on Mar 24, 2015
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
BY Madison N Nunes
on Mar 19, 2015
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
on Mar 17, 2015
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
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 24, 2014
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
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 18, 2014
Fresh linens, minus the chemicals
Tips and Recipes For a Cleaner, Greener Wash
Walk the laundry aisle of your local supermarket, and you’ll see images of snow-capped mountains, vibrant lavender fields, and serene rivers. That’s way more appealing than what they’re concealing: toxic chemicals and dyed animal fats. Fortunately, we’ve got choices when we wash our clothes, and it’s damn easy to whip up homemade alternatives that clean well, don’t harm the environment (or your skin), and save you money. Read More