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SEWING WITH LINEN! TIPS FROM LINDA LEE, EPISODE #20 OF THREAD CULT

Summer has officially arrived in a hot and sticky way here in NYC, and it’s definitely time for light-as-air dresses and blouses. Linen is one of my favorite summer fabrics, and it’s on my sewing list to make more garments of this fabric. That’s why I was very excited to speak with Linda Lee, of [...]

GOING ORGANIC WITH NEARSEA NATURALS, EPISODE #11 OF THREAD CULT

A couple years ago I was on the hunt for some sustainably produced, possibly organic fabric. When I trolled the garment district here in New York I was surprised to find there weren’t many options. In fact, in most places I visited it was hard to determine exactly where any of the fabric I was [...]

LOTTA JANSDOTTER’S SCANDINAVIAN STYLE, EPISODE #9 OF THREAD CULT

I have a soft spot for Scandinavian textiles, so it’s no surprise that I love the work of the designer Lotta Jansdotter. Since I first spotted one of her screen printed pillows in a San Francisco gift shop in the early aughts, and later her sewing and printing books, I’ve followed her work, sheepishly thinking I [...]

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 [...]

THREAD CULT: EPISODE #2, GROW YOUR OWN NATURAL DYES!

Last October, I had the opportunity to learn about shibori dyeing with indigo at the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan. The experience made me curious about working with other natural dyes, so I headed over to chat with Isa Rodrigues (in the picture up top), studio manager at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, who [...]