Monthly Archives: July 2015

Introducing Virginie Rochetti: Embroiderer First Person Singular

Politics 2012
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis Virginie Rochetti was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, and lives in Paris – by profession a stage designer, by passion an embroiderer. I saw her Tapestry of Bagnolet and met her in person the opening weekend of the Kaunas Textile Biennale in Lithuania in September 2011. […]

In the Loop – CreativFestival Catwalk Fall 2011

George Brown College catwalk model 2011
[columns] [span4]   [/span4][span4]   [/span4][span4]   [/span4][/columns] The Challenge In honour of the Royal Wedding the teams were challenged to fascinate us! When choosing her wedding dress, Kate Middleton was inspired by her favourite 1950s style icon, Grace Kelly. Each team had to choose their own style icon as their inspiration and design a […]

Artist Profile – Marylin Gardiner

Marilyn Gardiner
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] In February 2000, as new retirees, my husband and I were enticed by old friends to rent their space at an RV Resort in Tucson, Arizona. I noticed that the papers were full of articles about gem and mineral shows, which sounded like a lovely day’s entertainment! We visited the […]

Lucky Charm Bookmark

Lucky Charm Bookmark
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] In this edition of ANPTmag, it is with great excitement to explore with you this distinctive type of Belarusan stitching technique called ‘Wicker Stitch’. I’m still in the process of discovering more about this ancient yet very popular technique adapted from the original pattern taken from my own piece of garment, […]

I Love Frogs

I Love Frogs

Designer Jo Gatenby has been amazed, over the years, by the things people collect! Turtles, unicorns, dragonflies…and yes, frogs! So there may be more charts like this one coming in the future, because once she does something for one group of collectors the others inevitably say “Hey, wait a minute…” And since this seemed like […]