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From winter blues into rainbows of ornament

    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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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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