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Knit & Crochet Today

Tunisian/Hairpin Scarf (#109)

Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen explains the ins and outs of hairpin lace and tunisian crochet. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: KNIT & CROCHET TODAY seeks to reach the steadily growing demographic of knit and crochet enthusiasts by highlighting two of the craft world's most popular pastimes. The entertaining series, hosted by Bret Bara, editor of Crochet Todaymagazine, features the top designers and experts in the field. A rotating cast of guests demonstrates the most popular techniques for creating lace, purses, multicolored patterns, felting, socks and many others. In each episode, two talented and experienced needle artists one knitting and one crochet expert provide detailed instruction on a variety of projects. In addition, field pieces highlight the latest industry news, the best knitting and crochet blogs and interviews with the top artists in color and apparel design.

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