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Dreamers & Doers Journal

Dreamers & Doers Journal

This is project from 2014 that got lost in the ether when the star-tink website closed, but it is time to bring it back. Half the battle in creativity is acting on your ideas. The other half is having ideas! The Dreamers and Doers journal is a workbook that alternates...
9 Way Indoor/Outdoor Scarf

9 Way Indoor/Outdoor Scarf

A couple of weeks ago, I bought some fluffy reddish yarn and decided to crochet myself a scarf that I could wear as an accessory in my chilly apartment. I wanted something long and soft and beautiful to wrap around my neck. I was a great idea, except I don’t...
Reduction Printing with Erasers

Reduction Printing with Erasers

Reduction printing is a way to make multiple color prints in limited edition series. Unlike traditional block printing where each printed color is a separate piece of carved medium, in reduction printing you use only one block. As you work, you build up the colors of...
How to wind a mini-spool from a cone

How to wind a mini-spool from a cone

Now that I have a serger, I adapt a lot of my patterns to use it. Today I’m making a dress that can be 95% overlocked. But zippers and darts still need the conventional sewing machine and I want matching thread for these seams. Instead of buying a separate spool...
Sci-Fi Hoop Dress Tutorial

Sci-Fi Hoop Dress Tutorial

Leila rocks her hoopy dress with an LED hula hoop in the hem. I made this bouncy dress for a friend who had a mission. I can’t reveal what the mission was, but the dress was so fun that I want to share the technique with you. It’s not a pattern, per se, as...