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Month: January, 2013

SHE’S CRAFTY! INSIDE THE RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR, EPISODE #7 OF THREAD CULT

One of the fun parts about doing this podcast is that it gives me a license to ask a lot of questions, and to seek out subjects and people I’ve been curious about. This week was no exception, as I chatted with Sarah Spies, director of vendor relations for the Renegade Craft Fair. I happening [...]

MAKING A BED PAINTING: QUILTING FOR BABY

Photoshopped quilt sketch A few weeks back, Mr. Fish and I did a studio visit with an artist friend of ours. I’m not an artist (or, at least, not a fine arts/visual artist…that’s Mr. Fish’s department), and I haven’t done many studio visits. At first, I was really nervous about having something to say about [...]

SUSAN KHALJE DREAMS OF COUTURE: EPISODE #6 OF THREAD CULT

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Susan Khalje. Some of you may know her from her Craftsy course, or her couture sewing school in Baltimore, or her Threads articles, or her books on sewing bridalwear and linen. Ater taking a class on sewing lace with Susan at Mood, I knew I [...]

PREGGO MY EGGO (OR WHY I’VE BEEN M.I.A. ON THE SEWIST FRONT!)

Soooo…… I’ve got some big news. That’s right, big news right there in my lower belly. For some reason, I’ve been a little shy about posting about my pregnancy. I guess I wanted to make sure everything was going well before, you know, releasing that info into the wild. Thankfully, everything is going just peachy [...]

FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY, A NEW THREAD CULT EPISODE, AND LOOK WHO’S ON THE NEW & NOTABLE SECTION OF iTunes!

I’ve never considered myself a hard-core fashionista, nor much of a follower of specific designers, but when it comes to looking at pretty dresses I’m a certified geek. Like most sewers out there, I could spend far too much time examining a well-made garment, trying to learn the secrets of its construction. This was partially [...]

CUSTOM MADE EVERYTHING! BEHIND THE SCENES AT SPOONFLOWER. EPISODE #4 OF THREAD CULT

A little over a year ago, I ran across the website for Spoonflower, a North Carolina-based company that’ll print anything you want on fabric. In some ways, this discovery was a minor dream come true for me, as I’ve lusted after so many vintage textiles over the years that I’ve longed to recreate for my [...]