Help a penguin out and knit him a sweater

By Amy Lyn Kench I simply adore penguins. If I could have one as a pet, I totally would. So,when I saw this request by The Penguin Foundation for tiny pullover sweaters, I just had to do a little write up about it. I’m not a knitter, but this really makes me want to learn…

How to Create a Tessellation Quilt

A tessellation is like a puzzle where the same shape is repeated to cover a surface, with no gaps and no overlays. Many tessellations are simple shapes like triangles, squares and hexagons, but some more difficult versions take the form of animals like birds, fish, and frogs. M.C. Escher was the master of tessellations. My…

How To: Faux Batik Using Washable Glue

I had tried to make my own batik fabric years ago using the traditional hot wax and dye method. Let’s just say (ouch) it wasn’t pretty. This glue method does take a bit more time with having to wait for the glue to dry, but it’s safe for any age to give it a try….