2017 Spring/Summer Fashion

2017 Spring/Summer Fashion

Spring gardens are definitely reflected in this season’s fashion prints, colors and textiles. There is something to be found for whatever style desired; especially in classic, bohemian, retro 1950’s to 1980’s and Asian Indian influences. Any needle artist who can do...
Knitting without Sight

Knitting without Sight

Many knitters knit without looking while conversing with others and may not think about that fact. When I point this out to sighted knitters they then realize, yes; they do knit often without looking. Here are ideas to make it easier to knit with vision loss....
More Inspiration for Needle Arts

More Inspiration for Needle Arts

My favorite Needle Arts magazines is “Threads” published by Taunton Press. After I shared about Petersham ribbon last week I received the April/May 2016 “Threads” with a inspiring article sharing more uses for the ribbon. “Threads”...
Q & A: Finding Others Who Enjoy Needle Arts

Q & A: Finding Others Who Enjoy Needle Arts

Question: Where can I meet others who like Needle Arts/sewing/textiles? There are numerous Needle Arts Guilds and Textile Museums one can join to find friends who share your passion or interests. Also, find local sewing schools or fabric and yarn stores with classes...
Discovery: Alabama Chanin

Discovery: Alabama Chanin

It is always fun to discover a new resource to help with a Needle Arts project. If my students don’t want to cut their own strips of cotton knit jersey used in knitting, crochet or braiding, this material is available out of organic cotton in about 52 color choices...