Friday, July 3, 2020

Hand Dyed and Good News

"Garden Afternoon" hand dyed thread
If you have purchased classes from Bluprint/Craftsy or had a subscription there, the good news is that the classes will live on! Bluprint has been acquired by TN Marketing, more information here:

It is quite a relief to me that this amazing video library of knowledge will not simply disappear. TN Marketing will be launching a new website (with a new name to be announced later) for the Bluprint classes in September 2020. Existing subscribers to Bluprint, and past buyers of individual "own forever" classes will continue to have access to their content on the Bluprint site through August 2020, after that they'll be hosted on the new website.

So far, the communications I've received from the new owners have been friendly and encouraging.

In other news, fresh batch of hand dyed "Garden Afternoon" has been added to my Etsy shop!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Free Pattern! "Flat Carnation"

 This happy little flower showed itself when I was experimenting with daisy picots and folded rings. The downloadable pattern is here: 
 My video demonstration is posted on YouTube: 
Have fun!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Been Doing Macrame and Walking at the Beach

Macrame Flat Rose
 If you're interested in macrame, there are a great many excellent instructional videos on YouTube. I made these projects following the directions by Macrame Tita.
Macrame Rhomboid Pendant

Macrame Seahorse

Lake Michigan
 Away from the city on a weekday, the shoreline is not crowded and offers tranquil views and cool breezes. 
Fun fact: I've moved several times in my life, yet I've always lived less than 20 miles from the shore of Lake Michigan.
Rawley Point Lighthouse
A vacation outing, even for just a few hours, refreshes one's outlook. We surely all need it!