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Bone Buttons by Andrew Haviland

­Today we are pleased to announce a new offering in our Twig & Horn store: handcrafted bison bone buttons by Andrew Haviland, artist from Providence, Rhode Island. Carefully carved by hand, each button is unique—no two are alike, due to the individual qualities of the bones from which they’re crafted. The freedom of versatility is limitless: A single button can work as a subtle statement piece to finish a garment, while multiple buttons together give serious character to a buttoned handknit. We had the joy of putting a few questions to the maker for an insight into how these lovely buttons came to be, and into the daily work life of the artist himself. From his hands, to ours, to yours—Andrew’s pursuits...

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How to wash your wool garments with T&H Wool Soap

We suggest this simple method for washing and lanolizing your wool and wool-blend garments using our Wool Soap:  Things you'll need: T&H Wool Soap, lukewarm water, basin or sink that is big enough to submerge your entire garment, and a garment in need of refreshing, cleaning, and/or lanolizing. Fill an appropriately sized washbasin with enough lukewarm water to cover your garment. (We used a smaller-than-optimal basin for these photos because we thought it was pretty.) As you fill your basin, pour 1-2 capfuls of Wool Soap into the water. More for larger basins and larger garments. Water should cover garment, but no need to fill the basin. Submerge your garment in the basin and give it a gentle squeeze and...

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Twig & Horn

If you've listened to, the podcast Hannah Fettig and I put together a while back, you may have heard me gushing about the square gauge ruler that has been a staple in my knitting toolkit for years. I was terrified of losing it because it was no longer available. And believe me I tried (and tried) to find another one for back up. Like you, I'm an avid knitter, and just like any experienced crafter, I know that quality tools are essential to the process. I started Quince & Co. because I wanted to bring high quality, responsible, US-made yarns to the marketplace. Now we're seeking to do the same for the tools behind every great knitter, with the...

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