daily.

search the hobby and crafts information channel for free online ebooks tips news reports do it yourself how to articles and remediesthe entire Directory of Crafts and Hobbies


Click here to show your advertising on hundreds of sites instantly

Hollywood Gets Crafty - Knitting And Crocheting Not Just For Grandma Anymore


Sometimes it's hard to imagine that the stars who shine so brightly on cinematic screens are people just like the rest of us. We often think that their lives are so much more interesting and exciting than our own and that we have little or nothing in common with the Hollywood crowd.

Well, it may surprise you to know that at least some of today's hottest stars enjoy perfectly normal leisure activities that we might acquaint more readily with something your grandmother enjoys doing.

I'm talking about crafts. More specifically, knitting and crocheting. These two activities are especially hot in recent years and Hollywood stars and other celebrities are certainly not immune to the lure of a relaxing evening spent with a crochet hook or knitting needles and a skein of yarn or two.

Indeed, some stars seem to be particularly captivated - some might even say addicted --by these old-time traditional activities. Julia Roberts, for example, is now well-known as a knitting enthusiast who loves to knit sweaters and was once photographed knitting on the set of a movie she was working on.

Other well-known knitters include Madonna, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker and Hilary Swank. Not to be left out, some well known celebrity men have decided that knitting is not just an activity for women. Tough-guy actor Russell Crowe and former NFL player Rosie Grier have made no secret of the fact that they enjoy it as well.

And who didn't see the TV footage of Martha Stewart and her now-famous "Coming Home" poncho that she was wearing during her trip home to Connecticut after completion of her sentence at Alderson Federal Prison in West Virginia?

The poncho was reportedly crocheted especially for Martha by one of her fellow inmates and after it appeared on TV, it seemed every knit and crochet addict in the country had to have the pattern. There was so much demand for the pattern that it crashed the server that hosts Lion Brand's web site soon after they posted a version of the pattern there.

And it's not just celebrities that are knitting and crocheting in record numbers. Manufacturers of yarn and other craft supplies report that sales are way up in recent years. One of the best-known yarn manufacturers, Lion Brand, reports that their sales have doubled in the last year alone. Granted, celebrities have a lot of money, but still, I don't believe they are solely responsible for Lion Brand's recent success!

It's hard to know just what may have triggered all the recent interest in these activities that have been around for so many years. Some believe that the terrible events on 9/11 have influenced people to focus more on home life and simple, more traditional activities. Others suggest that these activities are a nice contrast and welcome respite from lives that have become far too hectic in the wake of the new millennium.

Enthusiasts report that knitting or crocheting can be a very relaxing activity that also provides a nice sense of accomplishment upon the completion of a project. It's also a great way to create gifts for friends of loves ones that have that personal touch - so much more so than something purchased at the shopping mall.

Some also cherish the traditional aspect of these activities and still harbor fond memories of a beloved relative that took the time to pass along a skill that has endured through countless generations. A skill that they intend to pass down to their children as well.

Whatever the motivation, there's no question that these traditional activities are experiencing a revival of sorts. There are many possible explanations, however I suspect that speculation and statistics don't interest these enthusiasts as keenly as their plan for the next project they intend to tackle just as soon as the finishing touches have been applied to the current project.

Randae Radford is webmaster for Learn Crochet Now, a producer of quality instructional videos that teach crochet.


TODAYS NEWS BY OFFICEJAX FREE ADVERTISING AND AD EXCHANGE SOLUTIONSMORE RESOURCES updated Wed. September / 19 / 2018

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Maui Now

2018 Maui Fair Rural Life: Hobbies & Crafts Exhibit
Maui Now
The Hobbies and Crafts Exhibit at the 96th Maui Fair is accepting entries for craft projects. Everyone is invited to participate and show their wares. Applications, rules and regulations, judging criteria and categories to enter are available online ...



Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Open Studio
Madison.com
Stop into the Bubbler Room to meet the Bubbler's artist-in-residence Jacki Whisenant and learn more about Jacki and why she is wild about the wild things in this world! Draw with her or take on your own interpretation of creatures real and unreal with ...



Business Insider

Hobby Lobby, the craft store that has been at the center of numerous controversies, is growing across America. Here ...
Business Insider
Hobby Lobby, the privately owned arts-and-crafts store chain, currently operates 800 stores across 47 states. It plans to open 60 more stores and hire 2,500 new employees in 2018. Hobby Lobby has been at the center of a number of controversies over the ...

and more »


Ancient Earthworks Society Series -- Petroforms with Diane Fox
Madison.com
Join your AES colleagues and guests at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 15 at the South Madison Library as researcher Diane Fox introduces us to petroforms (arranged and altered rocks) — an aspect of Wisconsin's ancient record that is both poorly ...



Banner and Card Making for Confetti Foundation!
Madison.com
Did you hear the news? We recently started working with The Confetti Foundation, a national non-profit who provides birthday boxes to hospitalized kids! Their mission really resonated with us (after all, confetti and celebrating ARE built right into ...



Fall Porch Pot Make and Take
Madison.com
Fall is such a special time of the year here in Wisconsin. From the crisp fall air to the vibrant colored leaves that adorn our trees, fall truly is magical! Why not bring some of that fall magic home with you. We invite you to join us for our Fall ...



Scientific Illustration Workshop: -- Tiny Things w/ Bubbler artist-in-residence
Madison.com
Join artist Jacki Whisenant in this workshop that will use FoldScopes (lightweight, portable microscopes that use a smartphone and a stage to see microscopic views of small objects). There are so many amazing things to explore in this world, and it is ...



Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn Group
Madison.com
Alicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about ...



New York Times

Finding Gear for Teens to Try Out Hobbies
New York Times
... testing beginner-friendly equipment and supplies for pursuing hobbies. There's a whole world of hobbies, and here we've focused on entry-level and budget-friendly gear for some popular categories: learning to play a musical instrument, arts and ...



Livemint

Urban youth spend free time online, not outside
Livemint
Sports and fitness activities still rank higher than hobbies such as arts and crafts or playing musical instruments when it comes to spending free time. Meanwhile, investors seem to be betting big on India's fitness and preventive healthcare industry ...


Google News

university of akron university housing available      coroplast signs akron ohio           Click here to place your AD on this page for free baclink and better pagerank

OfficeJax free ad space available here

 

Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It

Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It

Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It

 

Free Automatic Link Exchange

indoor flea markets in Ohio indoor flea markets

Office furniture surplus outlet center in Ohio

find unique neon advertising and RV rotating pvc flag poles at OfficeJax Surplus Outlet
 

Buy art and craft supplies below wholesale in Akron, Ohio at OfficeJax

officejax surplus office furniture outlet Akron, ohio

[Back to Top]

 

 

auction news and listings for Akron, Ohio

Best Home Remedies and tips

Akron crafts and hobby news center

Akron currency trading

Akron Ohio pet news

Advertising and promotions Akron, Ohio

The Akron blogging news center

Akron Ohio web site design news

Akron Mortgaging and refinancing

Home | Site Map
© 2012 - 2018 All Rights Reserved

 

coroplast akron ohio custom signs and advertising solutions at OfficeJax online flea market