True Colors: Using Color to Convey Emotion in Art

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Color can be a powerful way to convey emotion in your illustration or fine artwork. It can be used to create a literal mood, such as a blue-grey rainy scene or a bright yellow breakfast nook in a kitchen, but it can also be used more figuratively to subtly evoke emotion through objects and characters. Here's how you can use color to help convey different moods in your next work of art.

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Top Tips: 6 Essential Pressing Tools for Garment Sewing

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Sewing |

Every garment sewer should have a small army of pressing tools on hand to help make each step along the way easier. Learn about my favorites, from the most basic to more specialty, and then stock your sewing room with those that fit your sewing needs!

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Brighten Up Your Home With a Hand-Embroidered Curtain

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Embroidery, Sewing |

Learn to cover a window with a delightfully designed and embellished curtain! This tutorial teaches you to measure for windows of all sizes and personalize your curtain with hand-embroidered patterns.

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Garden Inspiration: A Tour of Terrain by Anthropologie

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Gardening | Comments

Like Anthropologie’s clothing stores, their sister store, Terrain is not just a store, it’s an experience. If you visit the Philadelphia area nursery, plan for at least an afternoon to wander slowly through the beautifully merchandised garden store. For those who can’t visit in person, follow along on this delightful this armchair tour!

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How Double Weave Works

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Weaving |

As if the ability to weave cloth weren’t exciting enough…what about weaving two layers of cloth at the same time? Double weave is a challenge that brings out the adventurous spirit in many weavers: once you try it, there is no end to the ‘what ifs’ you can explore.

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Quilting Without A Pattern: Simple Scrap Methods

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Quilting |

Do you want to create quilts without a pattern but aren't sure where to start? Use these simple scrap methods to make your own designs in no time.

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5 Woodworking Resources You Need to Know Of

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Woodworking |

Truly skillful woodworking requires a good knowledge of wood in general but also of the particular species at hand. If you're looking for helpful woodworking resources on on virtually every species of wood that meets saw and chisel, you've come to the right place! We've rounded up our favorite woodworking resources, all authoritative, all free.

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