Dyeing with Kool-Aid basic how-to.
The best thing is the color chart
. A good idea for a party
, maybe? As usual, the folks at Flickr have got the goods: Kool-Aid dyed yarns in the Hand-dyed pool [1
], and the Yarn Porn pool, [1
]. And if you're one of those people who just hates to do things the easy way? Multi-colored custom yarn with Kool-Aid tutorial part 1
and part 2
posted by taz
on May 2, 2008 -
"When I get the time when I'm not raking, whenever I'm near water, I'll beach comb for bits of wood, feather or anything else that appeals and make some boats
posted by nthdegx
on Apr 21, 2008 -
I pledge to buy handmade this holiday season, and request that others do the same for me. Why?
Better gifting experience, better ethics, better for the environment.
posted by divabat
on Nov 23, 2007 -
With winter's cold touch around the corner, some of us may need a little something
to keep us busy by the fireside on those chill winter evenings. With the abundance and variety of craft
blogs to be found, everyone from the novice to the expert should be able to find inspiration
(and even great tutorials
!) for a fun
and cute project
posted by honeyx
on Nov 14, 2007 -
Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's time to break out the sweaters. Wool too itchy for you? (It is for poor Simon Cowell.
) Cashmere and alpaca are easier to wear; a surface comparison shows why
. But you can also steer clear of animal fibers altogether and opt for fabric made from wheat
. For that matter, while you're at the greengrocer, also pick up some bamboo
), soy (1
, corn (1
) and rice
(Vegan yarns previously in AskMe.
posted by GrammarMoses
on Nov 6, 2007 -
a redo of the Lichtenstein modern classic using 2788 hand cut, sanded, and painted dowels mounted on a wall, forming a 3 x 7 foot work of art.
posted by mathowie
on May 29, 2007 -
FabIndia becomes a Harvard Business Case study
It's a brand that does not advertise
. It, in fact, celebrates the success of its copycats
. And now Fabindia
, the craft-conscious enterprise
, is a Harvard Business School (HBS) case study.
"Founded in 1960, Fabindia makes the cut
for being an example of a corporation that does not just aim to do well,
but does good too. "A strong mission can be both an opportunity and a constraint on the growth of a firm," points out Dr Khaire
. However, the private retailer's unique value proposition
has not come in the way of it being recognised as big brand
today. And this in spite of the fact that Fabindia has never advertised
, points out Dr Khaire."
posted by infini
on Apr 15, 2007 -
The art of sugar: flowers
, construction site
. In Britain
. In Mexico sugar skulls
are created to celebrate the Day of the Dead
is a Japanese candy craft
the art of Japanese confection.
posted by nickyskye
on Mar 11, 2007 -
EZ does it.
"Unventor" of the Möbius scarf
and the Pi Shawl
"ur-geek of knitting
" Elizabeth Zimmermann
will be honored at the University of Wisconsin's Design Gallery
in the retrospective exhibit New School Knitting: the Influence of Elizabeth Zimmermann and Schoolhouse Press
(opening Oct. 27).
"EZ" has been called
"the Jerry Garcia of knitting: jolly, kind, unconventional, endlessly creative, often quoted, and much-loved by countless people
." More than all those things, however, EZ was an Opinionated Knitter
who urged her fellow needlepersons to think critically and inventively about their craft; in her 1999 obit
the New York Times said she "brought a penetrating intellect and a sculptor's sensitivity to revolutionizing [this] ancient art." Plus she was funny
The Wisconsin knit camp
she founded is now run by her daughter, Meg Swansen
(heir to the throne in more ways than one); it was featured in a Wisconsin Public Television segment
that aired last December (warning: RealPlayer format; transcript here
posted by GrammarMoses
on Oct 19, 2006 -
of the “jobs of the future” rhetoric surrounding the eagerness to end shop class and get every warm body into college, thence into a cubicle, implicitly assumes that we are heading to a “post-industrial” economy in which everyone will deal only in abstractions. Yet trafficking in abstractions is not the same as thinking...
posted by Kwantsar
on Sep 7, 2006 -
Work getting you down? Feel assaulted by schedules, bosses, unreasonable demands? In an imperialist mood? Order your KuK Atelier
cardmodel helmets today! Für Vergrößerung klicken!
[All content in German, but don't let that stop you!]
posted by mwhybark
on Oct 13, 2004 -
Download a Dinosaur
- just print it out and get yourself some glue and scissors (careful with the scissors) and you got your very own dinosaur. Hours of fun!
posted by semper
on Nov 22, 2001 -