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Artist Dani Ives Paints with Wool

Some artists paint with watercolors, some with acrylics, and others with oils. Arkansas needle felter Dani Ives paints with wool.

Paper Quillers Bend it Their Way

With the help of paper maven Ann Martin of All Things Paper, we found several artists who are finding unique ways to curl, coil, and mangle paper in distinctive styles.

The Jaunt Sends Artists on Trips to Create and Explore

The Jaunt is an innovative business with an altruistic goal to send 10 artists each year to take an all-expenses paid trip to seek new inspiration. In return, they create original work that reflects their experience.

Three Black-Owned Quilt Shops That Inspire

As we round out Black History Month we’re recognizing three Black-owned quilt shops that are helping to introduce quilting to a new generation and keep the love of quilting alive in their communities. Their skill and passion are helping to build community around sewing and crafting.

The Crafting Culture of Mardi Gras

When most people think of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, they picture crowds of people, strands of colorful plastic beads and quite a bit of alcohol. While celebrations leading up to the start of Lent feature all of these things, you might be surprised to know that preparations also include crafting.

Griffin Carrick Quills with Denim

Griffin Carrick is a quilling artist who makes wall hangings, collages, vessels, paper tapestries, and giant “doilies,” among other things.

Miss Purl Chicago: A Yarn Shop and Craft Community

Kamaca Champion had a dream. She wanted to open a yarn store that would serve Chicago’s South Side and enhance a sense of community there. But it would take her years to realize the dream that would become Miss Purl.

Ephemera Paducah: Creating an Art Retreat in Kentucky

Learn about Kristen Williams’ journey in building Ephemera Paducah, an art retreat and retail space in Paducah, Kentucky, where classes range from mixed media and art journaling to fiber arts, and where chocolate is considered an art supply.

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