Crafting

Personalized Gifts You Should Order Now

1 of 11<p>Personalized Family Name Embroidery<p>2 of 11<p>The Original Rainbow Crayon Name Sets<p>Advertisement<p>3 of 11<p>Calligraphy Return Address Stamp<p>4 of …

Country Lifestyle

Entrepreneurs: Ignore the Advice to 'Stick to Your Knitting'

Exploit your strengths while exploring new opportunities.<p>An old adage suggests that to be successful, a small firm or entrepreneur should "stick to their knitting," focusing on what they do best. In some regards I think this is true: if you have a unique insight or distinct competitive advantage, …

Knitting

Festival of Quilts 2017: 8 quilt trends you have to try! - Love Patchwork & Quilting

Did you make it to this summer’s Festival of Quilts here in the UK? We were lucky enough to spend a few days at the show (the quilts! the fabrics! …

Sewing

Colourful and Patterned Quilts for Every Budget

<i>Centre from top to bottom:</i><p>Cotton '<b>Assisi</b>' (grey), by Casa Couture, 250 x 260cm, £150, from House of Fraser<p>Cotton '<b>Bengal Quilt</b>', 220cm square, £165, …

Sewing

SELF BINDING BABY BLANKET TUTORIAL

Posted on January 26 2016<p>Today we have a fun tutorial to share with you! Most of you have probably made a self-binding blanket before, but we still …

Sewing

Nomadic teahouse made with origami embodies Japanese minimalist beauty

Origami isn’t just beautiful—it can also be useful in architectural design. Katagiri Architecture + Design shows us how with Shi-An, a nomadic …

Origami

5 weird and wonderful Tokyo cafés worth a visit, perfect for breaking the ice on first dates

<b>Go fishing</b>, do some <b>handicrafts</b>, or just enjoy a nice cuppa with <b>hedgehogs</b> at these delightfully <b>odd cafés</b>.<p>In an age of Internet dating, first dates …

Sewing Machine

Six Places for Arts and Craft Lovers in Denver

<b>Best Sewing Classes on Wheels<br>Sewbago<br>720-215-5315</b><br>Sew as you go: Sewing teacher Tish Gance created Sewbago, a mobile version of her HISS Studio (a …

Sewing

Negativity Quilt

I just finished up this new quilt that I am calling Negativity. Why Negativity? I feel like the focus of this design is the negative space, the …

Sewing

Expert Tips For A DIY Wallpapered Room

Wallpaper can make a tremendous difference in the appearance of any room and if you learn to hang wallpaper the right way, you'll be ready to …

Sewing

Piece and Quilt with Precuts Quilt 3: Frequency

I got a really nice comment on Instagram earlier this week saying “I love how you show real life ordinary quilting that doesn’t require a super fancy …

Sewing

Pies + DIYs: Upgrade Your Backpack

Welcome to another episode of Pies + DIYs! I’m sure you can guess what this series is all about — doing DIYs while eating pie :) You can tune in every Wednesday to pick what DIY project I (Kelly) will make LIVE! I only have three tools and six materials to work with to create the DIY of your …

DIY

A Scrappy Quilt Finish

Happy Monday! I have another finished quilt to share...my Scrappy Patchwork quilt is back from the quilter and bound, too! This was such a fun …

Sewing

Washington Man's Invention to Protect High-Energy Dogs

By TAMMY AYER, Yakima Herald-Republic<p>SELAH, Wash. (AP) — Cruiser the Labrador retriever is one hard-charging canine. He loves running fast and …

Sewing Machine

Starting a Paper Craft Business

Paper crafts include any sort of craft that is fabricated from paper or a paper-like medium such as cardboard or waste fabric rags. Depending on the …

Paper Craft

Artistic Maps of Pakistan & India Show the Embroidery Techniques of Their Different Regions

Journalist Saima Mir posted to Twitter this "map of Pakistan showing the embroidery techniques of its regions." And, sure enough, it led to someone …

Embroidery

My Tula Pink City Sampler Quilt Finish

Well, sorta finished… It’s quilted, bound, and on our bed, but the journey isn’t over juuuust yet…<p>I am BEYOND thrilled with this quilt. I started out …

Sewing

19 DIY Craft Ideas Your Kids Should Try This Spring!

So, it’s that time of the year again and you’re wondering how to keep your kids busy at home. Spring break usually lasts for a week or two and if …

Spring Break

A Good Terry Cloth Bathrobe

There used to be a store in New York City called Daffy’s. It was a discount store similar to Century 21 or T.J. Maxx, stocked with designer …

Sewing

26 Brilliant Ways To Decorate With String Lights In Your Home

Time for your home to glow up.<p>Jennifer Hagler of AMM blog / Via amerrymishapblog.com

Urban

Fast Fridays: Sparkling Napkin with Decorative Stitch Border

<b></b> <b></b><b></b>As the air conditioning blows softly on the back of your neck, let us be among the first to remind you that Summer is sneaking away and Fall and …

Sewing

SYMHC Classics: The Contentious Invention of the Sewing Machine

We're revisiting our 2013 episode on the invention of the sewing machine and the epic patent battle associated with it. The mechanization of …

Sewing Machine

A small town dreams big

Casey, Illinois' collection of over-sized objects has helped the tiny town halfway between St. Louis and Indianapolis loom large on the map of world …

Knitting

free double dash quilt pattern now available!

This past spring, I had the opportunity to design a quilt for Robert Kaufman Fabrics using the awesome new fabric line, Arroyo, by Erin Dollar of …

Sewing

My 4th of not July quilt

Red, white, and blue is my favorite color combo because you can use it all year long and it always works! My stars 4th of July quilt was is starting …

Sewing

$30 IKEA Lighting Hack You'll Want To Make Right Now

I've been on a lighting kick lately. Maybe it's because I just re-read <i>The Little Book of Hygge</i>. To me, light — whether it's natural or created — is …

Home

How to Make Gorgeous Tabletop Terrain for Less than $15

<i>On The Geek & Sundry Painters Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of</i> …

Board Games

The best messenger bags you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Chrome Industries/Business Insider</i><p><b>The Insider Pick:</b><p><b>Messenger bags are a great choice for commuters, students, and anyone looking for an</b> …

Sewing

6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

I’m running around this weekend trying to get some things in order for a makeover I’m finishing up next week. And I might pop back into the studio to …

DIY

Suzhou embroidery featuring Buddha goes on show in Zhejiang[1]

A series of Suzhou embroidery works featuring Buddha, Bodhisattva and Buddhism text were showcased at Zhejiang Buddhism Academy, Zhejiang province, …

Embroidery