Meet Facebook Shops

Good news for businesses looking to expand their reach, especially the brick and mortar shops looking to move operations online for the first time. Facebook has announced Shops, an e-commerce platform where businesses can set up their own store front within Facebook. These free stores will allow businesses to accept online payment, connect with Facebook’s built-in audience, and give customers a new way to discover brands.

Pre-Order Modern Italian Lace Crochet

Designer Karen Whooley’s latest book, Modern Italian Lace Crochet, is now available for preorder. The book, which is released on June 2nd, contains 10 new crochet patterns inspired by ideas and stitches from the designer’s Italian heritage. From shawls to wearable garments, each garment has a modern touch to make them extremely wearable.

The Big Community Sew

Fashion designer and host of The Great British Showing Bee has started the Big Community Sew, an initiative to ensure that everyone in the UK has a fabric face covering. Visit the website to download free face mask patterns for adults and kids, connect with local UK groups to donate finished masks, and even learn how to properly wear a mask.

CAST ON: Indiana Sunset by Lisa K Ross

Inspired by her stay-at-home days, Indiana Sunset is the first pattern in Lisa K Ross’ three pattern Close To Home Shawl Collection. The half-circle shawl combines gradient and solid colorways – both fingering – with stripes and slipped stitches that mimic a spring sunset. If the subtle color melt isn’t enough to inspire you to cast on, the pattern is free on Revelry through May 21st with code ‘Indiana.’