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Pittsburgh Fiber Friends

Hey Pittsburgh! I’m really excited to announce the start of something new and local for Made by Hand… Introducing: Pittsburgh Fiber Friends! This is a meetup group I’m starting to get to know the fiber arts community in my city better. There are so many of us, and I’d love to have the opportunity to […]

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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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Made by Hand Brand Update

If you visit Made by Hand often, or follow me on social media, you may have noticed some minor changes to the look of the brand last week. I decided recently to update some of the branding assets in preparation for some really cool new projects. I’m still utilizing the same two logo marks: the […]

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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

Autumn League Pullover progress

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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