Tool School Extra Credit Tutorial and Project Sheet
It's time for another Tool School Extra Credit with the Shibaguyz! This time, we used the Clover Quick Yo-Yo Maker to create a pillow top. As always, the video includes both a tutorial on how to use the product followed by a step-by-step project walk through.
We have to admit, we've not been big fans of the original method we were familiar with for making yo-yo projects. Between fussing to keep the fabric on the circular template and trying to make the stitches just so to make a perfect little yo-yo, we just couldn't bring ourselves to make more than a few. But, by locking the fabric in place and with guides for how to place the stitches, this little tool makes is so quick and easy… we got a little carried away making these while watching a movie one night. Yup… it's that simple with this clever little tool.
As freelance fiber artists, our teaching gigs and the resulting product sales account for a large portion of our income. With two events now canceled (and a possible third cancellation) as well as the early closure of our museum show, we are facing some uncertainty right now. In addition, a few of our clients have shut down their operations and “will not be processing invoices.”
During this time of uncertainty we come to you, our friends, neighbors, students, and fellow makers and crafters to help us out if you have the means. There are a couple of ways to do this:
Thank you for your help and understanding.
Shannon and Jason
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