Monthly Archives: January 2016

In the Loop – Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon

Standing Tall by Marlene Bartlett
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the grain elevator project Grain Elevators: Vanishing Prairie Landmarks Our club, the Heritage Rug Hookers of Saskatoon, is made up of a diverse group of women of all ages and professions. We come together due to our shared passion for traditional rug hooking. Historically, in Canada, rug hooking served both practical […]

In the Loop – Saskatchewan Stitches Conference

Saskatchewan Stitches Conference members

The 8th Annual Saskatchewan Stitches Conference was held at the St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, Saskatchewan from May 29 – June 6, 2010. The Conference is organized each year by the Haus of Stitches under the direction of Wendy Toye, owner. It offers creative classes with internationally renowned fibre and needle work artists and attracts […]

In the Loop – Gitta’s Getaway

Workshop with Kathrin Ellison
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] On a beautiful weekend in April 2010, Gitta’s held their first stitching Getaway at the luxurious Waterside Inn in Port Credit, Ontario. Gitta’s Getaway, as the name implies, was a weekend of friendship, relaxation, and stitching. The stitchers, some local and some from as far away as Montreal and Ottawa, were […]

Is it a bowl? Is it a pouch? It can be both!

sewing accessories pouch
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Ask anyone who sews or knits, there are always small, but vital tools of the trade that go missing under the couch, beneath the cushions, or they simply roll away, never to be seen again. This project aims to tidy and corral those little essentials in two ways, at home or […]

In the Loop – CreativFestival Catwalk 2010

Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology students 2011
[columns] [span3] Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology   [/span3] [span3] George Brown College   [/span3] [span3] Georgian College   [/span3] [span3] Seneca College   [/span3][/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 […]

Beaded “Pysanky” Eggs

[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] “Pysanky”, batik-style Easter eggs, are inherently Ukrainian. Purists shudder at the beaded “pysanka’s” very existence. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on. Some artists have the nerve to use beads to decorate eggs instead of ‘writing’ them with a stylus and beeswax […]