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How TO Waterproof Fabric and canvass

The fall is here and here is a great  DIY recipe for creating water repellant  Cotton, Leather, Wood, Metal, etc #Surfacedesign #waterproffing 16oz (1LB) of Beeswax, 8oz Turpentine, And 8oz boiled Linseed oil or (neatsoil (cattle oil)) Mason jars or metal  container.. muffin tin (for bars) www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BAHx0KBpT4 First melt the Beeswax first completely, (stirring all the time, … Continue reading

5 Personal Measurements and shopping cheat sheat

Great Fit Start with Correct Measurements!

Most consumers do not know their correct body measurement. Fewer know how to use these in selecting clothing! Ladies what’s your full chest and under chest, what’s your waist, chest hip, your inseam! Measurement , one of the most  important bits of information in selecting  correct  sized clothing, is the bane of the fashion and apparel e-commerce … Continue reading

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Angelina is not the Dashiki nor is it an African Print

DUTCH  Wax Print is Authentic  African? Really? What part of that oxymoron makes one want to fight for this fabric. a colleague, Monique Nubia Sunshine Siders of Kush Designs commented on a FB post from which the image was screenshot. ” If you really do your research you will realize this is not true traditional African … Continue reading

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Reality Check – on Price Setting in The Local Custom Cottage Sector

There is no one answer as to how to set a price. like any other brand/business model it is intricately tied to how one execute and deliver and what the market can sustain.  The pricing structure for artisan, custom or commissioned products differ from those that are mass-produced. Both have development cost – it takes … Continue reading

50Gifts

Today I  celebrate to morrow I kick off  Exponent 50!  What if we can harness tthe power of FB or social media  Birthday  stream! There are very  few times people are all but guranteed to pay attention,  one is birthdays and with my  5oth,  I decided to find a way to make that  attention collateral COUNT … Continue reading