Latest from Tina Barseghian

San Franciscans go crazy when a new museum, restaurant, or public space opens, and flock to it en masse as if there are no other choices for activities. The overwhelming crowds last for at least six months, during which time it’s almost impossible to enjoy a visit. This is now... Read more »

Though CRAFT Volume 10 has just hit the stands, we’re already working hard on the next issue, which will focus on crafting with nature. I’ve been combing through magazines and blogs looking for inspiration and found the works of this self-taught German photographer Maditi, who contributed to Lines and Shapes.... Read more »

It looks easy enough, a few stitches here and there that almost make it seem a line drawing: simple and lyrical. But Portland-based Vivienne Strauss captures something else in this lovely scene. A come-hither look? Or something just shy of nonchalance? If you happen to be in New York City... Read more »

Thanks to the incredible grassroots movement against the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which would have gone into effect on February 10, 2009, the commission that created the law has voted to stay the legislation for one year. “The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters,... Read more »

I just returned from a few action-packed days at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Winter 2009 Convention and Trade Show. CHA’s focus this year was introducing indie crafts to its members. On-hand to discuss this movement were the biggies: Faythe Levine of “Handmade Nation” fame, Kathy Cano-Murillo a.k.a. Crafty Chica,... Read more »

Crafters of all ages were shown a preview of crafting in the future at the Craft and Hobby Association on Saturday, when Syuzi Pakhchyan demonstrated a project from her book Fashioning Technology. Using conductive thread, the group (many of them for the first time) lit up little finger puppets with... Read more »

Subscribers of CRAFT will be happy to know that your next issue will be arriving in your mailboxes any day now. And there’s reason to celebrate: Amy Sedaris‘s smiling face is on the cover. In the issue, which happens to celebrate the act of celebration, she shows us how to... Read more »