If You Want Change to Happen, You Have to Do It Yourself
From Gillian Whitcombe at The Sewcialists: “Sewing is amazing because it’s really creative and really logical at the same time. It’s not like, ‘Why don’t I fit into this size?’ You know your body inside and out; it’s really empowering that way.”
Homemade Vanilla Extract: A DIY Gift Idea
Homemade vanilla extract is a snap to make and a great DIY gift for the baker in your life. Quelcy shows you how at With The Grains.
Project Run and Play Week One: Modern Mayan
Inspired by the geometry of the ruins of Chichen Itza, SewSophieLynn uses the bright color palette of Mexico to create fun spring fashions for her two daughters.
All The Small Things
At Busy Mockingbird, Mica talks about sparking creativity in kids: “So give them the good supplies! Let them try the real things! Show them how, and see where they take it. It only takes a little time and attention . . . “
Learn about how Lucy Hague made her intricately beautiful durrow shawl — a hand-knitted, Celt-inspired piece she designed herself — from sketch to fruition.
When All Else Fails
“The needle slides through easily and quickly and the magic happens.” Happy National Quilting Day! To celebrate, here’s avid crafter Kerry, reflecting on her love of all things stitch-related.
The Story of Heady Topper, America’s Most Loved Craft Beer
How a difficult-to-obtain American double IPA brewed in a small town in Vermont developed a worldwide cult following, with beer fans traveling hundreds of miles just to get a taste.
A Very Mathy Yarn
At Social Mathematics, Shannon Paper-Negaard guides us through the process of making a shawl and talks about two of her favorite things: knitting and math.
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