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Spring Education

I love spring. The other day Adam and I took a walk in our woods and saw 2 turkeys, 2 woodpeckers, 2 snakes, 1 hawk watching over the nest and numerous bugs, cardinals, robins and other small birds. It was amazing, Spring is also the time of year when I want to start new things. more »

Knit the Bridge

Knit the Bridge is a textile enthusiasts dream! Knit the Bridge is an awesome project that is working towards yarnbombing one of Pittsburgh’s infamous bridges (WOW!). From the Knit the Bridge website:   What is Knit the Bridge, Pittsburgh? Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that would bring the more »

Amber Coppings Designs Open House March 23

Studio Open House- 5258 Butler St, 2nd floor March 23, 2013; 11am-5pm; FREE A combination of Xmittens studio open house, clearance sale and a chance to preview textile art classes and new one-of-a-kind wearables! We’ll have coffee, tea and a selection of sweets on hand. Perfect place to stop before or after brunch at any more »

Works in Progress- March 2013

My new studio is glorious. The natural light is amazing. It has been really inspiring to have a place to give my creativity free reign. And what my creativity decided to do with itself in this new space is to go back to some of my sewing roots…applique. As I was packing to move my more »

Living Arrows Designs

Every year I pick a theme…usually it is something I want to work on inside myself, or meditate upon.   After much soul searching the phrase “Creative Arrow” came to mind.  I want to be a person that, for myself and others, creates a focused path to and with creativity.  With that in mind, I more »

My Story: Teacher’s Helpful Hints

For those of you who aspire to teach, or are visual artists without much teaching experience I recommend a few things in order for your class to run smoothly… 1) Edit down your ideas!  You need to have very specific things to accomplish in a class in order for your students and yourself to feel more »

Compost Fabric Dyeing Gallery 1

We’ve taken a break from our compost dyeing experiments for winter.  However, so many of the fabrics are so cool I wanted to make sure to post some images.  We will be picking up again at the GardenLab@510 in spring 2013!  

PLAY Parlour Fundraiser this Saturday November 3!

  The back of the space; showing most of the couches and chairs, as well as (from left to right) The Low Voltage (Skee) Lift, The Dueling Dart Boards, and The Inversion Monument Boardgame Arena: PLAY Parlour Hand-Built Games in a Cocktail-Lounge Atmosphere Is having an open-house/fundraiser party at it’s eventual location, 5258 Butler Street more »

Meet the Model: Becky Mauro

Meet Becky!  Becky and I have known each other for years- she is a super smart cookie and sweetheart.  Read more about her and her love for Xmittens (even in 90 degree heat!): How did you start modeling for me? I met Amber while working at The Shop at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. more »

Meet the Model: Gary Alan Jackson

  Hello everyone…meet Gary.  He is a new model for Xmittens, but an old soul and customer of mine.  He also graces the pretty awesome animated gif you can see throughout my website- thanks for being a generous hooper, Gary!  Read more about Gary below: *How did you start modeling for me? (what is your more »