Autumn’s Wish List

by Autumn Lapour! 1. Fasturn My life was changed when it comes to making straps of any kind when Lupine showed me the magic of the Fasturn turning tools.  No more safety pins and too much time.  Turning a strap takes just a few seconds with the turning tools.  I just wish I had my own set at … Continued

Knitting Class Update for January

We have so enjoyed adding lovely knit goods to our class offerings at MD, and working with the team of awesome teachers at Close Knit has been nothing short of wonderful! We are however, continuing to expand our sewing offerings, so as we grow and make room and adjust our space, we have to send … Continued

Daniela’s Wish List

by Daniela Caine! 1. Seam gauge I didn’t even know that a nifty little thing like this existed! Let’s face it, hems are always the last step of a sewing project and by then I just want to get it done and wear my new creation. Usually I wing it and even though I can … Continued

Meredith’s Wish List

by Meredith Neal! 1. Babylock Imagine The first time I used the Imagine I knew it had to be mine. When I think about all the years I’ve threaded and rethreaded in frustration…it is honestly the easiest serger to use—threading, changing the needles, switching between a roll hem and an overlock. I could go on … Continued

eat.shop Portland

First off, you know Portland is unique. There are so many great restaurants, shops, galleries,  & art spots all over town. Each neighborhood is chock full. Why not venture out from your usual haunts and try something new. And what could be a better guide to the uniqueness of Portland local businesses than eat.shop. As … Continued

Sally’s Wish List

By Sally Hess! 1. Bernina 440QE As far as material THINGS go, I am pretty well covered. I have a family of wonderful women who also sew and who totally appreciate good tools. There really is nothing finer than sewing on a great machine (I have the Bernina 440QE and love it more than anything!) … Continued

Making a List

It’s the time of year for list-making; maybe for yourself or for the crafter in your life.  Here at MD we’re so lucky to have such a wonderful and knowledgable staff and group of teachers.  And what better way to compile your list of must-have work essentials than to get their top choices.  We’ll be … Continued

Alicia Paulson and Cupcakes

Friday, December 3rd from 5-6:30 we will join Alicia Paulson in celebrating her lovely new book Embroidery Companion. We have luscious samples from the book in the store that draw a lot of interest, and Friday evening we will have some cupcakes as well! Made by Alicia herself no less! You will be able to … Continued

Happy Holly DIY

Handmade in Portland and Supportland (as well as MD, Bolt, and other friends) have teamed up to offer a super fun and super easy opportunity for you to win big! As you love and patronize these DIY style businesses, and swipe your supportland card, you are automatically entered to win a prize pack with a … Continued