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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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Knit for Victory (over the cold)

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

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Needles in the Stacks, with Beth & Denise

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

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