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A cardboard loom

Weave Weave Weave All the Way Home

Weaving happens all the time in the MAKESHOP on our big floor loom, and sometimes on its little cousin the table loom: We use it to make scarves, mostly, which hang we hang up for display and inspiration. The weaving pulls in many visitors because it takes about three weeks for a full eight- or nine-foot-long scarf to be completed. This time scale sets it apart from other MAKESHOP activities; there’s no chance
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Katie and Molly swaddled in the Shibori quilt

PERSERVERANCE (subtitle: What I Learned While Quilting on a Deadline)

Have you ever agreed to something without thinking about what it actually entailed? I’m a Yes Person. I say yes all. the. time. By nature, I love helping people, staying busy, being creative and feeling accomplishment. Sometimes I don’t think about what the steps are to actually get me to where I need to be—but I’ll usually say yes to a challenge regardless. I was recently asked to work with the MAK
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Camp MAKESHOP: Fiber & Wearables

We talk a lot about attachment in MAKESHOP. What is the best way to attach something? How can you make a secure attachment? Tape, staples, nails, chains, rope… THREAD! On the fourth day of Camp MAKESHOP, we worked with textiles, wearables and attachment through sewing with thread. What is the most nail-biting portion of a reality TV show? When the hosts throw the contestants for a loop! The morning portion of o
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