craftsmanship

Crafting in the slow lane

Β  Susan Wasinger is the author of “Sewn By Hand.” Image via BurdaStyle. This recent BurdaStyle interview with Susan Wasinger gave me a lot of pause.Β  Wasinger has a new book out called “Sewn By Hand: Two Dozen Projects Sewn with Needle and Thread.” The book advocates a “slow craft” (sewing-machine-free) movement and upcycling materials. […]


Watching Create TV

There’s no cable at VHHQ, but I can’t complain. I’ve got Create TV on Milwaukee Public Television‘s Channel 36.3.   If you’re not familiar with Create, it’s a public television channel featuring only cooking, crafting, travel, and home-improvement shows. Could this be any more perfect for me? I watch more Create TV than I do […]

First draught

MVH checks the beer recipe before we start brewing. Pots. And pails. Home brewers’ most important supplies are pots and pails. I was a little surprised by how many vessels my husband, MVH, and I used when we brewed a batch of American wheat recently. I had never been through the whole process at once. […]

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