Category Archives: FIBER ARTS

Anything to do with fiber–fabric, yarn, cord, etc.–to include:
Sew, Knit, Crochet, Needlework

Sewing with 3D Spacer Mesh Fabric

3D Spacer Mesh 3D Spacer Mesh is a double layer of a smooth polyester knit with open ‘holes’ backed by a lattice open weave.  It’s 3D (dimensional) –scant 1/8″ thick, has a slight stretch in both directions, and is quite … Continue reading

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Fabric Glue, Bias Binding and Aprons

Wasn’t planning on sewing Christmas gifts–other than PJs for The Grands–until I spied some Minnesota word print fabric at a Christmas boutique.  A stop at the local quilt  shop and I walked out with several Minnesota themed fabrics to mix … Continue reading

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Working with Massive Amounts of Fabric

This was the 2014 Christmas present for my two Grandsons.  This is Grayden, 4, and he immediately made this his Turkey Hunting Blind.  Brother Oliver, 7, was too busy with ipad and Minecraft. Using Butterick 4251 and 8+ yards of … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Garage Sale–Textile Center of MN

 April 12, 2014 Success is mine!  Have gone through–that means have actually ‘touched’–every single piece of fabric in my stash and have three tubs ready to donate to the World’s Largest Garage Sale, an annual fund raiser for The Textile … Continue reading

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Claire B Shaeffer– The Queen of Chanel Couture

Claire Shaeffer, Queen of Couture Meet Claire Shaeffer, the Queen of Couture, especially Chanel.  Claire turned to couture sewing after abandoning her first love, The Circus.  Like many of us, sewing was/is a way for Claire to wear couture fashion … Continue reading

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What a Hoot

Are you seeing OWLS?  Everywhere?  Thanks to social media, owls are as ubiquitous as were Pet Rocks back in 1975. I first became aware of the owl popularity on Pinterest when a family member created a Collect.Owls board.  FYI:  we … Continue reading

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Lining a Crocheted/Knitted Handbag

This crocheted bag ended up in my sewing room with a request for a lining–something ‘pretty’ with a bit of weight. My first reaction was a taffeta; it would probably be crisp enough but not too heavy. Couldn’t find any … Continue reading

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