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Around Town : Liberty of London Art Fabrics

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I recently went to one of our favorite NYC shops, Pins & Needles, to pick up some supplies and get advice for this baby blanket I’ve since finished-   I got some extra-soft batting and a little help with the construction from Rachel, the shop’s owner.  I chose two plaid cottons (a nod to Tartan- …

Around Town : Textile Arts Center

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The October issue of Living will be on newsstands this week!  In addition to lots of fresh craft, food, home keeping, and decorating ideas (not to mention Halloween!) you’ll find a Small Business profile on the Textile Arts Center. Photos by Jennifer Causey The arts space, located in Brooklyn, was opened in 2010 by Owyn …

Jude's Arctic Tapestry

Inspiration Board : Jude's Arctic Tapestry

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  In the upcoming September issue of Living a project I worked on closely with Martha is featured, a special mural/tapestry that Martha conceived and I executed for her first grandchild, Jude.  Martha has written about the tapestry, and we even did a small version on the TV show, but this is the first time …

Make It : DIY Placemat Paintbrush Roll-Up Holder

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Today’s guest post comes from the uber-talented Brittany Watson Jepsen. Brittany is a designer/blogger/shop owner of The House That Lars Built in Copenhagen, Denmark. She also sells her work on Etsy: I’m always worried about my paintbrushes getting ruined when I travel. I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect contraption to keep them 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, …

Make It : Spring Forward with Cynthia Treen

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Today I’m excited to have Cynthia Treen back sharing another adorable project with us. Cynthia’s Hungarian Reindeer was a hit and I think this new project will be too. Enjoy! “With warm weather this winter in Providence, And a shiny new snow blower at rest in the shed, I have decided to let go of …

Making Dolls

On The Web : Making Dolls

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Did you see the story in February’s Living on Jess Brown and her amazing handmade dolls? You’ll find a little sneak peak into her studio, as well as learn a bit about the story behind these beautiful dolls, and her crafting techniques. And if you feel inspired to make your own dolls, follow our link …