One of the coolest things about being a pattern designer is gathering inspiration. Take a look at what’s got my wheels turning this year.
Stuck in a rut? Feel like looking at pretty pictures of yarn stuff? You've come to the right place!
A look back on 11 years of Hands Occupied, and a look ahead at what’s to come.
Let’s take a look at how my recent obsession with professional wrestling resulted in a wooly reimagining of the WWE’s Universal Championship title belt, just in time for Wrestlemania. I share how I took this project from a grief-induced grain of inspiration and crafted a fully functional belt combining basic embroidery and punch needle rug hooking.
Check out some festive finds for the 2020 making season!
I recently realized that taking on a larger, challenging project as well as a fun one might help me cope with the rest of this, uh, wild year.
Stop (or start?) the presses! My first book, Latch Hook: 12 Projects for the Modern Maker, is now available. Learn where to get your hands on a copy to infuse your yarn crafting with a bit of JOY!
The new Hands Occupied YouTube Channel is live! Check out the first videos, subscribe, and help me decide what tutorials to make next.
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s been TEN years since the first blog post went live on Hands Occupied. Read a little about the Hands Occupied timeline, the latest Latch Hook book news, and some surprise updates coming later this week!
We are approaching the end of summer! With that comes a renewed interest in what to make as temperatures begin to fall. If you’re looking for projects to transition your making from warm to cool weather, here are a few colorful new ideas from around the internet. :)