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Magazine of the Week

Welcome back to our Magazine of the Week! This title is published by the Society of North American Goldsmiths.  It focuses on the boutique jewelry industry, with an emphasis on fine metals and modern design. Their website is here: http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/metalsmith-magazine/metalsmith-digital/ … Continue reading

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Needles in the Stacks: Professional Sewing Techniques edition

This is a “Not for Beginners” post.  Today we’re working our way through a series of books aimed at demonstrating production sewing techniques.  What we’re looking for here are the kind of shortcuts that are used in garment mass production … Continue reading

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To craft or not to craft…

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!  

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Needles in the Stacks, Couture edition

  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

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