Is a DIY Face Mask Actually Safe?

Is a DIY Face Mask Actually Safe?

Earlier today my sister-in-law sent me an press release from Joann craft stores. The press release detailed how Joann was responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, by donating supplies, giving away patterns, and providing resources to make DIY face masks. My first thought...
Copyright Basics for Fiber Artists

Copyright Basics for Fiber Artists

As a maker, it is important to understand copyright law. In this article I am going to give you the copyright basics for law in the United States. My goal is to give you a baseline understanding, so you can engage in conversations over copyright intelligently. Using...
Fix Your Broken Knit Picks Ball Winder

Fix Your Broken Knit Picks Ball Winder

The Knit Picks Ball Winder is a great, inexpensive ball winder. I love them so much that I have owned two of them. Unfortunately the Knit Picks Ball Winder has a tendency to slip gears. When this happens, your beautiful yarn cakes turn into a loose, tangled pile of...