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April 15, 2019

Brilliant Embroidery Uses Thread to Mimic Luscious Hair Flowing Off the Hoop

From thread painting to “floating” textile motifs, the boundaries of embroidery are being pushed and blurred more and more by contemporary textile artists. Bernita Broderie is helping to enhance this wave of contemporary embroidery art with her brilliant use of cotton threads. She uses the common fibers to render three-dimensional hairstyles that cascade from embroidery hoops in wonderfully unexpected ways. The French crafter’s hand-stitched designs are made using various hair-colored yarns stitched into raw cotton fabric.

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December 21, 2018

Best of 2018: 12 Breakthrough Makers Who Got the World Excited About Arts and Crafts

Over the past several years, there’s been a notable revival of the arts and crafts movement. More than ever, makers are taking advantage of online resources to market their handmade wares to a public that is hungry for unique, artisanal products. Just as we’ve seen more people taking an interest in learning new crafts, more and more people are looking to express their individuality by purchasing unique jewelry, furniture, and fiber art.

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November 28, 2018

These Creative DIY Calendar Kits Let You Embroider Every Month of the Year

If you’re already on the lookout for creative projects to try in the new year, Heather Lins Home has designed the perfect project for those who want to try their hand at embroidery. Her recently released 2019 Calendar Kits invite you to complete easy poke-and-stitch designs each month, allowing crafters of all levels to embellish the artist’s charming illustrations with thread.

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October 22, 2018

20+ Gifts for Crafters and Makers to Spark Their Imagination

What do you buy the person in your life who can make basically everything themselves? Crafters are famously, well, crafty—meaning they’re always keeping busy with DIY projects and probably have an “idea list” as long as their arm. But no matter how many artistic activities they may have on the go, there’s always room for more.

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