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Inspiration Board : Houndstooth

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Over the past number of months I have been quite interested in pixelation and how to represent images as collections of neatly organized little squares – so geometrically satisfying! At the same time I have been looking at classic fabric prints and patterns and how striking they are when done on a large, graphic scale. …

On The Web : MSC Paint, Part II

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I’m always so tickled to find great projects in the blog world that are inspired by or use our product. Our new line of Martha Stewart Craft Paint has proved incredibly popular – take a look at some of the below projects! Jenny from Hank & Hunt used our glitter paint to make the cute …

Inspiration Board : Alchemy Yarns

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The ultimate luxury of crafting to me is working with a material that was created with the finest ingredients, love and inspiration. A material that  inspires even just ‘as is’ … waiting to be transformed  and given your personal touch … Alchemy yarns are that kind of luxury. Each strand starts with the best of fibers, …

Craft Room Clean Up!

Behind the Scenes : Craft Room Clean Up!

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With 2012 well underway, we thought the Craft Room here at our offices could use a good clean. This three day undertaking was well worth the work (hauling heavy bins while breathing in dust and glitter), as there’s much to be said for working in a clean, organized environment. We even found some inspiration along …

New York Shopping, Part Two

Around Town : New York Shopping, Part Two

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A while back I posted about some of the specialty stores I’ve stumbled upon while shopping for the department. Here’s another round of places I’ve visited on recent supply adventures… if you’re in New York or will be soon, check them out! M&J Trimming is located at 1008 Avenue of the Americas  New York, NY Toho …

Rope Crafts

Make It : Rope Crafts

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I love crafting with materials from hardware stores. There’s something exciting about turning a typically utilitarian product into something beautiful and unexpected—don’t you think? In the August issue of Living we featured some rope-craft “Good Things.” Rope is such a fun material because there are so many colors, textures, and widths available. But that’s not …

Inspiration Board : D.I.Y.Y. Mohair presentation

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Last week I went to an incredible presentation at Spinexpo, which was created by the amazing Lidewii Edelkoort and her company Trend Union in a collaboration with Mohair South Africa. Yes, we’ve all happily watched (and participated), as knitting and crocheting have gained more momentum again, yarn stores are popping up everywhere, knitting groups are …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Milk Paint

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Marilyn writes: On Martha’s show last week, she showed how to decorate a clay pot. I found all but one of the materials necessary to do it. I am having trouble finding Milk Paint. Do you have any suggestions as to where I can locate this? I have tried all the paint stores, craft stores, …