Tag Archives: sewing

Favorite Purl Bee DIY projects – Holiday Edition!

Are you making any of your holiday gifts by hand? I tend to make at least a few gifts each year, although I never seem to have enough time, and end up buying the rest of my gifts on Etsy … Continue reading

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Recently at Cotton & Flax HQ

I’ve been blogging a bit less frequently lately, as I’ve been working hard to build up my inventory for upcoming summer sales and in person shows here in California. I’ll be selling my work at Renegade Craft Fair in LA … Continue reading

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Thread holds it all together.

Thread might seem like such a little thing (an afterthought, even), but using quality materials makes all the difference. If you’ve sewn larger projects before, you probably know what I’m talking about – it’s incredible how such a simple material … Continue reading

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More favorites from the Purl Bee

I’m hoping to tackle lots of DIY projects this summer, and I’ve been accumulating tons of inspiration from the Purl Bee. You may be familiar with the Purl Bee from my last roundup of DIY projects, but in case you … Continue reading

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Feeling inspired – Louise Bourgeois

Have you seen the fabric works of Louise Bourgeois? I have seen a few of her sculptural works in museums, as well as some of her prints and drawings, but never her fabric works. I would love to see these … Continue reading

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Side Projects

Every so often, I find some time to experiment and make projects that I know won’t be for sale in the Cotton & Flax shop (at least, not for quite a while). A few weeks ago, I spent that experimental … Continue reading

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Cotton & Flax x Pennyweight tea towels

I was surprised to find that there are still a few of my limited edition tea towels left in the Pennyweight Goods shop! Go snatch one up, once they’re gone, I won’t be reprinting them!

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4 Great Sewing Books for Beginners (and non-beginners, too)

I mentioned in a previous post how lucky I am that my mom taught me how to sew, and in my cranky teenage years, no less. She taught me the basics on a machine that is quite similar to the … Continue reading

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In Progress

Just a couple iPhone photos of work in progress. Working hard to get things finished to photograph this weekend, I have a little photoshoot planned. Lots of activities like this happening around the studio lately: stamping the interiors of pillow … Continue reading

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My Sewing Machine

I was thinking, yesterday, about how long I’ve had my sewing machine for. It was a gift from my mom in my teenage years, and it’s a very similar model to her own machine, which she used to teach me … Continue reading

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