For quite some time I’ve been keeping my eye on the Beekman 1802 site and have come to welcome the news, bits of homemaking and New York history, recipes, and ingenious handmade products that the proprietors offer up. I’ve also come to love goats as I’ve gotten glimpses of these intelligent horned creatures playing their part on this Upstate
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Last month I met Bristol-based designer Nick Hand. Over tea we talked about handmade creativity, and he told me how he’s been exploring and documenting the makers he meets. But it wasn’t until this recent stretch of warm days, when I got on my bicycle again for the first time in months, that I realized
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Last month I learned the basics of two-color knitting at Vogue Knitting Live. Instructor Amy Detjen was practical, helpful, funny, and skilled. I was able to leave class with the foundations of understanding how to wrangle two colors at a time while knitting, and I’m now furiously collecting colorwork knitting patterns on Ravelry. And I
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I recently added How to Make Modern Jewelry to my home library, and while reading it the last couple of days I was fascinated to learn this interesting bit of museum history: MoMA’s campaign to immerse returning World War II veterans in the world of art and artisanship.
The Committee on Art in American Education
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