How to wrap canvas neatly over a frame? Don’t use a frame

This method/kit just struck me as a really genius way to make a difficult task very easy. Three difficult tasks, in fact, because -- Stretching canvas evenly is hard -- it puckers -- Wrapping canvas around corners is hard -- you get those annoying thick wodgy triangles of fabric, and your nice neat corners suddenly... Continue Reading →

A bracelet worthy of a beautiful fall day

It's been a lovely Thanksgiving Day here, and to celebrate, here's a little tribute to a beautiful bracelet design by Shanna Steele of Auntie's Beads in Southlake. It uses Czech pressed-glass beads shaped like leaves, with rich colors and coppery highlights. Following her great instructions, which include a video on the weaving technique, I made... Continue Reading →

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