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Meet : Joel Henriques

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Joel’s website: www.madebyjoel.com Joel’s book: www.madebyjoel.com/madetoplay Joel Henriques is an artist who lives with his wife and three children in Portland, Oregon. He is author of the blog Made by Joel, where he shares his toys and craft ideas, and strives to show the importance and fun of handmade arts and crafts. He has recently …

Meet : Stephen Loidolt of Something's Hiding in Here

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Stephen’s website: somethingshidinginhere.com Stephen’s shop: foragehaberdashery.com hello, i’m stephen and i like to make things. after graduating with my BFA and MFA in sculpture, i started to collaborate with my wife, shauna, by making small gifts for friends. we began making product under the name something’s hiding in here and unexpectedly found ourselves running a business …

Wool and the Gang

Inspiration Board : Wool and the Gang

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Today’s post comes from our Art Department Assistant (and avid knitter!) Paulie Dibner: Our gorgeous spring has taken a small turn, and we’ve had some chilly weather the past few days. I’m excited for the sunshine to come back, but my brisk walk to work has given me the opportunity to pull out a scarf …

Tools & Materials : 40% off of all Punches at Michaels!

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If you know anything about us here in the Crafts Department, you know that we love punches and the projects they inspire. That said, we’ve got some exciting news to share: All MSC punches are 40% off at Michaels stores from April 15th- 21st! Run out and get your favorite punches while you can! Photo …

Around Town : New York Shopping, a tale of three Pearls

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The other day on one of my many shopping adventures in New York, I discovered the three stores on my list that day were Pearl Paint, Purl Soho and Pearl River. A trifecta! I had to blog about it, of course. Pearl Paint is a huge craft supply store on Canal and Mercer street in …

Inspiration Board : Velvet Burnout with Kevin O'Brien Studio

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Last week on the Martha Stewart Show, guest Kevin O’Brien showed Martha one of the processes that he uses to create his amazing textiles as seen above and below. The process is called velvet burnout and so much fun to learn about and not as difficult as I thought it might be! Some things to …

Inspiration Board : clean up with benefits

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Like probably most of you, I have many fabrics, and yarns, and beads and ribbons and pieces of paper … bits and pieces of all that I can never part with, because ‘you never know’ or, because it is simply a shame to throw them away. After a long Holiday season and two craft sales, …

Inspiration Board : War Horse Puppets

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A few weeks ago, my family and I went to see the play War Horse at Lincoln Center here in New York City. The play, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, was recently adapted into a movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The play has approximately a dozen cast members and a handful of unbelievable …