Archive for 'weaving'
This is the story of a woman and the weaving loom that changed everything. For years Grand Rapids fiber artist Megan Roach has been experimenting with natural dyes and crocheting and knitting. She was having fun with her creative work, but struggling to tie it all together. And then she started weaving about a year […]
When Chiaki O’Brien rolls into Allegan County and sets up her SAORI weaving looms at the Michigan Fiber Festival this week, her students will learn right away that they are part of one of the happiest growing fiber art movements. I have not studied SAORI in any official capacity, but I ran to my loom […]
The CraftSanity Magazine Issue 8 Preorder Sale is on! Preorder your copy by Wednesday (11/14/12) and save a dollar off the cover price! You can also sign up for a CraftSanity Magazine subscription and have the next 4 issues automatically mailed to your home. Here’s a preview of the fun projects, stories and recipes featured […]
Posted: November 11th, 2012 under Baking, Crafting with Kids, CraftSanity Magazine, Crochet, Embroidery, English Paper Piecing, Fall, Food, Jewelry, Knitting, Made in USA, Magazines, Paper Piecing, Q&A, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Stitching, weaving.
Tomorrow (6/10) is a big day. It’s my sister’s birthday and the Fulton Street Artisans Market (FSAM) will for the season at 11 a.m. under the lovely new farmers market pavilion at 1147 E. Fulton, in Grand Rapids. I’ll be at the market until 3 p.m. with my family to get people pumped up about our latest collaborative […]
Hello. Hello. It’s been a little nuts around here as I let myself get completely carried away by April’s Earth Day inspired weaving extravaganza at my daughters’ elementary school. I finished connecting all the woven fabric to create four pieces of varying sizes on Thursday and installed them in the cozy reading area on the library floor […]
This was one of those lucky shots. It’s not a great photo, but it’s one of those funny photos that is all about timing. I happened to have my iPhone nearby when my cat, Justine, decided to start poking her paw through the giant weaving project I’ve been working to remove from my looms. At […]
Hello! Here’s the edited video slide show we played for the elementary students who worked on the woven house project at their school assembly last Friday. Enjoy!
Hello! I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. I may have eaten a few too many Starburst jelly beans (love those!), but I didn’t completely lose control. Today I’m coming to terms with the fact that spring break is over and looking ahead to spring projects on the horizon. I want to let you […]
When the lovely folks at Galler Yarns sent along a free sample of their Inca-Eco 100% Organic Cotton Yarn for me try, I opened a package from them a short time later and found myself in that happy place where my craft world is full of possibility. This yarn is aqua (my fav!) and can […]
We’ve been hard at work on issue 6 of the magazine and very happy to report that we’ll be picking it up from the printer March 23. You can reserve your copy here. This issue is packed with people and projects that I hope will inspire hours of creative time this spring. We’re covering everything […]
Usually I’m the one rounding up crafty folks to feature in my weekly art & craft column, but recently I got a chance to but down my notebook and share a bit about my crafty life and business. Yesterday, I was featured on p. 7 in The Detroit News Homestyle section. You can read the […]
It’s way after midnight and I just sat down after a long day of loom building. I’m sleepy and happy that there will be quite a few CraftSanity Looms under trees around the globe this holiday season. While I have barely begun my own holiday preparations, I’ve been shipping out looms as fast as I […]
I’ve been making CraftSanity wooden peg looms for more than two years and I’m thrilled that my little sisters have both recently gotten into weaving. Yippee!!! I just love it when they get into a craft I absolutely love. My youngest sister, Julie, whipped up the bright pot holders above on her 17-peg CraftSanity Loom. Check […]
My daughters love to decorate for the holidays and Valentine’s Day is no different. My mom showed me how to weave paper heart baskets years ago, and I’ve been wanting to weave some out of felt ever since. Yesterday I pulled out my stash of craft felt and got to work. Here’s what you need […]
Happy Monday! This is what I’m writing about today. Check back later this week to for the details. What are you working on?