Charity. The word itself conjures up all kinds of pictures in our minds. Good and for some not so good. Red Heart Yarns has always had a community spirit. While Red Heart has had a very long history it has not turned it's back on giving away patterns, helps, or really inspiring fiber artists in their unique yarn selections.
Red Heart is manufactured right here in the United States and is a popular favorite. The resources they offer are nearly endless. Therefore this blog post will be short on discussion and long on resources. There is so much available, I should probably get started LOL!
How to's and Helpful information are important when you are a crocheter or a knitter. Especially if you are just beginning. Charities all have specific requirements so PLEASE check with the charity before you decide to make something on their behalf. Okay so let's start with something basic. The Craft Yarn Council writes standards for most of the fiber arts industry. Compliance is voluntary. However if you look at your average skein of yarn from companies like Red Heart you'll notice symbols numbers and letters on the yarn band. Those are part of the CYC's standards for the yarn industry. Here's a blog post from Red Heart on the subject: blog.redheart.com/cyc-standards-updates/#more-19551
There are a lot of look books for yarns and patterns:
Red Heart has a blog as does designer Marly Bird.
Red Heart's blog:
Marly Bird's Blog:
Thank you for reading today's Red Heart resource-o-rama. I know there's a lot more on the Red Heart Website for you to explore. We can't all be famous designers but we can all create a little happiness by design.
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