About Haley Pierson-Cox

The Zen of Making is a DIY and craft blog written by Haley Pierson-Cox, a technical craft writing and tutorial-obsessed book nerd who is also a staff writer at CRAFT Magazine, a review contributor at Craft Test Dummies, and a co-host of the monthly #CraftSocial Twitter chat.

Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights

Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

As an especially neurotic sewer, when it comes to my studio, there’s no such thing as too many pattern weights. So, to satisfy my paper-wrangling needs—and to avoid spending ridiculous … Continue reading

Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case

Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case | The Zen of Making

When it comes to cross-stitch and embroidery, I’ve always been drawn to geometric and repeating patterns, especially those found in styles like laid work and blackwork. I love how, when … Continue reading