Seven minutes of inspiring fiber art images. In this video TAFA shares members visions of red: of boldness, love, and passion…
some heat to get our fiber circulation pumping for Valentines Day crafts!
“TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a business community of entrepreneurs rooted in textile and fiber art products and traditions. A majority of our members have social and environmental agendas at the core of their business. TAFA unites old and new traditions, their historical and modern importance, giving a shared platform to both contemporary and traditional textile techniques from all cultures.”
TAFA presents an inspiring collection of all things Fiber Arts….Beautiful pictures and links to fiber artists and fiber suppliers around the world….a delightful place to spend a few Sunday hours with a cup of tea!
Fiona Duthie is a regular contributor to Living Crafts.
In her studio on Salt Spring Island, BC, she creates in a bountiful beauty of color, wool, and texture, inspired by the natural world. Fiona designs fine feltwork, felting and knitting patterns, gives workshops in natural craft, and runs her hand dyed, artisan fibre company, Kattikloo. You can read more about her fibers, projects and creative living at www.kattikloo.com and on Facebook.
Take a regular cardboard box (I’d decorate mine to match my room somehow) cut out a side view, place a piece of PET plastic as your window and you have a perfect box to store a pair of shoes – or… craft supplies! This is an Ikea Hack but we caught it over at Craftzinebut you could use any box.
Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:12 PM | 2 Comments
Here’s a tutorial to make a tin can soap dispenser out of a tin can. Sibylle of Funkytime was inspired by the many mason jar soap dispensers, that are on the internet right now, and wanted to make something different. You’ll find the tutorial here.
Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:08 PM | No Comments
Making this double sided flower filled scarf is a great way to repurpose old t-shirts. It is easy to make and does not require a sewing machine or experience in sewing. This scarf is designed by Pardis Amirshahi, for the Mothering.com community. Click here for the tutorial and a chance to win 5 years of Living Crafts. To enter Mothering’s drawing leave a comment on the above link and say you like both Mothering and Living Crafts. Enjoy!
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Posted by Living Crafts on May 7, 2011 06:17 AM | 9 Comments
This is just about the best use I’ve ever seen for a crib. Ours was used for mostly as a place to put clean laundry before I got a chance to fold and put them away. If empty, it was used for an occasional morning nap by baby. This reuse option, which I found on craftzine, is my favorite so far from Notes from a very red kitchen.