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Riches in the Niches

A couple years ago, I traveled to Denver for a Craftsy Instructor Summit. I met AAAAAAAAAAAmazing people, plenty of them. But one in particular stands

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DIY Upholstery Sawhorses

Working on furniture is much easier when you have sawhorses that are appropriately designed for the task –Today, we’re going to show you how to

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In praise of (self) teaching

I once saw “creativity” explained in neurological terms as the ability to take new information and rapidly connect it existing information. This, in a nutshell,

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There are Always Flowers

I’ve been reflecting lately on the phenomena of depression era furniture. It’s one of my favorite time periods in American upholstery, actually – I love

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The value of a secret

I read a great book last fall called, “The Best Team Wins” One idea that really resonated for me was this: in the modern age,

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Who’s Having a Wobble?!

I learned a wonderful phrase last week from Louise Cornick over at Upholstery Education: Having a Wobble. Various dictionaries define “Wobble” as “to teeter or

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Building a Better Tomorrow

Last week, I listened to an episode of 99% Invisible on “social infrastructure” (Listen to it here: Episode 346 – Palaces for the People) Social

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