Alabama Chanin

I learned about Alabama Studio and Natalie Chanin through a Dye Talk a week ago and just feel in like with her journey and her business model. So I purchased one of five of her books to enhance by sewing and embroidery skills. The designs are simple but amazing! Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle companyContinue reading “Alabama Chanin”

Do you know about Nest?

I am a researcher -more lately with my work around textile and fiber design and history. When I found out about Nest co-op, I instantly became a member back in December. Founded by Rebecca van Bergen in 2006, she followed her passion to turn craft, the 2nd largest employer of women globally, into a meansContinue reading “Do you know about Nest?”

Dyes In America| Jan 8th

Botanical Colors FEEDBACK FRIDAY with Kathy Hattori talking about and demoing Dyes of the Americas. We’ll go through some native colors from North, Central and South America that are included in our new dye kit, Dyes of the Americas, as well as some locally grown specialties from our network of dye growers.FREE. RSVP through link.Continue reading “Dyes In America| Jan 8th”

Weave one, purl one

Like knitting, crochet, and all things handmade, weaving has had its bit of glorious comeback for a while now. In fact, weaving is making everyone go a bit crazy! – in the best way possible of course. There are so many weaving tutorials out there, from creating simple shapes to making your own loom usingContinue reading “Weave one, purl one”

#Needle + #Thraed

Yes the word thraed is spelling right – play on the word trade! I was sent this business by a friend of mine…craft giving back.  Take a peek at what Celia Roach has created and what they have to offer. needle+thræd partners with the Bebe Ravi women’s cooperative that employs 50-100 women based in Nakuru, Kenya –Continue reading “#Needle + #Thraed”