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  Hey glampers! Julie Jackson here. I’ve been watching you, stitchin’ yer hearts out and sharin’ yer progress shots…it’s just so darlin’! I see some of you breezed right through the NOMOFOMO letters and some of you just got started—don’t give up! This ain’t no competition so enjoy the journey, baby. Here are a few progress photos from Instagram. Remember, everyone is different—you can change colors or use any material to make it your own. Some of you have asked about how to keep the back of your work looking neat. Read More
Welcome to week 2 of the #buststitchalong! We're working on this fantastic Broad City-inspired counted cross stitch project by Julie Jackson, to celebrate the updated release of her updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side. Last week we went over what supplies you needed and how to get'em. Today we're actually gonna start getting stitchy with it. But first, here's the chart: Click here to nab  the larger version of this, suitable for printing That's what we're going to be making. Read More
In this world we live in, there are wonderful crafts—the brilliantly executed, aesthetically pleasing DIYs we  long to get off of the internet to create ourselves with Popsicle sticks and hot glue guns  But for every amazing craft project, there is an ugly equivalent forged while someone was a bit tipsy on Cupcake wine.  Lucky Peach is no stranger to dualism: Bloggers Anna and Gabrielle have taken to celebrating  unfortunate  experiments with a monthly blog installation called "Deranged Crafts," in fact. Read More
To celebrate the release of Julie Jackson's updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side, we're going to be running a "stitchalong" here on BUST.com. And Julie's even designed a special pattern just for us. Cool, right? If you've never heard of a stitchalong, don't worry. Basically we will all be working on this sampler at the same time, and can share progress shots and ask questions (and have them answered) on the site. And since I'm the HSIC (Head Stitcher in Charge) here at BUST, I'll be leading this thang. Read More
A Japanese Tinting Technique That’ll Perk Up Your Linens The fabric-dye trend is everywhere right now; people are going crazy for tie-dyeing, immersion dyeing, natural dyeing, and of course, shibori. The last one is often mistaken as tie-dye, but it’s actually in a category of its own. Shibori is a Japanese method in which fabric is made into a three-dimensional form via binding, folding, twisting, stitching, plucking, and plaiting; then it’s dipped into indigo dye. Read More