5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Carla Sinclair

Everyone remembers when Craftzine was CRAFT magazine, right? Our print edition’s founding editor was Carla Sinclair, a crafty mother of two beautiful daughters, and wife to MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder. Carla’s introduction to the DIY lifestyle began when her family lived on Rarotonga and she made dolls with her daughters... Read more »

Free Motion Embroidery: Paul Nosa

One day Paul Nosa, having no prior applicable training, started using a sewing machine to express his own imagination. The result is Free Motion Embroidery, which he demonstrates at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. Taking cues from customers, may of his items are made to order, and watching him perform... Read more »

Encrypted WW2 Cross Stitch

CRAFT columnist Julie Jackson (of Subversive Cross Stitch) just sent me this fascinating Guardian article, Nazis, Needlework, and My Dad, about how Major Alexis Casdagli endured his time in a Nazi Germany POW camp cross-stitching. Like other artists before him, he was able to hide secret messages within his work.... Read more »

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Things About Fresa

I love that so many of our readers have been sending in their links to their 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, profiles! This week, we are featuring Fresa! One Project you are Particularly Proud Of: 1. My wedding dress. I spent months planning and making it. It was definitely the... Read more »

Grow Spirulina Superfood: Aaron Wolf Baum

At Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, Aaron Wolf Baum shows a tank of spirulina he grows from home. A bacterial superfood, spirulina can be grown in alkaline conditions that prevent contamination from harmful bacteria, and then can be filtered and eaten as an ingredient in such foods as guacamole, soups,... Read more »

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