Monthly Archives: February 2016

Charming Tatted Bookmark

Charming Tatted Bookmark
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [span6] [/span6] [span6] [/span6] [/span8][/columns] Back in 2009, I participated in a bookmark exchange with the online tatting group, In Tatters. I wanted to do something unique for my partner, so I looked through many books and patterns online and found an edging in the book Tatting Patterns by the staff of […]

Tandem: the present and the past together – part 2

Beaded ritual object front view
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis J. Penney Burton is an independent curator, artist, and writer with an M.A. in Fine Arts from Concordia University who specializes in contemporary Canadian fibre art and artists. She has presented papers on Canadian Textiles and Fibre practitioners at national (Neocraft in Halifax 2007) and […]

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Mother’s Day wallhanging
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Every once in a while a designer gets an idea that takes on a life of its own. It was like that for me when I came up with my FAVOURITE THINGS idea. There were so many ways to go – seasons, holidays, hobbies, animals…this could be the never-ending series! While […]

Woolly Canadian Mementoes for Pan/Parapan Am Games 2015

Pan Am Games 2015 hooked rug 1
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) members have been busy making rugs for each of the 41 countries participating in the Pan/Parapan Am Games in Toronto this summer. It was a news article about the 2000 Pan Am Games, where the Native Women of Manitoba and Saskatchewan had sewn ‘Star […]

Chair Necessaire in 4 Parts

Chair Neccessaire

Stitching is more enjoyable when you have good tools that are close at hand. Have you lost your scissors in the chair or borrowed your child’s ruler when you needed to measure? Luckily, a solution is at hand with Kathrin Ellison’s chatelaine that includes a scissor fob, needle case and “biscornu” pin cushion. The best […]