This year, delight your pals with a present you created yourself or gift them with materials for handiwork-to-be. It doesn't take much to get making! Here's a few of my tried-and-true faves and a few from the wishlist.
- A blank canvas can really get the blood pumping. For some, the sight is a beacon. For others, it can be intimidating.
- The ever-awesome Renegade Craft Fair touched down at Fort Mason in San Francisco last weekend, and the place was predictably chock-full of handcrafted brilliance.
- Hello, friends! Welcome to Home Work, a new column on dwell.com.
Artist Mitsuru Koga will fly in from Japan to lead this workshop, which will take place over the course of two days. There are only eight spots available for each day, so make your reservation ASAP by calling 310-396-7335 or by emailing email@example.com. Don't forget to bring your own scissors!
If you're a fan of classic patterns and love the look of vintage sheets, check out these sweet packs of pre-cut prints from LA-based sewing and crafting workshop Home Ec. Ten different 18"x22" fat quarters (a phrase which refers to the squat, square-ish shape of the piece as opposed to a longer strip) come in each collection, each one pretty perfect for adding a splash of color to any artsy project. And if you're down in LA, stop by the shop or pop in for a class!
Stop by and check out DIY wares from over 300 indie crafters. There will be everything from plush items, jewelry, posters and prints, to craft kits, clothing, paper goods, and more.
Billie and Tootie, the lovely owners of Silverlake’s ReForm School, have gathered together buttons from artisans around the world into this perfect little set. They come together in a little pouch, and would make awesome embellishments on a canvas bag, sweater, or displayed in a small bowl at home.