Composure: Permanence

By Kyle Studstill. Composure If we are to do our best work in the face of constant chaos and change, perhaps we must first hone our inner virtues as guidance. Composure produces an ongoing series of reflections, guided by creative … Continue reading

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Something More than Money

By Regina Connell. It’s not all about money. While the biggest financial supporter of specialized artisan craft skills is no doubt the commercial luxury fashion sector, there’s another sector that has long supported great craft skills: the church. Just as … Continue reading

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Embellish Me This

By Regina Connell. What goes around, comes around—yes. And what’s coming around (yes, I realize that for some it never left) is embellishment and, in particular, embroidery and needlework.  At least it is in fashion, and where fashion goes, so … Continue reading

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Modern Macrame by Windy Chien

Chien lamp: table

By Regina Connell. Macrame has a great deal of baggage associated with it. At some point during my early life, my mother gave me a 1970s book on macrame. She wasn’t particularly keen on it herself. In fact, I don’t … Continue reading

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