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Category: Thread Cult Podcast

DEATH BECOMES HER AT THE MET COSTUME INSTITUTE, #34 THREAD CULT

Sometimes, living in New York City can feel a little like a dream. Most of the time I’m cloaked in my jaded, hard-won, nothing-impresses-me New Yorker exterior, but every once in a while my inner small-town girl bursts out to say “This is AMAZING! Pinch me!” That’s always the feeling I get when I walk [...]

DRAPE DRAPE 3, # 8, THREE PIECE TUCK DRAPE SHORTS

For a couple of years, I’ve been curious about the series of Drape Drape books by Hisako Sato, trolling blogs to see how the pretty draped patterns actually translated on a variety of figures. If you’re not familiar with these books, they’re styled beautifully, with gorgeous (and very skinny) Lolita-like models in all manner of loungy, [...]

HISTORY IN QUILTS, #30 OF THREAD CULT

I’m a sucker for hand-made quilts, which is why my attention perked up a few months ago when I found out the New York Historical Society planned to do a show on Civil-War era quilts. I’ve been wanting to expand Thread Cult into more textile-driven stories, and this show seemed an obvious good fit. Little did [...]

THREAD CULT IN THREADS MAGAZINE! AND A NEW EPISODE WITH SUSAN KHALJE…

I opened my mailbox this afternoon to a nice surprise. The April/May issue of Threads gives a lovely shout out to Thread Cult. Hello page 82! Actually, I knew the podcast was getting a mention in the magazine, but it was still nice to see it so early (for the shortest month, February sure seems to [...]

THREAD CULT #26 WITH KOLLABORA’S NORA ABOUSTEIT

On an early morning this week, I caught up with Nora Abousteit, the lovely founder and CEO of Kollabora, and one of the founders of BurdaStyle.com. Nora really has a wonderful vision for modernizing the sewing and craft worlds, bringing the best of old-school media into the Internet age. It was great to chat with her [...]

THREAD CULT HAS A NEW HOME! AND A NEW EPISODE!

When I think about the past year, it’s a little hard to believe that I’ve had a baby, started a podcast, and that my day job as a freelance writer and editor has only gotten busier. When it rains it pours, and I’m not complaining, but it’s left me very little time for anything extra. [...]

STORIES IN CLOTH WITH QUILTER MAURA GRACE AMBROSE, #24 OF THREAD CULT

 ”Quilting is such a social process. It’s such a self expression, in that the quilts are beautiful designs and they can speak for themselves. There’s such a wonderful story behind them, whether it’s the maker, or what they were doing, or what was going on at the times, or how the fabrics came to be, [...]