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Tag Archives: design
“Turning the Page” was an Art-book exhibition at Paper 2 gallery in Manchester that ran from September 29-October November 3, 2018. The exhibition was a collaboration between British artists and members of a Tokyo art collective called Art Byte Critique. … Continue reading
The New Jewelry show at 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Dec 5-7, 2015) showcased some Japanese jewelry makers taking traditional materials and techniques into modern directions. 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
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
Last year I was feeling kind of stressed and needed a distraction. My friend Deanna of Deanna Kobou Studio does great crochet work and she really inspired me to try it. Crochet looked like something that would distract me and, at … Continue reading
Early Spring was really chilly for my fingers. I had a nice toasty electric blanket for my lap but my fingers got stiff from typing and being cold. My solution? Procrastinate on my writing-work-in-progress by making some wrist-warmers. This project … Continue reading
Snowmen Fight: Samurai vs Ninja. Get Your Winter War Mittens Here!I A Post in 2 Parts. Part the Second.
Today, I finish the article of the making of the Fuyu no Jin Mittens. As I wrote in the previous post Fuyu no Jin means a winter war in Japanese. Traditionally, it’s army against army in winter but my mittens are going … Continue reading
Snowmen Fight: Samurai vs Ninja. Get Your Winter War Mittens Here!I A Post in 2 Parts. Part the First
Time: 10 hours (depending on skill and gear) Materials 100% wool sweater to be recycled Mitten Template (made from tracing hand) Felting wool in 5 colors Embroidery thread 4 tiny black beads for eyes Needle Felting Gear Sewing Machine (or … Continue reading
This is needle felting mixed together with a photography, lomo-esque feel. Crafting and photography in a happy union! As you may have noticed from my previous post, Dreaming of Imaginary Dragon Fish, I’m really interested in character creation. Fimo is … Continue reading