Inkle Loom

Weaving is one of my favorite crafts because it’s meditative and challenging, practical and artistic. It combines plain-woven cloth’s simple elegance with the astounding complexity of a kilim split-stitch tapestry. I love the way woven straps look, but the idea of warping my floor loom just to make something as... Read more »

Guitar Bag

There are countless ways to show your personality through crafts. It’s easy to create beyond the traditional and come up with something truly unique. Instead of sewing a bag that can simply carry your stuff, you can come up with something that reflects who you are. This guitar bag does... Read more »

Tie One On

So many cool ties, but who wants to wear them around their neck? Why not sew them together to make a funky skirt? A couple of months ago a friend gave me a fabulous collection of vintage and not-so-vintage neckties. Thrilled, I sorted out the ties that were too fragile... Read more »

Recycled Wool Rug

Introduction by Wendy Tremayne I once heard someone refer to a rug as a guest rather than a possession. A home without a carpet does feel lonely. We suspect that even our “guests” have a story to tell. We search them for traces of places, times, and people, for records... Read more »

Cross Puzzle

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I first came across this puzzle a few years ago at my uncle’s estate sale; apparently it was his father’s. I’m not sure if he made it himself or just came across it but I thought it was quite unique. I’ve made them out of hardwood and softwood. They also... Read more »

Chic Batik

The history and customs of many cultures have been expressed through textiles for centuries. In Southeast Asia, batiking has been the medium for fabric design for almost 2,000 years. While in Bali, I had the opportunity to learn about batiking fabrics, and though most of the designs there showcase mythical... Read more »