• Patterns & Textures #2

    August 4, 2015 Kate

    Patterns & Texture is a photo series featuring textile inspiration I find in nature and daily life. My parents driveway, Ontario   Collingwood, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario   Whistler, British Columbia

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  • Updated Embroidered Knit Pillow

    July 27, 2015 Kate

    A year or so ago I was messing around with the idea of a knit pillow and came up with this. I was really happy with how the concept turned out, embroidered knits, but it hasn’t proved as functional as I would like. The yarn I used was quite scratchy, I didn’t anchor down the embroidery…

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  • Intro to Spinning Workshop at The Knit Cafe

    May 23, 2015 Kate

    A few months back I took a drop spindle (introductory spinning) class at The Knit Cafe in Toronto. Majorly worth it. For anyone interested in spinning and in the Toronto area I wanted to share my experience. I got into the idea of spinning my own yarn a couple years ago when a family friend passed on to me…

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  • BC Ceramics – Haejin Lee Mug

    April 12, 2015 Kate

    In our quick trip to Vancouver last month I made sure to scout out a few craft shops. I went to the obvious spots on Granville Island (Crafthouse and Circle Craft) and just wandered around from there. Whenever I travel (even if it’s only a few hours away) I’m always interested in what the craft community looks like.…

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  • Silk Weaving Studio Vancouver

    April 1, 2015 Kate

    I came home from Vancouver last week and man, the West Coast life is something else. My Boyfriend and I turned to each other more than once with the so-what-would-it-take-to-move-out-here look. The ocean, the air, the trees, the cherry blossoms, the abundance of wheat free foods… I digress. There’s a few places and spaces I…

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  • Yarn Shopping in the 1970s

    November 28, 2014 Kate

    When a dear family friend passed on her loom to me (!!!) she also gave me a binder of her weaving notes. Notes from the classes she had taken, swatches of various styles, and tucked in the back were these sheets of yarn samples. It looks like a catalogue of yarns and other supplies you…

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  • Woven Wall Hanging with Birch Branch

    November 25, 2014 Kate

    The fun begins when you stop treating weaving as strictly back and forth and start looking at it as a grid that can be worked in any direction. Twisting, knotting, wrapping – if you can think it, try it! I made a wall hanging a while back that I wasn’t totally happy with (blogged here),…

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  • Updated Tunisian Crochet Neck Warmer

    November 19, 2014 Kate

    Here we have my second attempt at a Tunisian crochet neck warmer. The first one I made last year turned out more like a balaclava (Oops), and while functional it didn’t feel right. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! I ripped it out and cast on fewer stitches this time, making it looser and shorter. It came…

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  • My Nana’s Sewing Supplies

    November 15, 2014 Kate

    A peak at a few of my Nana’s sewing supplies I have with me in the city. I still use and absolutely treasure that little metal pin case, but thankfully a serger has replaced the pinking sheers. Why are good pressing hams so difficult to find now? That and weighted o-rings. If anyone knows where…

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  • Knit Mens Neck Warmer

    November 12, 2014 Kate

    Alright, here it is, proof that I’m not a completely selfish knitter. Check out the neck warmer on this handsome man. Or just check out this handsome man… Maybe I’m just a selfish knitter because I find knitting for other people stressful. What if it doesn’t fit? What if they don’t like it? What if…

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