Knit Wit Magazine

A new biannual print magazine makes textiles and fiber art relevant and enticing

Young knitters, weavers and even hobbyists rejoice—no longer do you have to resort to dusty old library books or wade through the barrages of cutesy pink images on Pinterest to learn, share and discover new material related to handicrafts. Making textiles and fiber art relevant to younger generations is a new print-only magazine, Knit Wit. With combined experience at Bon Appétit, C magazine and FOAM, …

Folk Fibers Indigo Wholecloth Collection

Hand-quilted and nature-dyed quilts from Austin's Maura Ambrose

Maura Grace Ambrose is known chiefly as a sage of 21st-century quilting. From her home in Austin, Texas, the young Savannah College of Art and Design graduate hand-sews gorgeous, oversized quilts from scraps and new materials, injecting the traditional domestic craft with fresh life. Ambrose has just added a new series to the Folk Fibers portfolio with the indigo wholecloth collection, which uses dyes from …

Doug Johnston Rope Works

One-off woven wares formed from an ancient coiling technique

Once used for model-making, Doug Johnston‘s nimble fingers have found a new medium in recent years. The trained architect creates vessels, sculptures and wearable masks by stitching together sewing thread and braided cotton cord on his industrial-strength, vintage Singer zig-zag sewing machine, which he then hand forms into the uniquely curious shapes. Born in Texas, raised in Tulsa, OK and now based in Brooklyn, Johnston …