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Kitchen 101: Organizing

By Katie Goodman Organizing can be a daunting task for anyone, but especially those who are limited on space. I don’t consider organizing fun, though I love when my space is organized. Sometimes I’m just overwhelmed at the task at hand because there are so many questions to answer. Where... Read more »

Quilling 101

By Ann Martin Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an... Read more »

Scarf Blocking 101

I’ve always been really lazy about blocking (although I must admit the Knitter’s Block has changed my attitude somewhat), but this great scarf blocking tutorial makes a great case for blocking even scarves! There are a bunch of how-to photos and some advice for hand-washing sweaters to boot. Read more »

Flashback: SketchUp 101

This month’s theme of Make Space for Crafting has got me thinking about designer/hacker/artist Emily Albinski’s helpful 101 feature on SketchUp, Google’s free 3D modeling software, which originally appeared on the pages of CRAFT Volume 09. As Emily writes in her intro: For decades, computer-aided design (CAD) applications were expensive... Read more »

Kitchen 101: Cutting

Learn the basics on cutting in Katie Goodman’s Kitchen 101 article that’s posted up today. Katie writes: Many around the world have resolved to start cooking more in 2010. I’m a firm believer that anyone can follow a simple recipe once educated on some basic terms. If you don’t know... Read more »

101: Natural Dyeing

101: Natural Dyeing Everyday plants offer big color. By Judith Lange Imagine a world with no colored fabric. Look in your closet, at your furniture, at your towels and your curtains. Imagine everyone dressed only in white. Such a drab existence does not suit human beings. Long before Rit came... Read more »