Sewing in a straight line from 43,000 BC to the iPad

Sewing is, by some estimates, 45,000 years old. Sewing is older than cloth, but not as old as clothes: First we wrapped ourselves in hides, then we tied the hides around ourselves with cords or sinews, and eventually we poked holes in the hides and started running cords through to hold the pieces together. After another... Continue Reading →

Make your own polymer clay cutters

For my buddies on the City-O-Clay polymer clay listing: Here's how I made my DIY "cookie" cutters. (These are intended for cutting shapes in polymer clay; no representation of their food safety is made 🙂 ) Materials: Piece of tin roof flashing, about 49 cents at hardware store Tools: Tin snips, file, pliers (little jewelry... Continue Reading →

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