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August 31, 2016


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FABRIC COLLAGE NOTE CARDS Make one of a kind note cards collaged with fabric scraps, bits of paper, and anything else of interest you may have in your scrap bin! I like to use up smaller pieces of fabrics and specialty papers to create personalized note cards. Read more… The last of the lacemakers: how tech is keeping the 100-year-old tradition alive MYB Textiles is the world's last lacemaker working with traditional looms and is adapting them to fit with the modern times Read more…
3 easy DIY repairs for broken zippers Save your clothes with these easy fixes for common zipper problems: A zipper that doesn't close correctly; A zipper with a slider that has come off; and, A zipper with the slider on one side. Read more… A Vietnamese Designer Is Updating Eco-Design with Ancient Knowledge Few visitors set foot in a village the mountains north of Hanoi, but designer Vu Thao considers it a creative second home. Collaborating with ethnic women who live there, Thao grows and produces natural dyes and fabrics for Kilomet 109, her eco-conscious clothing line. Read more…
Want Custom 3D-printed Soles For Your Shoes? Now, You Can Get Them From Ryka Your foot is unlike anyone else’s, so why wear a shoe meant for anyone and everyone? That appears to be the question driving the new partnership between footwear technology company Sols and women’s athletic shoe brand Rykä. Read more… Upholstery is getting livelier thanks to peppy fabrics and bold colors You can’t help but sit up and take notice of today’s boldly upholstered chairs. A chair is just a place to plop until it’s dressed in the new, brighter solid and patterned fabrics that are lifting the profile of upholstery. Read more…

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