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December 20, 2007

Laptop Sleeve by Slumberland


Pattern link (Thanks Zulma)

Posted by cat at 01:06 PM

December 18, 2007

The Colcha Project


The Colcha Project by Doris Cacoilo, a study in crochet, code and community.

col - cha (koal-sha) noun. Portuguese word meaning bedspread. An outer covering, usually decorative, for a bed.

Friday, Dec 21 6-9pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
The CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue Between 34th and 35th Streets
New York City Subway: B, D, F, N, R, 6, Q

Posted by cat at 11:15 PM

Handmade 2.0 via NYTimes

"...for crafters in general, Etsy is another manifestation of how D.I.Y.-ism has evolved. Its motivation may still be the independence from capitalism that Railla wrote about. But it can also be about a form of independence economic independence within capitalism. Many of the artist-entrepreneurs opening up their virtual shops on Etsy want what Circa Ceramics or Emily Martin or the Austin Craft Mafia have achieved: Making a living from what they love to do. It's a goal that reconciles ideology and self-branding, not so much to change the world as to stake out a place in it." Handmade 2.0 via NYTimes

Posted by cat at 04:32 PM

December 16, 2007

3-D Snowflake


This is a little more complicated than a two-dimensional paper snowflake but it looks excellent and is a suitable craft for children adept with scissors and who have patience in making crafts. It will produce a 6-armed three-dimensional snowflake decoration. Via wikiHow

Posted by cat at 12:09 PM

December 14, 2007

B-Day Star

knitPro_star.jpg Someone uploaded this on my birthday... download printable pdf

Posted by cat at 08:31 PM

How to Air Dry Flowers



Posted by cat at 07:44 PM

December 08, 2007

Heart knitPro pattern

heart.jpg Someone emailed for a heart knit pattern - this is what i got from knitPro for knit and for crochet.

Posted by cat at 01:44 PM

December 03, 2007

'GAG STAR' action during anti-sweatshop meeting Bangkok


Last week, the biggest ever anti-sweatshop meeting took place in Bangkok, Thailand. More then hundred researchers, lawyers and activists from leading labour rights organisations in North and Central America, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe gathered together and expressed their solidarity with the Clean Clothes Campaign and its Indian partner organisations.

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Posted by cat at 08:15 PM

NAFTA Expansion Sneak Attack Tuesday: Tell your Senators to VOTE NO

Last month, a majority of House Democrats stood up to big corporate lobbyists, the Bush Administration and even some of its own Democratic leaders to send a clear message that further NAFTA expansions were unacceptable. Despite this opposition to the "Peru Free Trade Agreement," the Senate is expected to consider Bush's Peru NAFTA expansion starting today, with a vote expected Tuesday.

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Posted by cat at 01:57 PM

Wooly Thoughts


Mathematicians who design knitwear based on math! Link

Posted by cat at 08:03 AM