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Book Review: “I Make”, by Tracy Blom & Jimmy Diresta

Book Review: “I Make”, by Tracy Blom & Jimmy Diresta

I had a chance to meet Tracy Blom and talk about her books last year at WorkbenchCon. At the time she was just publishing a children’s book inspired by Jimmy Diresta as a child called “I Make”, and I thought the idea was adorable. I noticed you can now pick up this delightful little book […]

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All Points Patchwork Project Excerpt: Making Templates for English Paper Piecing

All Points Patchwork Project Excerpt: Making Templates for English Paper Piecing

All over the crafty internet right now, it seems like everyone is quilting. Hexagons, triangles, and all manor of fabric-fuelled geometry abound, and right at the center of all of that quilt-y goodness is the rise in popularity of English paper piecing! English paper piecing—EPP for short—is a hand-quilting technique that allows complete beginners and […]

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Hole Punch Adds Twist to the Classic Flipbook

Hole Punch Adds Twist to the Classic Flipbook

Artist Scott Blake has come up with a cool variation on the classic animation flipbook. Using a hole punch, he creates animations in negative space by punching out holes in various shapes that spin and dance as you flip through the book. The books are 36 pages, constructed from 110# paper stock, and bound with […]

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DIY Japanese Bookbinding With Embroidered Covers

DIY Japanese Bookbinding With Embroidered Covers

Have you spun a tale that’s ready for DIY publishing? Then go ahead and thread your needle and stitch your story into a beautiful book, like these elegant examples of Japanese bookbinding with embroidered covers by Anne of Flax & Twine.

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