And not just any fabric, but really really beautiful fabric.
And pouring over sewing patterns I'll never make.
My very favorite source of inspiration is Anna Maria Horner, designer extrodinaire.
Just look at this dress.
And this quilt.
I’m celebrating National Craft Month by posting something crafty that catches my eye every weekday. Share your favorite crafty finds in the comments!
I’m honoring National Craft Month by posting something crafty that catches my eye every weekday. Share your favorite crafty finds in the comments!
I love Crochet By Faye‘s idea for celebrating National Craft Month – adopt a designer!
You can read all the details in her post. The general idea is to pick a designer every day for the rest of the month and do something to help them succeed: blog about them, recommend them, buy a pattern!
I love this idea and will be incorporating here my already-planned National Craft Month blogging. I'm also going to spend the month looking for more designers to feature in my bricks+mortar shop, A Novel Yarn.
If you know of a designer (especially one that works with handspun or handdyed yarn), let me know in the comments!
I'm super honored to be interviewed by the fabulous Diane of CraftyPod about teaching crafts (and specifically, knitting). We had a great conversation about the experience of teaching and how to get started teaching.
If you've wanted to start teaching your craft, listen to the conversation here.
Diane mentions that my Learn to Knit kit taught her to knit (squee!), you can find the kits here. Even if you know how to knit, these kits are a great way to teach a family member and avoid frustration that comes from not knowing how to describe when-the-loop-does-this-you-do-this.
Have you taught your craft?
Anything you'd add to our conversation?