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How to stitch the outline of a biscornu

If you’re stitching something that has to be assembled biscornu style, and you hate having to count those endless stitches to make sure your square IS STILL a square by the time it’s done, then here’s a… 431 more words


This Week in the Shop: Milk Paint Finish & Oil+Acrylic Craft Paint

I’ve had three pieces recently come off the workbench recently.  I used a two low-toxicity finishing techniques to complete them.

I experimented with milk paint to complete my Simple Stool and Simple Bookshelf projects.  690 more words

This Week In The Shop

How to stop a lone stitch

If you’ve ever had to stitch a pesky stitch that stands like a Billy No-Mates in the middle of nowhere, you’ll know how tricky it is to start and stop it, without having anywhere to anchor your thread to. 219 more words


Backstrap Weaving - A Long Time Coming

Some projects take a long time to finish simply because I run out yarn and can’t add the finishing touches. Then I forget to buy the yarn and the piece gets stashed…out of sight, out of mind. 756 more words

Backstrap Weaving

The Power Of The Fourth

I enjoy all aspects of a project – design, wood selection, construction, and finish. I like the fourth aspect best when it is hard to mess up. 400 more words


How to apply interfacing... without risking your iron's life!

If you want to apply fusible interfacing with complete piece of mind, you need to use baking paper. Yep, that’s right. Baking paper. 332 more words



A technique growing in popularity.

“Tadelakt is an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates sensual, natural and unique effects. The brilliance of Tadelakt also manifests itself in building physics: the final product is hydrophobic and odourless; it’s fungicidal qualities make it suitable for interiors and exteriors alike.” 17 more words

Natural Materials