Miley Cyrus Uses Her Crafting Skills to Make a Majestic 5-Foot Bong

For weeks, incessant, confusing crafting has been the scourge of Miley Cyrus's Instagram feed. Turns out, it's all been warm up to a glorious final project: a 5-foot tall bong that Mme. Cyrus working toward all along. » 8/18/14 12:20pm 8/18/14 12:20pm

Knitting Is Healthy for Your Brain

Several different studies support that knitting—and crafting in general—serves as a natural anti-depressant, helps ease anxiety and stress, can protect your brain from aging and has the effects as meditation. » 3/25/14 11:45am 3/25/14 11:45am

Like Your Racist Aunt, Hobby Lobby Loves Crafts, Isn't Wild About Jews

We already know that ric-rac n' hot glue purveyor Hobby Lobby is totally not down with its female employees using birth control because Jesus Is Watching You Fuck. But here's another reason to not buy your crafting supplies there: they're also not wild about Jews. Hobby Lobby: basically, your anti-Semitic,… » 10/03/13 5:40pm 10/03/13 5:40pm

Knit a Uterus to Donate to a Congressman in Need

Remember when we decided that Rick Santorum needed a uterus of his very own so he'd leave ours alone? Well, now there's a similar idea being proposed for the members of Congress across this great land who seem so insistent on getting all up in our lady parts since they're jealous they don't have any of their own. So… » 3/19/12 11:50am 3/19/12 11:50am

The Gift Guide For Crafters

Here's our how-to guide for shopping for how-to enthusiasts. Have your crafty friends make their own damn presents using supplies, kits, organizers, and books that make perfect presents for DIY-ers. » 12/21/10 4:00pm 12/21/10 4:00pm

Handmade's Tale: Documentary Charts Rise Of The Crafting Mafia

Whether you regard the DIY crafting revolution as fun, empowering, radical, frivolous, an act of reclamation, an important response to consumerism, harmful to feminism, or merely cool, Faythe Levine's new documentary Handmade Nation will propel the conversation. » 6/19/09 7:00pm 6/19/09 7:00pm


Check out these meta twitter cross-stitch samplers from Julie Zidel, who, subversively, manages to stretch 140 characters into (one imagines) several hours of hard labor. [MediaBistro] » 6/01/09 6:40pm 6/01/09 6:40pm