• Self Drafted Chambray Summer Dress

    July 1, 2014 Kate

    Holy happy this girl made a dress. It had been on my to-do list for a while to try drafting and sewing a summer dress. Since I hadn’t done this before, I kept it really simple. Honestly, I didn’t want to draft something too ambitious right out of the gate and then get down on…

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  • DIY Knitting Project Bag

    June 10, 2014 Kate

    I like to take my knitting with me so I can stitch a few rows whenever I can – in the car, on the subway, between class, in class (Ooops). I just need something simple and compact to throw into my bag, something preferably more inspiring than an old shopping bag. This dandy fits the…

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  • Monochrome Knit Pillow

    April 28, 2014 Kate

    I was the luckiest of ladies to be gifted with a former weavers gorgeous stash of wool recently. I’m talking huge cones of wool and bags and bags of beautiful rovings. Ya, the good stuff. Since the cones of wool are ideal for weaving and too course for apparel (although I’ve toyed with the idea…

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  • Americo Copito Medio Cowl

    January 20, 2014 Kate

    I knit Americo’s Lloydminster cowl using this yarn two years ago, and although I loved the texture and style I found it a bit too loose around the neck. I could pull it down around my shoulders and I wanted something that was tighter fitting so it wouldn’t be too bulky to wear with my winter…

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  • Tunisian Crochet Cowl

    January 14, 2014 Kate

    Kate:1 Winter:0 This is my first attempt at Tunisian crochet. I’d always assumed it was quite tedious but after seeing someone demo it at the Toronto Creativ Festival this past fall I decided to give it a go. Turns out it’s surprisingly easy and there’s such a beautiful array of stitch patterns you can do, I…

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  • How I Learned To Weave (With Grass!)

    October 16, 2013 Kate

    In honour of Throwback Thursdays (I really need a better title for this series) here’s a little something I discovered carefully pressed between an old sketch pad, woven by a 6-year-old Kate. In the summer my Mum and I would stay up north by the lake and I loved being outside. In fact, I actually refused to…

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  • Zippered Laptop Sleeve, Attempt 1

    August 29, 2013 Kate

    “Back to school. Back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool.” Sing it, Billy. Here’s my first attempt at a laptop sleeve, and the culprit who brought my Bernina to her knees flashing the warning “Main Motor Failed” in surrender. I bought this Marimekko oil cloth from The Finnish Place last…

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  • Simcoe Braided Headband by Good Night, Day

    August 21, 2013 Kate

    I discovered Good Night, Day through a friend on Kollabora and man, I got excited. It’s a Canadian knit label by Tara-Lynn Morrison that’s refreshingly modern, using minimalist knitting techniques and gorgeous fair trade wool. I ordered Volume 1 of her patterns deciding to take my needles to the Simcoe Braided Headband first. You know when…

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  • Knit Eyelet Crop

    August 9, 2013 Kate

    You know the whole ‘necessity breeds creativity’ thing? Well I ‘needed’ a summer knit crop and couldn’t find a pattern I liked (at least not in my price range), so I made one up on a post-it. Sounds like a respectable entry into pattern making, no? I wanted to combine the breezy style and fit…

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  • Sewing With Vinyl, A Marimekko Make-up Bag

    May 20, 2013 Kate

    Picking projects above your skill level? Guilty. I bought this Marimekko fabric from The Finnish Place a while back with the intention of sewing some cosmetics bags and perhaps a make-up brush roll with it. I absolutely love this classic print, it’s something that always makes me feel good to look at. (Yes, fabric has…

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