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Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

This basic technique will propel you toward custom tool coverings, bags, apparel, and more. Read more on MAKE The post Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

If a Tree Falls…

33 minutes agoHobbies / Needlework : Yarn Miracle

We’ve still got quite a few trees that were killed in one of the big storms a while back. They drop limbs every now and then and the woodpeckers enjoy them. Every now and then a regular-size storm pushes one down. Ellie made a surfer out of some of the pieces.

Mood Board Monday - a softer take on my Signature Palette

yarn, fish, leeks, bowls, mountains, felt. This blue-turquoise-yellow scheme is never far from my mind or my heart. It's my forever favourite and I'll never tire of making mood boards inspired by this palette. Happy Monday!

The Peaceful Transfer of Energy

Yes. We All Felt It. Even if you didn't want to. It gave me back my voice. three January Spirits becoming... I don't like the word Power. I like the word Energy. It is, in the long run, more useful...

SCREWED by Mary Mazziotti

Mary Mazziotti: Eagle, 2016 (hand embroidery and applique on vintage textile) I make memento mori (remember you must die) primary in textiles. Notwithstanding the seriousness of the subject I try to lean more towards wit than morbidity. Show More Summary

Marching in Mobile

One young woman’s sign summed up the event for me, “I don’t usually do this but GEEZ.” In case you’re wondering about the Girl Scouts (I noticed some…hubbub), we’ve got a legacy of building leadership and advocacy.

Judge Not

This post comes to you from another airport lounge, as I get ready to fly out for the weekend. Joe’s working out west today, and I’ve got some work to do there Monday, so it made sense for me to … Continue reading ?

How we might Continue.

Last evening. Fireside. Brain Nausea. The smallest beast. Going. Maybe not Just. Leaving a trail. Dividing space. Making a path. Bringing a bit of fresh air to an old piece of patchwork. Transforming it into a place to breath. The.....

100x simple

First off, I did not make those yarn cakes. But, I seriously can't wait until my swift arrives so that I can. I keep tracking (stalking) the package!Second. I am in LOVE with this yarn. Seriously in love. One morning while knitting with some friends, my friend Linda, pulled out her 100x simple cowl. Show More Summary


We thought it would be fun to start off the year with a stash busting KAL! Every year around this time I see all the beautiful yarns I’ve acquired during the year and want to cast-on ALL. THE. THINGS. That being said, we thought we could get it all kicked off with a quick stash busting KAL. Show More Summary

the story of the tie-dye cake

Libby and her girlfriends made a tie-dye cake when she was home and it turned out great. It's not that it was that delicious, but it was really a lot of fun to look at. The colors were super vibrant and beautiful. I had it on my instagram story and received several comments on how to make one. Show More Summary

Rowan's Striped R&R Hoodie - Mixing Bases!

Pattern: R&R Hoodie by Tanis Lavallee Yarn: TFA PureWash Worsted in Deep Sea/Ravine and lots of leftover bits of Green Label and a few other random bases as well. Ravelry project pages here. This gorgeous hoodie is the very first thing that I knit with the few sample skeins of PureWash Worsted that I got my hands on last year. Show More Summary

Old Cloth. and Stories

To remember how long? I was 21 I think. I'll be 66 soon. So a long time I have had this scrap. In fact it is the first scrap I came across and saved with the intention of gathering scrap...

The same place

I was going to post yesterday, but truth be told, I spent most of my blogging time reading comments. You guys really know how to go to town, don’t you? I’ve read all of them now (I think, there are … Continue reading ?

Community of Strays Being OK

Gosh I really get to wandering don't I? Remember this? Well I had this winter spirit, leaning with heart...which I posted on Instagram yesterday. Was it yesterday? It was #9. Any way, it was the leaning, the curve of that....

TFA Notions + PureWash News!

I'm excited to announce that we are now selling all of our super cool TFA notions in our webshop here. On top of the custom notions (that were previously only available as part of the now sold out Gift Bundles) we're also offering these...Show More Summary

Spaced Out

Yes spaced out. But aligned. Heart at the center of it. Room to let things move through me. Even if it is just wind. Standing. I updated the NewsLetter (always up top, but been lazy about it). Thinking about a...


“I have also decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.- This is actually a tiny fractured bit of the whole speech (“Where Do We Go From Here?”) given at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967. You can read the full transcript here.

Building by Just Going

Building. That's the way we transform. Self. Sense of self. I wanted to do a bit of video before I got this far. But it was a beast of a day. With things to do. The kind of doing that...

Rainbow Boy

Right now, Luis’ favourite book at our house is The Rainbow Bear. My girls loved it too, and I took it out from the book bin just before Christmas because I though that Lou was ready for the sad story … Continue reading ?

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