There has been some excitement in the archaeological community this week about a find of the bodies of two men. The bodies were found in the Tarim Basin, which is on the eastern end of the silk road as … Continue reading
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Last month I wrote a bit about my obsession with curving vines and acanthus leaves. Someone at the British Museum must have heard my cry, and just posted this about how to decode (and thereby reuse!) the complicated knots and … Continue reading
Here at FIT, we have many resources that offer possibilities to inspire you. As I reshelved materials one morning, I came across a title from the 1950s that I’d never looked at before. It offers patterns and measurements for laying … Continue reading
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
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!