• Wool, Fabric of History – National Geographic 1988

    March 17, 2016 Kate

    Look what I found. Well, what my sister found. Her neighbour was moving (or downsizing) and she snagged his National Geographic collection. Boxes and boxes of issues dating back to the early 1950s. She kept a selection and passed the rest onto my Step Dad, who very nicely picked out a few issues he thought I’d be…

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  • A (Not Embarrassing) Grandma Made Sweater

    March 3, 2016 Kate

    Well, this isn’t embarrassing at all — is it? No cats, no boring beiges. None of the things that come to mind when you think of Grandmother made sweaters. It’s really, truly, wearable. I mean, maybe not everyday wearable (it’s pretty heavy and real-deal-wool-scratchy, one of those sweaters you wear in place of a jacket) but the design…

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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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  • A Woven Wall Hanging, Unfinished

    August 24, 2014 Kate

    Well. I don’t love it. In keeping with my intention to blog honestly, I’ve got to admit this is not turning out as I’d hoped. I had this concept built up in my head and I expected it to feel so good when I finished, but here I am cross-legged on the floor staring at…

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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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  • Effiloché Fabric Shop Montreal

    August 1, 2013 Kate

    I’m a sucker for any craft shop that caters to more than one activity (read addiction). Sewing and cross stitch, pottery and knitting, knitting and tea drinking, that sort of thing. While in Montreal recently I stumbled across this gem, Effiloché. They carry an overwhelming assortment of fabric, sewing supplies, knitting supplies, crochet supplies, patterns…

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