Fiber

Embroider your own Bookend

Modern embroidery has burst out of its sampler frames and can now be found in the unique, eye-catching details of our homes. Caroline Zoob shows us how to put true artistry and originality into our fibre craft – using texture to bring her Read More

Butterfly's Day, Emily Dickinson Nature Sketchbook
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

The Butterfly’s Day

How do we make poetry come to life?  In Emily Dickinson Nature Sketchbook, author Tara Lilly does just that and uses Dickinson's poetry to inspire sketches. What are you inspired to sketch from this poem? Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) Read More

koi fish finished, Finger Painting Weekend Workshop
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Oil Finger Painting: Koi Fish

The best thing about finger painting is everyone can do it.  It's super fun and you reconnect with your inner child.  Below is an overview from Finger Painting Weekend Workshop on how to oil finger paint Koi fish. The very first thing I Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

5 Fun Origami Projects

Whether you are an origami novice or pro, these five projects will help you perfect your paper folding skills! Origami Lily How to Design Your Own Origami Paper Kirigami Mobile Origami Shallow Box Dollar Bill Dragon Fly Read More

Building diminishing, Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Diminishing

We use perspective and diminishing daily without giving it much thought.  Every hallway we walk down, every building we pass - our minds are recognizing perspective.  Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective, shows us that Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Needlecraft Practice and Art

Every so often, an old craft gets a re-boot that makes everyone sit up and take notice. As a fair few people have noticed, embroidery and needlecraft seem to be the next old tradition shaking up the art/craft world. As the previous Read More

flower dress, Dream, Draw, Design My Fashion
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Fun Fashion Fill-In

Everyday we design our own style - we accessorize, mix and match colors and prints, and put our on special touch on each one of our outfits. Dream, Draw, Design My Fashion lets us take this design to another level and practice right on the Read More

Cranes, The Art of Hokusai
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Hokusai as Taito

Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy...we're all familiar with artists who have changed their names over the years. Hokusai is no exception.  In The Art of Hokusai Explore his Life and Legacy and Learn to Paint in his Unique Style, we see artwork Read More

Beach Tote Complete, 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags
Fiber
Fiber

Beach Tote

Summertime is on the horizon and 10 Granny Squares 30 Bags, has the perfect beach accessory.  This adorable beach tote is fit for any sunny day at the beach. Roomy and colorful, this tote is perfect for carrying everything Read More

Finished blue bird, Bead-Making Lab
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Blue Birds Of Happiness

Air-dry clay is a fantastic medium to work with, all you need is a little patience (for drying time) and some creativity and you'll be making an entire collection of colorful beads.  Below is an example of how to make bluebird beads Read More

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Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Craft your Own Terrarium

Nothing brightens the home or office quite like a touch of handcrafted greenery, particularly in spring. We love the justifiably popular terrarium, which allows nature to flourish in the smallest of spaces and even withstands the blackest Read More