Pattern: Pocket Tissue Holder in Moss Stitch

Pattern: Pocket Tissue Holder in Moss Stitch

This refillable Pocket Tissue Holder is eco-friendly and cute! Just fold and fill with facial tissues and avoid the plastic entirely! This quick knit is done in Moss Stitch with a small border using Garter Stitch for neatness. It’s a great way to use up partial balls of yarn too. It takes about 1-3 hours […]

Pattern: Toddler Hat and Scarf Set in English Rib

Pattern: Toddler Hat and Scarf in English Rib

Here is a Toddler Hat and Scarf I made for my 4 year old nephew! I designed it using English Rib Stitch, my current fave stitch! It’s a gloriously quick knit that has a polished look without the extra fuss. The stitch gave a wonderful drape, a cozy squishy feel, and is reversible! Note: This […]

How-To: Make a Pom-Pom without Special Tools

How-To: Make a Pom-Pom without Special Tools

To create a pom-pom without special tools, we will create our own pom-pom template which consists of 2 pieces of cardboard in a C-shape. Use items available around the house like delivery boxes, soup cans, marker, and scissors to create a template. If none of those are available, free-hand drawing by cutting a rough square […]

Pattern: Knitted Headband with Twist

Pattern: Knitted Headband with Twist

I found this wonderful pattern on Mirella Moments and fell in love with the stitch. This pattern uses an English Rib Stitch which can be knitted in various ways and is sometimes called Fisherman’s Rib Stitch or Brioche Stitch… Depending on how it’s knitted. This pattern is a true English Rib Stitch and uses Yarn […]

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

For me Black Panther was a wonderland of hairstyles, tattoos, makeup, body modification, and costume design. My all-time fave, Okoye’s Red Dress as seen below and in the Casino Fight Scene and later Car Chase scene. A Superhero Movie based on a Marvel Comic character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Black Panther himself […]

Pattern: Pussy Hat Project

Pattern: Pussy Hat Project

Womens Relaxed Fit This simple knit hat with kitten ears has become a powerful symbol of the Women’s March, a stand for Women’s reproductive rights, equality, and the human rights of all. The Pussy Hat Project was a direct protest against the now President and his insulting behavior! It sent a powerful message without a […]

Women’s March Washington

Women’s March Washington

Women’s Rights are Human Rights For me, and many, the cornerstone of this movement is the treatment and rights of women, our roles, and our bodies in our society as well as our reproductive rights. On Jan 20th, Inauguration Day, Donald Trump, will be sworn in as our next president. On Jan 21st is when […]

OMG! Heart goes to BRIC House

OMG! Heart goes to BRIC House

Intervention: Indigo by Laura Anderson Barbata – Handwoven Indigo Textiles by Habibou Coulibaly I went to see Material Cultures, a Fiber Arts installation, at BRIC House Brooklyn! Textile and Fashion lovers will enjoy the tribal-inspired garments by Laura Barbata. Crochet lovers will enjoy Xenobia Bailey’s mandalas. Embroidery and Painting lovers will enjoy Sophia Narrett’s hand-embroidered […]

Heather Phillipson at Frieze Art Show 2016

OMG! Heart goes to The Frieze

100% Other Fibers by Heather Phillipson @ The Frieze Art Show 2016 Spring Frieze came to town and my buddy treated me to a day! Frieze, an art fair consisting of galleries from around the world, features leading contemporary and emerging artists. Here are some notables from the Frieze. Maurizio Cattelan, Italy, featured a live […]

Simplicity Spring+Summer Sewing Patterns

Simplicity Spring+Summer Sewing Patterns

Simplicity #1196I was shopping around for some sewing patterns and wanted to buy them all… Here are just a few on my list to buy by Simplicity and Burda! Their website sells almost all the patterns they carry and it’s fun to browse around. Many are $12 or less! Simplicity’s “Jiffy” line is great for […]