Q & A: What’s in your sewing box?

Q & A: What’s in your sewing box?

To enjoy your sewing, mending and needle arts projects it helps to have the right tools or notions. Here is a list of basics found in or with my portable sewing case and in a sewing box. Yes, I use two or more containers with basics; works well to take items on the go...
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”...
Inspiring Resources

Inspiring Resources

Ribbonerie at 3695 Sacramento St. in San Francisco is one of my favorite places for a varied selection of beautiful ribbon. Paulette, the owner, has ribbon of all types and colors displayed in vintage ribbon display cabinets, shelves and baskets. Amongst these...
Reorganizing Needle Arts/Sewing Space

Reorganizing Needle Arts/Sewing Space

If you have read my books or taken my classes, you will know that I stress the importance of organization and things having a home. Check out the Getting Started or Appendix sections on organization in my books for more details. Recently, I rethought my Needle...