Needle Crafts

 

Needle Crafts Department


 

Knitted Knockers - breast prosthetics

Ben Franklin is accepting donations!

We will be collecting knitted knockers year-round. We stock a wide variety of yarn that has been approved for use with the Knitted Knocker program. Don't forget to pick up a FREE pattern while you're here.

- What are Knitted Knockers?
Knitted Knockers are special, soft, lightweight breast prosthetics that are very comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation, and/ or are undergoing reconstruction. Knitted knockers are made by volunteer knitters. More details on their website: https://www.knittedknockers.org/

Knitted Knockers

 

 

"Hat Not Hate" INITIATIVE

Ben Franklin is accepting donations!

With #HatNotHate Lion Brand Yarn hopes to increase awareness of the impact bullying has on children, teens, and adults. We will be collecting hats year-round. For EVERY hat that is dropped off in the store, you will receive a coupon for 20% off your next skein of yarn (any color/style of yarn).

FAQ:
- What size? Anything from childs’ 5 yrs – 18 yrs.

- What color? Any shade of blue. You can also mix in other colors, but the hat MUST be at least 75% blue.

- What style? Any style you wish; beanie, slouch, clouche, newsboy, etc.

- What fibers are accepted? Any fibers are welcome, but please indicate what fiber was used when you drop the hats off. We have tags available for you to fill out when you drop off your donation.

- Are patterns available? Yes! We have free patterns in the store or you can download one from Lion Brand Yarns (http://www.lionbrand.com/hat-not-hate)

- Where should I bring them? Please drop off your donations in the Yarn or Fabric department of the store.

- Where will the hats be distributed? All of the hats will be sent to Lion Brand Yarns and then will be distributed nationwide.

Hat Not Hate

 


 

EYB Babe 100 & Babe Jazz Yarn

EYB Babe 100 & Babe Jazz yarn is a beautiful, acrylic, DK weight yarn with plenty of yardage on a single skein to create baby sweaters. Babe Jazz is gorgeous with self-patterning stripes and team up Babe Jazz with coordinating colors of Babe 100 for blankets, sweaters, hats, booties and more.

EYB Babe 100 and EYB Babe Jazz Yarn

 

Kameron Cardigan pattern available at the store.

EYB Babe 100 and EYB Babe Jazz Yarn - cardigan sweater

 

 

 

Mirasol Sulka Legato Yarn

It's a super soft, gorgeous yarn of silk, alpaca & wool. Choose from a wide range of colors to create the Gina Sweater (pattern available in-store) or a variety of other patterns. This yarn has an amazing drape and luscious hand and will create amazing shawls, sweaters, or cowls.

Mirasol Sulka Legato Yarn

 

 

 

Queensland Perth Yarn

Queensland Perth is a wonderful yarn with gorgeous color shifts in each ball. This yarn is perfectly suited for socks but would also create gorgeous shawls or scarves. (Aurelia Cowl pattern available in-store).

Queensland Perth Yarn

 

 

 

EYB Maypole and Maypole DK Yarn

This is a fun, textural yarn that is available in both a worsted (#4) or a bulky (#5) and is machine wash and dry. Its gentle self-striping patterns is perfectly suited for everything from blankets to sweaters. (Pattern available in-store)

EYB Maypole and Maypole DK Yarn

 

 

 

Red Heart Amigurumi

Each cake of yarn makes two matching characters, choose from elephants, llamas, unicorns, dinosaurs, mermaids or candy skulls. All of the cakes include the crochet instructions for the character and a few also include knitting instructions.

Red Heart Amigurumi

 

Red Heart Amigurumi

 

 

 

 

EYB Kid Cotton Yarn

EYB Kid Cotton is a super soft, mercerized cotton in a DK weight. It works up beautifully in sweaters and home projects. It would be amazing for market bags.

Kid Cotton is also Knitted Knocker approved and we have a full palette of colors to make all your knitting and crocheting colorful and fun. (Sweater pattern available in-store)

EYB Kid Cotton sweater pattern

 

 

 

 

Loop-It Finger Looping Yarn by Red Heart + Loops & Twists Books

You don’t need to know how to knit or crochet with these new Loops & Twists books and over 15 colors of Loop-It yarn to create something amazing. Here's a video that shows you how easy it is to use this yarn: https://youtu.be/r0RgNNZqcyw

"NEW" Loop-It Finger Looping Yarn by Red Heart

 

 

 

 

Cross Stitch Disney Stocking Kits

The new cross-stitch Disney stocking kits will be a hit this Christmas! We also have other Disney needle art items (more cross stitch and latch hook kits not Christmas related). Come see our entire selection!

Disney Cross Stitch Kits

 

 

 

 

FREE Cowl Pattern

This beautiful cowl Tracy is wearing is made with our new Go For Faux Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn. Pick up a FREE pattern in our yarn department the next time you're here.

Go For Faux Yarn by Lion Brand Yarn

 

 

 

 

Embroidery How-To Books

Embroidery is easier than you think! Check out the books we have here at Ben Franklin that could help you get started, or take you to the next level.

Embroidery books

 

 

 

 

Dimensions Needle Felting Kits

No felting mold necessary! 1. Tear the wool. 2. Start needle felting. 3. Shape by hand. The kit includes 100% wool roving, felting needle, felting mat, embroidery needle, thread and step-by-step instructions. We have several designs to choose from.  

Unicorn Needle Felting Kit

 

 

 

 

Pom Pom Knitted Hat - FREE pattern

Pattern designed by Tandy, our yarn manager. Come in to get your FREE copy!

Pom Pom Knitted Hat - free pattern

 

 

Faux Fur Pom Poms

We have 12 colors available.

Faux Fur Pom Poms

 

 

 

 

 

Knitting & Crocheting Tools and Accessories

Choose from our extensive selection of tools to ensure that you're successful with all your yarn projects; including a full range of Knitter's Pride needles, Boye & Clover crochet hooks, stitch markers, row counters and more.

 

Knitting and Crochet Accessories

Knitting and Crochet Accessories

 

 

 

 

Macramé Trend

If you are following the latest macramé trend, you'll be happy to know that we have everything you'll need to create your next project! If you have not tried this old/new craft, it's a great time to start!

We have beads, cord rolls, books, the Macramé Assistant (door clamp holder), and boxed kit.

Macrame supplies

Macrame books

 

 

Diamond Dotz Sparkling Designs

Create stunning designs using the Diamond Embroidery Facet Art Kits. Designs are printed on high-quality polyester fabric. The areas to be worked with diamonds is printed in the form of a chart similar to a counted cross-stitch chart. Each colored diamond corresponds to a symbol on the chart. Take the diamond stylus and dip it into the wax pot. Pick up a diamond from the caddy making sure to place the head of the stylus on the rounded side of the diamond. Place the diamond on the corresponding symbol on the chart. The adhesive surface makes it easy to place and stick the diamond down. ~ Transcript from video tutorial by www.needleartworld.com - video available HERE.

Diamond Dotz sparkling designs

Diamond Dotz Designs

 

 

 

 

Yarn and Needle Crafts Storage Containers

Organizing has never been so easy! Come in to see our new storage containers for your yarn, needles and accessories!

DMC Stitch tote

 

Knitters Pride Storage

 

Knitters pouch for knitters and hooks

 

Yarn and Needle Craft Storage Containers

 



 

How-To Videos

Visit our YouTube Channel for Needle Crafts videos!

YouTube Channel