“Hemping” Ms. Lizzie

April 19, 2022

By: Corrie Habib Am I the only one who wonders–sometimes marvels–at the simple technology and creative solutions used by people in the past? Don’t get me wrong…I’ve been known to reach for epoxy and Gorilla glue plenty of times, but what were the “fixes” for the many hundreds of years of furniture and cabinet making before synthetic glues? In our rush for easy and permanent solutions, have we thrown some babies out with their bathwater? What led me to this musing was the dissection of the…

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Saving Ms. Lizzie, Part 5

March 25, 2022

By: Corrie Habib Releasing the spirit of Ms. Lizzie– Feb. 25, 2022: The familiar wrist buzz of a text notification…

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Saving Ms. Lizzie, Part 4

March 9, 2022

By: Corrie Habib the saga continues… Jan. 2022: Kids go back to school, but it’s not a week back in…

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HomeGrown Dye Garden Project

March 3, 2022

Have you ever seen textiles dyed with plants and thought that you would love to try natural dyeing? Have you…

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Member Profile: Laurel Rudolph

February 5, 2022

By: Corrie Habib If you are in need of some bright and uplifting art, then Laurel Rudolph’s works are what…

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Saving Ms. Lizzie, Part 3

February 1, 2022

By: Corrie Habib 12/19/21: First, coffee. Then, CBS Sunday Morning. Then, bring in Ms. Lizzie from the workshed. My 22-year-old…

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Saving Ms. Lizzie, Part 2

January 19, 2022

By: Corrie Habib 12/16/21: What kinds of cleaners and finishes are safe for antique wood? I’m in the Google rabbit…

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Something New or Saving Ms. Lizzie, Part 1

January 4, 2022

By: Corrie Habib 12/6/21: Sitting forlornly in the driveway, with her parts all askew, Ms. Lizzie called out to me…

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A natural fiber conundrum.

December 6, 2021

By: Corrie Habib During a recent social media scroll, I saw a post from a fiber artist about to sell…

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Member Spotlight: Diana Quinn

November 11, 2021

by: Corrie Habib It is undeniable that Diana Quinn is an enthusiastic quilter! She’s been quilting for a decade but…

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Member Spotlight: Swaantje Sass

October 28, 2021

By: Corrie Habib Upon meeting Swaantje, you immediately notice her statement jewelry, colorful clothing, and the fact that she is…

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