Gwen Bautista

Gwen Bautista is a published Knit and Crochet Designer as well as an avid all-round crafter. She has been enjoying a career in design for 12 years and loves creating community spaces where artists, crafters, and makers of all abilities can show off their talent. Gwen's passion for designing relatable and intelligent design pieces ranges from delightful and modern fashion accessories to home accessories. Gwen pulls inspiration from the people in her life, which results in beautiful and trendy streetwear pieces as well as functional and fabulous home essentials. Maybe even more than her passion for design, Gwen's dedication to communicating and teaching others the skills she's developed as a designer proves her to be a modern expert in fiber arts.

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Best Red Christmas Truck Crafts

Gas up the Vintage Red Christmas Truck for your holiday celebrations with these adorable crafts. Reminiscent of Pick-Up Truck Christmas parades often found in quaint small towns make these traditional Christmas Pick-ups full of holiday cheer as they light the way for Santa’s visit.

How to Knit Cables for Beginners

Beautifully knit cables have drawn crafters to learn how to knit for years. Today let’s learn how to knit cables. At its very basic structure, cables are formed from knitting stitches out of order over several rows. In this tutorial, we will show you how to knit a standard cable stitch, also called a rope cable. We write this in our pattern with a C for cable, the number of stitches that will be a part of the cable (in this tutorial, we are knitting 4), and F or B for where we will hold the stitches; altogether it will look like C4F or C4B, which you would find in the Special Stitches section of Mary Maxim Patterns. If you are working a pattern, make sure to read all stitch instructions thoroughly because they can change slightly depending on the pattern.

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Super Bulky Yarn – Mary Maxim Starlette Chunky

There is a new Mary Maxim Yarn just in time for fall that I am very excited to share with you today. Mary Maxim Starlette Chunky is a super bulky size 6 yarn that will be your next go-to yarn for quick knit, and crochet projects, and a great yarn for big projects are that designed to make big impacts with stitches that really stand out. If you are a fiber artist who loves a good super bulky yarn, Starlette Chunky is the Mary Maxim yarn for you.

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