First I have to say something about Bill Cunningham. When the NYTimes Breaking News Alert popped into my inbox that Mr. Cunningham had died, I let out the loudest “oh nooooooo!” But when there’s someone out there who you know has been doing what loves every single day, day in and day out, for decades — was still doing it at age 87 — and you hear that he’s gone, all you can think is we should all be so lucky. If you’ve never seen the documentary about him, do yourself a favor and watch it this weekend.
– Knitting pattern design and submission tips from the master, Michele Wang
– Learning the lost art of shoemaking (I wanna!!)
– Chambray and wool? Yes, please
– And hey, any time you’re looking for a little inspiration, try the Apiece Apart Woman interviews
SHOP NEWS: We’ve restocked so many sold-out favorites this week I’m not even sure I can remember them all! Walnut hand looms, Putford scissors, wooden rulers, Bento Bags in all sizes/colors, brass hangers, brass-and-steel scissors, blackened brass buttons … you should probably just go take a look!