My Week in Pictures

feeding Kangaroo Cleland wildlife park

Kangaroo at Cleland Wildlife Park

Koala at Cleland Wildlife Park

Glenelg beach Adelaide

wild parrots sunset Adelaide

Sydney Street Art 2

Sydney Street Art

Tessuti Fabrics

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Natural Dying and Weaving Silk in Luang Prabang, Laos

Laos is a country with a rich textile heritage. With almost 50 main ethnicities and over 150 ethnic groups, there are many different traditional styles of weaving and methods of textile production. Ock Pop Tok is an organization based in Luang Prabang, Laos, that is working to empower women through their traditional skills and to […]

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Wedding Quilt Chuppah

The biggest gift we were given for our wedding was the gift of a handmade quilt that we used as a chuppah from my mom and her Quilty Ladies – from L to R  - Nancy, Judy, Ann, Mom, Miyoko, and Susie. An untold number of stitches done with love over an untold number of […]

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Re-Covered Sectional Couch

A while back, I recovered my mom’s sectional couch for her. I’ve recovered several pieces of furniture before, varying in complexity, from dining room chairs to tufted loveseats. Recovering this sectional was a high-impact project that was actually pretty simple since the couch is pretty square. I approached covering the couch like a would draping […]

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Tutorial: Zippered Roll for Double Point Knitting Needles

I know I’m not the only one who struggles to keep certain things organized. Don’t get me wrong, I actually love to organize things, especially craft supplies – for example my bias tape collection is neatly organized by both width and color. But somehow my drawer of knitting supplies is always out of control and […]

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Silk Weaving in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Although Siem Reap, Cambodia, is almost exclusively known for Angkor Wat temples, there is certainly plenty else worth exploring. Since I’m a textile junky, we toured a silk factory outside Siem Reap. The factory was built as a part of project aimed at “providing professional skills for communities with limited educational opportunities” as well as […]

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Mismatched Casual Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Since I didn’t sew my wedding dress, I definitely wanted to sew my bridesmaids’ dresses. Of course, picking a style was a decision I labored over for a long time. I wanted something that would flatter the very different body types my gals have, and I really wanted the dresses to be something that they […]

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Naming the Overeducated Seamstress Series

When I was thinking about having a series of posts on my blog from other sewists talking about their personal connections between their experiences in academia and being a sewist, I thought I would call it Ph.D. Seamstresses, because that is what I call myself. I pulled together a list of people who have commented […]

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