As with everything Kathy Cano-Murillo does, totally worth checking out: Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing: Fabu-Low-Sew Ideas for the Everyday Crafter.

Check out the WhipUp 2009 Calendar, which features artwork from 13 artists whose work has appeared on the excellent, inspiring, always crafty website. Something definitely worth adding to your holiday gift/wish list.

Here are the artists featured in the calendar:

Cover: Sandra Monat.
January: Jodie Carlton.
February: Abby Glassenberg.
March: Alice Merlino.
April: Mimi Kirchner.
May: Helle Jorgensen.
June: Neta Amir.
July: Aprill Newman.
August: Kimberly Scola.
September: Emily Moss.
October: Shula Hampson.
November: Pimp Stitch.
December: Jared Flood.

Very exciting book news: Knitting For Good, written by Craftivism’s Betsy Greer, is now available. The book explores the ways in which crafting serves as a platform for personal expression, building community, and activism. More on the book later, just wanted to post up a quick announcement that the book is in bookstores now.

More ThreadBanger episodes at

More episodes at ThreadBanger.

The Renegade Craft Fair is this weekend — June 14 and 15 — at McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Over 200 artists will be showcasing their work. Be sure to seek out Heather Menicucci’s booth, as she will be launching her new project at the fair — 1 Bite 7 Days, a short documentary and food adventure.

Another excellent how-to video from artist Rosa Murillo — How to use epoxy resin in a collage. Note: the fantastic music featured in the video is from mulit-talented artist Summer Pierre.

SXSW Day 1 — What is SXSW?

SXSW Day 2 — Slack Dress.

SXSW Day 3 — Beautiful Losers.

SXSW Day 4 — Music, VeggiBus, Peter and the Wolf.

And the final segment, featuring the fabulous Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club:

Great site and limited edition zine dedicated to creating with your craft project leftovers — Craft Leftovers. New patterns designed specifically for your leftovers are posted to the site every Saturday. And be sure to check out the Craft Leftovers flickr group as well. (Found via the excellent Craftypod.)

It’s now available and it looks great — fantastic line-up of project articles and how-tos.

Release parties in various cities for the new issue will be happening on March 9. More details here.