Weaving a Life: Why Write?

Instead of getting dressed (yes, I’m still in my jammies) and getting on with my day (finish pressing those damp towels, finish threading the Megado, write for a couple of projects waiting in the queue) I find myself thinking about writing in general, and why *I* write in particular. Well, first of all, I have … Read more

How To Sew An Adult CopyCat Bib

In this tutorial, I will show you how to Sew an Adult CopyCat Bib. This is a unique concept that works separately or as a set with a matching ready-to-wear top. I called it a CopyCat Bib since it is made from a duplicate garment AND because I am totally copying a design my Dad … Read more

Crochet Front Loop Only (FLO) – The Easiest Way

Working in the front loop only when crocheting is a handy technique to know. It is an easy technique, probably actually easier than conventional crochet! I say this because when I was a child learning to crochet, I actually didn’t realize that I was supposed to insert the hook through both loops at the top … Read more

Weaving a Life: Warping Valet

I first found out about this tool on a trip to Sweden and asked what it was used for. Unfortunately, it was not actually in use at the time, but an explanation of how it worked was given, and I duly filed the information away for the time being. A few years later, interest in … Read more

Weaving a Life: Willful Blindness

There are none so blind as those who will not see. Mom said this to me one time when I asked her about something going on in the world and it kind of stuck with me as I became more aware – more ‘woke’ as some might call it – as I grew older, learned … Read more

The Artful Touch: Machine Embroidery and Paint

Enhance your work with machine embroidery and paint with the help of Linda Kemshall. Pulled from the pages of Quilting Arts Summer 2022. As a painter who also loves textiles, it was only a matter of time before I started painting fabrics to make quilts. My first painted quilt was made way back in the … Read more

Sew Cheap: Take the Dollar Store Challenge!

Our dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to. In these days of high prices, inflation, and everything else, crafting and sewing can be a great stress relief. We know our sewing hobby can get pricey, too, but there are ways to make a dollar go further and have fun while doing it! Since … Read more

The Artful Touch: Machine Embroidery and Paint

Enhance your work with machine embroidery and paint with the help of Linda Kemshall. Pulled from the pages of Quilting Arts Summer 2022. As a painter who also loves textiles, it was only a matter of time before I started painting fabrics to make quilts. My first painted quilt was made way back in the … Read more