Tribute to Kathreen Ricketson, Founder of

The crafting community is saddened today by the tragic loss of Kathreen Ricketson, craft book author and founder of, and her partner Rob Shugg. Our hearts go out to their children, family, and friends.

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Are We All Crafters?

Following the now-notorious Don’t Put a Bird On It: Saving “Craft” from Cuteness article in The New Yorker, there has been a lot of talk among crafters about the inadequacy of using the word “craft” as the overarching term to describe the unimaginably wide variety of things that we, as a community, make and do. […]

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Maker Faire 2009 auditions reminder (this Sunday!)

If you’re going to be in the Bay Area this Sunday, and want to be considered for a maker slot at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire (May 30-31, 2009), come by The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. The museum is right across the street from where O’Reilly’s ETech Conference is being held, […]

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