In the past few years, I’ve noticed that I began modifying the patterns I was knitting more and more. Then I wrote out a pattern from scratch because I couldn’t find one that fit my needs at the time. Though I still consider myself a novice designer (I’ve had no formal training), I have noticed some
Phil Godenschwager has a career spanning more than 40 years. From a graphic design degree and a vague interest in stained glass work, his career has taken him through a variety of media including print design, glass restoration, mural painting, art direction for an international animatronics company, private commissions, and more recently, large public art
I don’t often design my own patterns, but occasionally I have a need. Sometimes, I can’t find a pattern that’s close to a project idea I have in mind. On other occasions, I’m inspired to cook up a new design to show off one of our farm yarns. Over the past couple of years I’ve
Becca and Nathan have formed a strong partnership in their pottery business. It’s not just in their roles as married co-owners, but also by involving friends and neighbors in the complex and taxing process of wood firing a 30-foot kiln. Join me and Becca for a conversation about this traditional production method, and the effect
Chris Lann takes the concept and commitment to handcrafting seriously. Not only are his pendants hand-crafted, the chains they hang from are painstakingly woven using techniques that are thousands of years old. Join me in conversation with this master craftsman and learn more about what inspires his work and love of jewelry-making. Resources: Find Chris’
I thought I knew what my next sweater was going to be: a semisolid version of Kate Davies’ owls (because, how could you not want a sweater with owls on it?!). And yes, I do want that sweater and I will eventually knit it. But I got sidetracked into thinking about a striped sweater for
You found it – that perfect color work pattern. But the colors shown in the sample garment aren’t exactly your favorites, or the intended recipient likes orange but the original doesn’t have any orange in it. What to do?