But first, get ready to LOL at this The Onion story. Spoiler: this story is us all.

Ready, Set, Scrap!

Collect your project leftovers, stashed yarn, and mini skeins! It’s time to put them to use in the Ready, Set, Scrap makers challenge. Hosted by Aly Threads, be inspired to make the most creative looking and original hat with your mish mash of yarn. Finish your hat by December 2 and post it to Instagram with #readysetscrap. The winner will be gifted a $50 Vias Giftcard.

Listen To Maker Stories

Craft Expertise, a UK Research and Innovation Fellowship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, was started in March 2019 to ‘support diversity and expertise development in the contemporary craft economy’ including digital technology and social media platforms. To begin exploring craft in relation to gender and race, Maker Stories Podcast was recently launched. Listen to the personal stories of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women in these almost hour long interviews.

Submit A Quilt For Quilt Con

Have an original, modern quilt that’s blue ribbon worthy? Enter to win the top prize at Quilt Con, happening in Austin, Texas February 20-23, 2020. Enter as many 5 quilts that have been made in the last three years to win one of five monetary prizes. Deadline to enter is December 2, 2019.

CAST ON: Little Waves Cowl by Meg Roke

This knitted cowl features geometric triangles positioned in a quilt-like style as a modern interpretation of waves. Pick three contrasting colors of DK weight yarn to knit this stranded colorwork design that will hug your neck in the most cozy way.