Monthly Archives: December 2009


“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club”. – Jack London Oh No! it’s a serious post! Run away! Run Away! Don’t just sit there waiting for the muse to hit you(with a 9 iron preferably)! Get out there and find your muse. It’s so easy to become complacent … Continue reading »

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Sew Painful?

Sewing can really be a pain in the neck. And in the middle back, forearms, legs and truthfully, just about the entire body. To make it worse, if your work consists of threadpainting instead of standard sewing, you are in forĀ  A LOT more time crouched over your sewing machine.I’ve been doing some heavy threadwork … Continue reading »

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Beginning Crochet: Yarn Choice!

A happy encounter in a yarn shop today with a couple of new crocheters has prompted this quick little article about the importance of yarn choice for beginners. When I first learned to crochet and knit I was mesmerized by the absolutely luscious colors and textures of yarn (come to think of it, I still … Continue reading »

Categories: Crochet, knit, Textile Techniques, Yarn | 1 Comment