I am one of those people who hates the drear of winter time. It’s a time of year when everything seems muted, gray, dingy, and brown. I feel muffled and dulled by so many coats and scarves and … Continue reading
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New research explores the effects that different types of handwork have on the brain of the artist: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/25/health/brain-crafting-benefits/?utm_source=Copy+of+Copy+of+Copy+of+Copy+of+Copy+of+Copy+of+Copy+of+Copy+of+Winter+Yarn+Sale&utm_campaign=CNN+article&utm_medium=email You won’t get any argument from anyone here about the benefits of making things!
Here in the FIT Library, we have many many books on how to make clothing. There are different points of view on techniques, as well as different types of machinery. In our last post, we spent time reviewing books … Continue reading
In my slightly obsessive following of menswear trends (and their marketing mojo), I found this businessy tidbit: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-hoodie-is-so-insanely-popular-you-have-to-wait-months-to-get-it-2013-12 Not being a huge fan of the hoodie, this caught my eye. I mean, seriously: Why a hoodie? I like a bit … Continue reading
(Thank you, Wikipedia, for this image of the Queen’s World’s Fair site from August, 1964!) We interrupt the longer blog post we’re frantically working on to bring you this urgent debate concerning one of New York City’s most interesting historic … Continue reading