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I’m a huge fan of girly feminist embroidery projects. I even make some myself. That’s why when I stumbled upon Mo Morgan’s sassy but honest embroideries, I absolutely fell in love. I have a soft spot for embroidery activism. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition between the quaint, dainty art-form (with its stitched-in associations to the domestic housewife) and the bloodthirsty history of the women’s movement. The rich history behind ... Read More
 Are you a fantastic sewer, sewist, or seamstress on your nights and weekends? Would you rather spend 100 hours making a dress than 100 bucks buying one? Do you constantly rip apart your thrift store finds and turn them into your own unique fashion statements?  Have you created wedding dresses for friends, pants for yourself, or even costumes for Comic-Con? If so, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your skills...on TV! The Sewing Bee, an ... Read More
  Macramé has been associated with all sorts of unsavory ’70s grossness in the past, but lately it has come back into vogue with a vengeance. Not just the product of too much time (and weed) on your hands, macramé is a rad, relaxing activity, and this plant hanger is a perfect way to show off the craft. The modern way to macramé is by using neon cords instead of earth-toned yarn, and by accenting it with hex nuts and washers, ... Read More
  Melissa Zexter’s photographs are unlike any you’ve ever seen. Marrying photography and embroidery, she hand-stitches illustrations over her intimate portraits of women and children. In each image, she heightens the drama of quiet moments of reflection with explosive patterns and bursts of color. With an interest in exploring representations of femininity, Zexter enters a beautiful and imaginative world all her own.    To this day, ... Read More
  Whether you’re punk rocker chick or a magical fairy princess, or anywhere in between, New York Couture has something just for you. Founder Cassie Kogler’s one-of-a-kind items are the perfect blend of fantasy and practicality, of sophistication and play. Internationally recognized for her unique fashions, Kogler offers clothing experiences like none other, and we could not be prouder to feature New York Couture as one of our vendors at this ... Read More
Can you feel that spookiness in the air? Do you have "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" on repeat right now? Are you potentially drinking something pumpkin flavored?! That's because it's almost Halloween, nerds! We just dished a bunch of feminist costume ideas last week, but my new favorite website (because costume parties are year-round, right?) "Take Back Halloween" will bring your costume game to a whole new level. Each idea features a badass/historical/legendary dame and ... Read More
 It's no secret that we're crazy about crafting here at BUST. (I mean, duh.) This spring, we had the chance to attend the first-ever Brooklyn Craft Camp, and we're psyched to go back on October 5th for a day of modern DIY classes, food, music, nails, booze, and more! From 10 AM to 7 PM, campers will take in four 90-minute craft classes (taught by some of our favorite crafty ladies!), a keynote chat with Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY, a gourmet bento box ... Read More
There are few things I love more than household items that have the capacity to arouse confusion and discomfort in unsuspecting guests (taxidermy animals and memorial pet portraits, anyone?). Which is why the bizarre intergalactic creatures of MadKnits bring me immense joy. Born from the creative mind and talented hand of Kaitlin Juarez, these fabric monsters hail from Providence, RI. They are hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, and expertly detailed. MadKnits are ... Read More
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good. One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and ... Read More
Holy knit! The Andy Warhol Bridge is covered in beautiful yarn! This past weekend, more than 1,800 volunteer knitters covered Pittsburgh, PA’s Warhol Bridge in 580 blanket-sized panels of yarn. In total, volunteers used up about 3,000 feet in vibrant yarn, which feature an array of colorful designs. The hand-knit panels cover the pedestrian walkway of the downtown Pittsburgh bridge and larger knit panels cover the bridge’s towers.A few of the panels ... Read More
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