Staying pain free while you weave: Wellness for Makers

Missy Graff Ballone’s new book, Wellness for Makers: A Movement Guide for Artists is a book I’ve been waiting awhile for. It is finally out from Schiffer Publishing. Many of you know I worked as an occupational therapist for 17 years in a wide variety of settings including adult inpatient and outpatient rehab, work rehab/pain … Read more

Zippers 101 – Sew Daily

Clothing, pillows, tents, shoes, and purses are just a few places where zippers are used on a daily basis. A relatively modern invention, zippers were first invented in the 1890s as a shoe closure to replace buttons, which were time-consuming to close. Zippers gained widespread popularity during World War I when the military ordered 10,000 … Read more

Celebrating Quilting Excellence with Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting 2022 Readers’ Choice Award Recipients

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 Winners We are thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Readers’ Choice survey, where nearly 2,000 dedicated members of the quilting community cast their votes for their favorite quilting products and brands. As you can imagine, the … Read more

Celebrating Quilting Excellence with Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting 2022 Readers’ Choice Award Recipients

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 Winners We are thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Readers’ Choice survey, where nearly 2,000 dedicated members of the quilting community cast their votes for their favorite quilting products and brands. As you can imagine, the … Read more

Weaving a Life: Vadmal

Once again I have seen someone state with absolute certainty that ‘vadmal’ (or vadmel) is made by weaving a very open cloth then fulling it significantly. Based on my research into wet finishing and fulling, my extensive experiments into fulling a great variety of woolen cloths, same yarn, different densities, creating different qualities of cloth … Read more

DIY Utility Apron – WeAllSew

An apron is always a useful accessory, whether it is worn in the kitchen, in the garage, or even an art studio. They are also incredibly easy to customize and create! One of my favorite parts about the apron I’m sharing with you today is that it is fully adaptable to suit any size, add … Read more

Seed Stitch Knitting Made Easy for Beginners

Seed stitch knitting is a wonderful, easy, textured stitch that even beginners can manage with ease. It is a very useful stitch, as it is reversible, so can be used for projects where both sides of the knitting will show. In addition, it doesn’t curl up, it lies nice and flat, so it can be … Read more