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Category Archives: craft
Yuko and Harunobu Aihara felt together. The pair recently had a fiber sculpture exhibition called Ikimono Expo 2 at Gallery Choukou (ギャラリー澄光) near Okusawa station (on the Meguro line) that shows how creative and detailed needle felting can be. The … Continue reading
Best Wishes for you this year. I wish you all the best in all you endeavors and adventures. Also wishing you lots of monkeys to take over your bad habits from you! Thanks for reading the Spendy Pencil and … Continue reading
In the middle of writing a blog post reflecting on everything going on this autumn, I end up writing about art and and the way we talk about it. It’s still a work in progress but I thought I would … Continue reading
Walking around in Jiyugaoka in December I came across a branch of Hobbyra Hobbyre. This store sells higher end yarns, fabrics (Liberty Cotton mainly) for quilting, sashiko (a Japanese embroidery style) supplies and some small toys. I looked in the … Continue reading
Instead of Yarn Addiction Thursday, I thought I’d go to a different fiber media—quilting. I’d been wanting to do a project with my mom for a long time and the timing never worked out and then suddenly it did. My … Continue reading
I received this yarn for Christmas. It is a mohair acrylic blend called Scirocco. This wool has a tweed look, mostly charcoal but hints of green and flecks of white. The string is not so thick but it requires larger … Continue reading
For today’s edition of Yarn Addiction Thursday, I’m reviewing With StitchSketch LE. You can create your own knit, cross-stitch, beadwork designs, or pixel art on your iPad or iPhone with ease. In the past, if you wanted to design a knitting pattern, … Continue reading
A while ago on my Yarnspiration post, I posted about the Finnish wool I bought at Lanka Deli by Novita. I had originally intended to make mittens but I have a multitude of mittens. What I didn’t have was a stuffed … Continue reading