Kinesio Taping May Be Mildly Effective
You've probably noticed more runners the last few years with colorful tape running up their legs. This elastic sports tape--often called Kinesio tape, although Kinesio is one of many brands--is designed to lift the skin and allow better blood flow, which is said to increase muscular performance and allow better mobility in injured areas. Does it work?
Stitch Play: Casalguidi Stitch - or Really Raised Stem Stitch!
Casalguidi is an embroidery technique, rather than just a stitch. It consists of very heavy raised stem stitch worked in curves, lines, squiggles, or what-have-you (whatever the design dictates), usually with a lighter background of pulled thread stitching. Casalguidi is usually a whitework embroide
Summer Road Trip Projects!
With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, our minds have turned to the great, time-honored tradition of the road trip! The cooler might leak and the kids might complain, but the sense of freedom and adventure you get from hitting the open road is truly one of the season's great pleasures. Of course, car time is also craft time! And so in preparation for summer travel, we’ve collected our most road trip-friendly projects, from quick and colorful crocheted trivets to breezy hand sewn…