Craft, Leisure & Work

Craft, Leisure & Work

I attended the Zoom Symposium in Milwaukee, WI in 2016, I think it was.  I wrote this essay in response.   Craft and the Nature of Work Those of us in Craft-with-a Capital-C care about how it is made (or we used to, this is in flux somewhat).  There was lots of...
Summer Project: Weaving Potholder Rugs

Summer Project: Weaving Potholder Rugs

For this summer’s version of Camp Quarantine, we’re doing larger projects that take a bit longer. You may remember from last year’s blog posts that I would put the day’s craft, game, or activity in a trunk we have in the basement, and the young...
How to Decide What to do for your 100 Day Project

How to Decide What to do for your 100 Day Project

I got a question on Instagram about how to decide what to do for your 100 Day Project; here’s what I said. It needs to be something you’re willing to do a lot, obviously, and also you want to think about… what counts? Is it a finished project each day for 100...
Making a 12 Bandana Circle Skirt

Making a 12 Bandana Circle Skirt

In a normal summer, we’d be outside and at the pool, not so much inside, sewing. But this isn’t a normal summer and we’re doing Camp Quarantine at our house. My 12 year old daughter made this 12 bandana circle skirt. We used the...