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NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: These two young ladies made the rounds of the entire area, learning everything — including finger-knitting, which wasn’t even on the roster!

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: The cross-stitch and needlepoint area, with a little knitting thrown in.

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: R2D2 raced by frequently, here seen with Millie Judd, one of our knitting, crochet and spinning teachers.

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: One couple had a great time and learned something to do together. Both were brand-new crochet students, and look what she made after learning just single crochet!

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: Doug Kreinik of Kreinik Manufacturing joined us again this year, making friendship bracelets with his sparkly threads and cool twisted thread tool. He lost count, but figured 250 to 300 bracelets. That’s a lot of winding!

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: Seventy volunteers in 17 hours taught at least 1,250 new needle artists across the various skills of knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, spinning, and our latest, tatting.

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: Almost finished setting up! Erika Pfeiffer putting away the extra knitting needles.

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: A butterfly tatted out of Kreinik's 1/16” gold braid!

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: Daniel Judd and Derand Love pumping up our yarn ball. It later gets wrapped in a knitted strip so it looks more like yarn, and is attached to our 10-ft long knitting needles.

NeedleArts Zone at 2014 Detroit Maker Faire: The spinning area was hopping, as usual.