Fabric Review: Marzipan Linen with a Twist
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by Alisha Cooke
2d ago
We made a neutral colored top that’s not at all neutral in shape. Neutral is simply something that goes with many other things. This top is neutral in color but very bold and unique in shape. This top almost captures Amanda’s personality. It’s creative and fun with a “sing your favorite song at the top ..read more
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Shopping for Fabrics Sustainably: Atlanta, GA
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by Siri Nordlund
1w ago
Buying new fabric, especially online can be intimidating, even more so if you are new to sewing. The cost can seem overwhelming. Luckily there are alternative sources where you can explore fabric options. A great place to start is a secondhand craft store, or a thrift store (a goodwill type) or you can search for ..read more
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FS Colour Series: Holland Inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s Pale Gold
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by Rosie Lesso
2w ago
Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer made art that was imbued with shades of pale gold like HOLLAND, drenching his intimate, ordinary scenes with glowing, radiant light. In comparison with his peers, Vermeer made a comparatively small body of work, producing only around 45 in his lifetime, and of those, only 36 are known today ..read more
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Pattern Review: Akira Set Perfect for Late Pregnancy and Postpartum
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by Karina Akopian
2w ago
Wrap cardigans are popular right now and easy to accessorize.  You can sew them with long sleeves or short sleeves, and layer them over a tank. I’ve been wanting to make a wrap suit for a while, so I didn’t put it off and started as soon as I got Akira’s pattern and fabric. It’s ..read more
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Sustainable Textiles Shopping in Tampa Bay
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by Kelsey White
2w ago
As a kid, my family was pretty intentional about how we used things.  I can recall my parents sorting through the trash and washing out our recyclables and taking them to our local recycling facilities every week, finding new uses to jars and bottles after they were empty (shout out to everyone’s grandma who stored ..read more
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FS Colour Series: Oxford Blue Inspired by Birgit Skiöld’s Oceanic Seascapes
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by Rosie Lesso
2w ago
Swedish mid-20th century artist Birgit Skiöld was a pioneer in printmaking, a serial experimenter who skilfully merged traditional printing techniques with playful abstract motifs that hint at the movements and patterns of nature. Much of her work was elemental and ephemeral, made up of wispy, uneven lines and ghostly, barely-there colours, but rich, dark blues ..read more
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The Spring Effect: Renewal Sparks Creative Energy
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by Caitlin Snyder
3w ago
I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling uninspired and, truthfully, not good enough during the winter months. When it comes to my creative energy and output, winter becomes a time of creative hibernation. As I continue to navigate my personal creative journey and reflect on its evolution, I can’t help but consider the influence of ..read more
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Tutorial: How to Make Fabric Buttons
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by Alisha Cooke
3w ago
If you’ve ever considered trying fabric covered buttons, this is one of my favorite projects and I am delighted to encourage you to try them. I hadn’t made the buttons with linen before so I was so excited about this project. When I first made fabric covered buttons years ago, I chose cottons with tiny ..read more
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From Farming to Folk Art: Sara Buscaglia
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by Rosie Lesso
1M ago
There is a remarkable symbiosis between Sara Buscaglia’s life and work; she seamlessly blends her charmingly old school textile art – mostly exquisitely handcrafted quilts, but also knitting and clothing – with running a successful and prolific organic farm, where she is currently raising a family of four children alongside her husband. Based in La ..read more
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FS Colour Series: Old Rose Inspired by Hilma af Klint’s Floral Pinks
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by Rosie Lesso
1M ago
The paintings of Swedish visionary Hilma af Klint are filled with quiet wonder, gateways into their own private spiritual realms where looping floral patterns intersect with floating geometric patterns. Each artwork she made was invested with her own codified language of signs and symbols that pointed to her fascination with abstract, ethereal forces beyond the ..read more
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