Quilting a Boro-Inspired Jacket

A Craigslist free post for fabric scraps galvanized this quilted, boro-inspired cropped jacket. I drove three blocks from my house and loaded two bins of scraps and piles of burlap coffee bags into my car. At home, I washed and sorted the fabrics, realizing I had plenty of blue pieces to start this jacket. IContinue reading “Quilting a Boro-Inspired Jacket”

Winter Gardening

We started a garden in our backyard at the beginning of September, shoveled out, spread with compost, and encircled in bamboo fencing. Our neighbors had a large tree from their yard chopped into mulch, and we were able to cover the entire plot with the most local of garden toppings. The heat of Austin summerContinue reading “Winter Gardening”

Hand-sewn Wool Slippers

It was difficult to source the 5mm wool pieces needed for this project, but I was thrilled with the purchase I finally made from Fitz Felt. They sell 100% German-milled wool in large “scrap” rolls for a reasonable price. The company is woman-owned and has a shipping facility in NY, so these bolts arrived quickly.Continue reading “Hand-sewn Wool Slippers”