Role Reversal: This Time I’m the Interviewee (Detroit News Homestyle Feature)

by jennifer

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 story online here.

I also contributed a short tutorial on how to weave a small purse on the 13-peg CraftSanity Potholder Loom. This is a great parent and child project for beginning weavers. The sample was made by weaving two squares, one on top of the other, and then connecting loops from the top and bottom squares on three sides as the squares are removed from the loom. (See the article for step-by-step instructions.) You can weave a third square for a flap or go without. The beauty of handmade is that you get to make all the design choices as you go.

A special thanks to Jocelynn Brown for featuring me in her weekly Handmade column. It was a real kick to featured in my hometown newspaper in the same issue detailing the Prince Fielder’s mega deal with the Detroit Tigers. I hope he spends that $214 million wisely. (Don’t even get me started on how nonsensical it is to pay pro athletes this much money. Check out Brad Pitt’s movie “Moneyball” to explore the Hollywood version of the business of pro sports. It’s pretty good.)

Maybe Prince will fund an arts program for inner city youth in Detroit. A girl can dream… In the meantime, I’m just going to be grateful for this lovely opportunity.

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