The Seams Series

If you’re a beginning sewist (or even if you’ve been doing it for a while!) you may find my most recent series helpful; over at my youtube channel, I’m publishing a very short series of videos featuring three types of seams for woven (non-stretch) fabrics. Video number three will be posted sometime in the next […]

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FREE SHIPPING!

Need I say more?!? Now, US customers can enjoy free shipping at the Moth and Rust shop on Etsy, anytime, no code necessary… Have you visited Moth and Rust Handmade lately? There are a few new items I love, including the Slant Mittens knitting pattern and a custom-made, *WITH POCKETS*, black linen skirt!

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7 Sewing Tips for Beginners…

7 tips for beginning sewists! Yep, I made another awkward video. (Hey, you gotta start somewhere!) And the information itself isn’t that bad, though…I hope you find this informative!! Do you have any special advice or tips for sewists, beginning or otherwise? I’d love to hear them!

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One week until VIBRATION Community Fashion Show!

Do you have plans next Saturday? Because I am super, super excited to be part of Vibration Community Fashion Show at TISSU, and I hope you’ll be there too!! This show is sponsored by TISSU and Finishing School for Modern Women, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Destination Innovation, a STEM […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Textile Artists, and…Port-a-Pottery!

A couple weeks ago, I went to the opening day of the exhibit Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, and it was fantastic. (I hope to go back next week.) I also swung by Wichita Pottery that day for their annual spring sale, and got to check out the Port-a-Pottery for the very first time. If […]

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Reclectic Goods

Mixed media artist Christie Johnson, the creative force that is Reclectic Goods, has a knack for taking everyday objects and reclaiming them as vibrant, unique, and interesting works of art.  I wanted to share these amazing earrings I acquired through a trade (full disclosure, I was not fair in that trade; I definitely got the […]

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At the ART SHOW!

I’ve been kind of lazy lately and didn’t blog about my recent art show at TISSU. As always, Nina is the most fabulous hostess ever and I’m so grateful she let me spend a few hours lurking around her gorgeous studio.  I’m also grateful to all who came out to see my stuff. The exhibit […]

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

To some, Slow Fashion might look like just another trendy gimmick to market to consumers; indeed, there are companies who, quite predictably, use the “green” label to persuade people to buy items that may not, in reality, be all that green.  And yes, ethical, sustainable, and artisan brands of clothing typically do cost the consumer more […]

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 1 of 3

The Slow Fashion movement is gaining momentum.  But what exactly is it? Here’s an apt description from slow fashion brand Study NY: Slow fashion is the movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity. Slow fashion encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and (ideally) zero waste. Just as the […]

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