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Staying Sustainable as a Fiber Artist

As fiber and textile artists, we often think that we’re doing our part to help the Earth by creating our own clothing rather than heavily supporting the fast fashion industry. Truth is though, it’s very easy to tip toe over the line of sustainability and fall into the crater of a giant carbon footprint with […]

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Yes, You Do Suck at Your New Hobby—and That’s Okay

I recently starting learning about hand embroidery. I’m trying to expand my fiber arts repertoire so that I can explore more ways to make the kinds of clothing I want to make for myself. Embroidery seemed like a good skill to add since it can be used to transform would-be plain garments into something a […]

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2019 Destash and Project Purgatory

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I often find myself struggling to create and publish blog posts because I think they have to be 100% perfect before they go live. I want my readers to have exactly what they’re looking for, no mistakes… Today I decided to change that. The following post is as real as real gets for me as […]

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Creativity & Self Consciousness

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I recently participated in an Instagram project created by Tanisha Conrad, the talented maker behind A Boundless Sea. She wanted other makers and creatives to share why they feel they are “boundless” as a form of inspiration and to bring the creative community a little closer. I submitted an entry for her project where I briefly talked about […]

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Staying True to Creative Individuality

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Hey Makers! Welcome to the first article I’ve written for the new Made by Hand blog! This is the first of many posts like this, where I will be talking about current events and cultural topics within the fiber arts and maker communities. Sometimes they will be happy, funny articles that highlight good things about […]

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