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
Ok, so this site combines several of my favorite things: Museum archives, old patterns, and the “new” knitting craze. I can’t resist sharing it: http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/blog/tales-archives/national-knitting-week-knit-victory And interesting that what on our side of the pond is called a “ski mask” … Continue reading
Welcome back to another episode of Beth & Denise’s reviews of needle-oriented books in our stacks! With the holidays ahead, it seems a good time to continue our series reviewing the how-to manuals collected in the library. What’s on your … Continue reading