Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mystery Project Part 1

mystery project part 1

Carolyn Mitchell has devoted the past thirty-five years to sharing her love of textiles, thread and creative stitchery with all those she meets. A National Standard Council of American Embroiderers (NSCAE) certified teacher and talented designer, Carolyn has also owned and run a very popular needlework store, Mrs. Twitchett’s Eye, opening in 1988 in Whitehorse, […]

Breaking Ground, the Hogg’s Hollow Disaster, 1960

Laurie Swim

In the fall of 1998, shortly after moving back to Toronto, I was invited to a programming meeting for Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts at the Steelworkers Hall in downtown Toronto. It was there that I first heard about the disaster that happened at Hogg’s Hollow in 1960 and how it changed […]

BATIK…from the island of the gods, fabric to free the spirit!

Vicky manipulates batik design layout
[columns] [span4]   [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] Good to Know part 1 of 2 specifically chose Bali, ‘the island of the gods’, as a vacation destination because of the fabulous batik fabric that is produced there. It was February 1999 and my search for rayon batik fabric led me to Benny and Frida, who, with their two […]


fabric interfacing 2
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] Couture Corner Interfacing is an essential part of garment construction. Using the correct type of interfacing in the right areas of the garment makes all the difference in the finished look of a garment. Why interface fashion fabric? to reinforce, shape, support, define, control, and form to add body, stability, crispness […]

Postcards from Quilts Kingston

quilt appraiser Rosalie Tennison
[columns] [span4]   [/span4][span4]   [/span4][span4]   [/span4][/columns] the guilded edge Hello from Quilts Kingston 2008. We wish you could have joined us for three fabulous days of fun and inspiration May 23rd to 25th at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston Ontario. As you can see from the postcards, the Limestone Quilters’ Guild and […]

Groovy Girl Jeans

Groovy Girl Jeans
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] There’s only one word that describes Linda Hall’s jeans and that word is “groovy”! Wearing a pair created by this Oshawa, Ontario, designer has to make one feel like listening to the Beatles or going barefoot in a park. These “shades of the 1960s” embellished pants are as much fun to […]

The Knitting Nimrod Collective

[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] The Knitting Nimrod Collective is overflowing with wonderful, colourful yarns, many of which can be seen in finished samples to inspire you. It fills a spacious 1,800 square foot loft in an operating, family-owned hat factory overlooking the Moira River in downtown Belleville. The Collective serves as a gathering point […]