Author Archives: Kayla

Summer Machine Knitting Inspiration!

As a knitter, I’m constantly looking for summer inspiration so that all my knitting gusto doesn’t get zapped out of me by March. I couldn’t have conjured up a better source for summer knits than Mandy Kordal‘s Spring 2014 collection.

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Summer Machine Knitting Inspiration!

As a knitter, I’m constantly looking for summer inspiration so that all my knitting gusto doesn’t get zapped out of me by March. I couldn’t have conjured up a better source for summer knits than Mandy Kordal‘s Spring 2014 collection.

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Staff Picks: Book Arts 101 Weekend Intensive

From ancient Egypt, to the Mayans, to the fifth century when books started to be bound between hardcovers: bookbinding has been around FOREVER. There are an overwhelming amount of book binding techniques to explore. Here is just a small sampling:

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Staff Picks: Book Arts 101 Weekend Intensive

From ancient Egypt, to the Mayans, to the fifth century when books started to be bound between hardcovers: bookbinding has been around FOREVER. There are an overwhelming amount of book binding techniques to explore. Here is just a small sampling:

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Staff Picks: Sashiko Embroidery

Photo Credit: Craftsy These decorative stitching patterns, while visually gorgeous are also… wait for it… TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL. Sashiko means “little stabs” in Japanese. It is a decorative reinforcing technique traditionally used to repair worn places or tears with patches, usually utilizing

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Staff Picks: Sashiko Embroidery

Photo Credit: Craftsy These decorative stitching patterns, while visually gorgeous are also… wait for it… TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL. Sashiko means “little stabs” in Japanese. It is a decorative reinforcing technique traditionally used to repair worn places or tears with patches, usually utilizing

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Staff Picks: Pattern Drafting for Knitters

I’ve never enjoyed knitting other people’s patterns, mainly because modern knitting books rarely have anything I’m interested in making, AND I HAVE A VISION. The most important thing I’ve ever learned as a knitter was how to draft my own

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Staff Picks: Pattern Drafting for Knitters

I’ve never enjoyed knitting other people’s patterns, mainly because modern knitting books rarely have anything I’m interested in making, AND I HAVE A VISION. The most important thing I’ve ever learned as a knitter was how to draft my own

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NEW After Workshop: RAG RUGS!

I’m all about easy projects that use up the leftover materials in my very small Brooklyn apartment. Rag rugs are perfect for this because they are made with old fabric scraps or clothes that are turned into a functional addition

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NEW After Workshop: RAG RUGS!

I’m all about easy projects that use up the leftover materials in my very small Brooklyn apartment. Rag rugs are perfect for this because they are made with old fabric scraps or clothes that are turned into a functional addition

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