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Furoshiki: Make a Summer Bag for Every Outfit

May 2009

Have you ever wished that you could change your handbag as easily as you change clothing? If so, this idea is for you. During my recent trip to Japan I...

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Furoshiki: Make a Summer Bag for Every Outfit

Have you ever wished that you could change your handbag as easily as you change clothing? If so, this idea is for you. During my recent trip to Japan I...

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How To: Needle Felted Cell Phone Charms

May 2009

I have just returned from a trip to Japan to study silk cultivation, production and product development. It was an amazing opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for...

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How To: Needle Felted Cell Phone Charms

I have just returned from a trip to Japan to study silk cultivation, production and product development. It was an amazing opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding and appreciation for...

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Working With Silk Dupioni

April 2009

It seems like silk dupioni is nearly everywhere these days. Which is a very good thing - not only is it beautiful, but it's also relatively easy to work with....

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Working With Silk Dupioni

It seems like silk dupioni is nearly everywhere these days. Which is a very good thing - not only is it beautiful, but it's also relatively easy to work with....

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How To: Prepare a Pattern For Fitting

March 2009

Fitting a pattern prior to cutting and sewing a garment is one of the most important steps to ensuring a successful garment project. In training to be a Palmer/Pletsch Certified...

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How To: Prepare a Pattern For Fitting

Fitting a pattern prior to cutting and sewing a garment is one of the most important steps to ensuring a successful garment project. In training to be a Palmer/Pletsch Certified...

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How To: Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine

January 2009

A sewing machine can be your best friend (right up there with diamonds), so here's some quick tips to ensure a long and loving relationship. Get to know each other....

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How To: Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine

A sewing machine can be your best friend (right up there with diamonds), so here's some quick tips to ensure a long and loving relationship. Get to know each other....

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How To: Create Custom Templates for Embroidery Placement

How To: Create Custom Templates for Embroidery ...

January 2009

Using a stitched outline template is my favorite positioning tool. To be fair, all of the various tools and techniques I've tried for placing embroidery, whether placement stickers, printed paper...

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How To: Create Custom Templates for Embroidery ...

Using a stitched outline template is my favorite positioning tool. To be fair, all of the various tools and techniques I've tried for placing embroidery, whether placement stickers, printed paper...

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