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Modern Mender: Heidi Parkes

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Modern Mender:  Heidi Parkes

Heidi Parkes is an artist, hand quilter, mender and teacher. I'm a big fan of her improvisational style and expert mends, which are all done by hand. Read on to learn about her practice, her love of epic mending projects (like perfecting legging mends!), and how tv can help you pace any project! 

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How to Draw a Sashiko Pattern

How to Draw a Sashiko Pattern

Thinking of joining in our first ever creative challenge? Here's a quick and easy step by step tutorial for drawing the pattern. There are several ways to transfer a sashiko pattern, but  my favorite is to draw it directly onto my fabric. It gives you the most flexibility to alter the pattern, like changing the scale to make it larger or smaller.  First, you'll need some simple tools that you might already have on hand. If not, I have mending kits that include everything below, but the scissors.  Fabric - I used canvas here, but denim, heavier weight linens, cottons and even...

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Miniature Rhino Creative Challenge with Snuggly Monkey

Creative Challenge

Miniature Rhino Creative Challenge with Snuggly Monkey

Join in our first ever month-long challenge designed to inspire your creativity and built connection in our creative community!

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New DIY Kit! Make your own Starry Sashiko Banner

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New DIY Kit! Make your own Starry Sashiko Banner

New DIY Kit! Excited to share a new eco-friendly starry sashiko kit with you that will build your hand sewing skills! I've been kicking around this idea for awhile now and finally this stunner is available in my shop.

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Modern Mender: Nissan Haque

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Modern Mender:  Nissan Haque

Meet Nissan Haque, of Knjitea, who repairs teaware using traditional techniques like, Japanese kintsugi, and metal staples, one of the oldest forms of pottery repair. Read on to learn more about this unique mending techniques using pure gold, silver, and lacquers to create functional art. 

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