I grew up in the Kansas City area, and not until recently had I heard we had a garment district. This wasn’t just any garment district, either. Kansas City’s was the second largest in the country, topped only by New York City’s, and there was a period of time where one in seven women’s garments […]Read More Historic Garment District Museum of Kansas City
I recently found out about a tradition, from back in ye olde times, where women had to finish all of their spinning projects before Christmas (or hide in-progress projects), lest they be cursed by spirits with bad luck in the new year. They wouldn’t come back to their spindles or wheels until after the Feast […]Read More Happy Distaff Day!
The weekend before Thanksgiving is always a good one. You’re coming up on a short week, there’s Christmas music on the radio, and it’s always the Creative Hand Show and Sale in Old Town Shawnee. The show is put on by the Kansas City Fiber and Weaver Guilds. It features a ton of handmade items […]Read More Creative Hand
You know those places you can go to paint and drink wine with your friends? Have you ever wished they offered something like that with fiber arts? Well the National WWI Museum offered such an event last night! This free event was offered in conjunction with their Color of Memory exhibit (go if you’re able!), […]Read More Swig and Stitch
“Life’s a little bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.” – Judy Hopps, Zootopia You might have noticed a few changes going on around here! My good friend and coworker, Shea, designed a logo for me, and it inspired me to redesign the whole […]Read More A New Look
I do love to travel, but sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own home town. And if you think there’s nothing to do in Kansas City, you’re absolutely right. Feel free to skip this post. (Our town is the best kept secret, and I plan to keep it that way.) Word had […]Read More Color of Memory