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EXPERIMENTING WITH MADAME GRES-INSPIRED PLEATS

Since my baby was born, my husband and I have been playing a delicate little dance of lets-split-our-free-time. He, being an artist, needs time in his studio. As a writer, sewing fiend, and a person generally used to lots of time alone, I also need time in my studio. Problem is, I don’t really have [...]

MODERN PATCHWORK WITH DENYSE SCHMIDT, #23 OF THREAD CULT

One of my artist friends, who moonlights as a custom quilter, likes to call her creations bed paintings. I love this term, and I think it’s an apt description for the work of Denyse Schmidt, my most recent guest on Thread Cult. I’ve admired Denyse’s quilts for years. Her modern take on a very old [...]

COLOR WIZARDRY WITH AUDREY LOUISE REYNOLDS, EPISODE #8 OF THREAD CULT

I’m a big fan of natural color, and lately I’ve been trying to learn more about using natural dyes and fibers in my sewing. Perhaps it’s because I’ve got a baby on the way, but using less toxic everything has become more and more important to me. It’s not surprising, then, that when I happened [...]

HEY, I HAVE A PODCAST! COME LISTEN TO THREAD CULT!

A few months back, I had the whimsical idea of starting a podcast about sewing. At the time, I didn’t really know exactly what this would sound like; all I did know is that I wanted to make the type of thing that I would like to listen to while sewing. You see, podcasts, audio [...]

DRAPING 101: TRUEING THE MASTER BODICE BLOCK

One thing I love about sewing and, I think, pattern making, is that there are rules. Hard, steadfast, mathematically correct rules that’ll show me, almost immediately, when I’ve done something wrong. This is sort of the opposite of other parts of my life, where the right and wrong paths aren’t always obvious, where career decisions [...]

CRAZY DORKY AWESOME

Yesterday, I received a sewing book I’d ordered after seeing it listed as a reference on Colletterie. Imagine my surprise as I flipped from the front to the back cover of Secrets of the Couturiers: How can so much dorky and awesome live on the same dust flap? The front and back covers not only [...]