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My Needlework Collection

Inspiration Board : My Needlework Collection

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I rarely do needle crafts, but I was looking around my apartment and surprised to realize how many examples of different types of needlework decorate my home.  My collection ranges in style and technique, but they’re all warm additions to my space.  I love living with objects, knowing whoever made each piece invested a lot …

Thread Drawings

Photo Galleries : Thread Drawings

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Embroidery is the decoration of material – usually fabric, but it can also involve paper, leather, etc. – with a needle and embellishment (usually thread, but can also include ribbon, beads, yarn, etc.) A few years ago, I became fascinated with thread drawings.  I would take photos and then try to loosely sketch them in …

Behind the Scenes : The world's most blogged-about bird (post follow-up)

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You may remember when our colleague Kristin received an unusual and extremely thoughtful Christmas gift from her boyfriend: a collection of friends’ artistic interpretations of her pet bird, Pico. Here at work, we’re no strangers to how obsessed this girl is with her bird, so for Kristin’s April birthday, we coworkers figured there was no …

Contests & Prizes : Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts

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Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts is finally here this March 31st ! For the past year we have been working hard on our second craft book.  It is truly our approach to Fabric Crafts and includes techniques most sewing books don’t normally cover.  In addition to sewing, quilting and embroidery we also …

TV Crafts : Cats & Crafts

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I think anyone who has a cat is familiar with the scenario of getting set up to craft, or already totally immersed in crafting, to suddenly find a feline friend who is extremely interested in what is happening. Equally amusing and frustrating I present my two non-helper helpers. It never ceases to amaze me that …

Inspiration Board : Museum of Arts and Design

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Last week, my coworkers and I paid a visit to the Museum of Arts and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum) to give our brains and hands a rest and to get some inspiration (one forgets how important this is!!). I was particularly taken with one of the current exhibits, “Slash: Paper Under The Knife,” …


Photo Galleries : Score

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I barely remember when we learned that “score” means 20 years in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  But 20 years has been coming up a lot in my life lately, as in remembering 20 years ago. In 1990 I was living near San Francisco, studying Fashion Design, and working in the mall part-time as a fragrance model. …

TV Crafts : Personalized wedding gift

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Today’s TV Tuesday post by Kirsten Earl: My dear cousin married a wonderful woman in June, and I am a procrastinator, so they still do not have a wedding gift from me and my husband (I have to admit that this, unfortunately, is not the first time the one-year rule has saved me). I managed …