Monthly Archives: May 2021

A Close Look at Couching

Welcome back to another installment of “In the Studio …” I remember the day the world stopped: March 13th, 2020. Suddenly, the world was thrust in the middle of a tsunami of news, troubling reports and conflicting information about the seriousness and dangers of the Covid-19 virus. Read more in our Issue 55. Ana Buzzalino […]

The Seed and Your Personal Growth as a Quilter

Are you working to improve your quilting skills but just aren’t seeing results? Have you started new quilts and hit snags or difficulties and then given up only to add it to your pile of unfinished projects? Do you have a quilting goal for yourself, but it just seems out of reach? Read more in […]

Deep Rooted

In a country like Canada which is blessed with four very distinct seasons, nothing heralds the seasonal changes like the trees. They give us brilliant, acid greens in the e spring, heady maple reds and aspen yellows in the fall and stark, monochromatic, sculptural forms in the winter. I love them all! Read more in […]

Summer in the Forest

Trees are nature’s lungs each having its own unique shape and patterns. They play a big part in our lives and the ecosystem. They provide shelter, shade, food, and wood for our homes as well habitat for insects, birds, and animals. Their roots cling to the earth and the branches reach for the sky, moving […]

Bringing Trees into Knitting

There are many ways to depict trees in our knitting. Some are figurative and others are more representative. Almost every knitting tradition – from airy, open Estonian lace to dense Aran cables have tree or leaf designs. Gansey and Cornish knit-purl designs have numerous patterns for knit-purl conical trees. Aran knitting has cable designs that […]

The Importance of Stitch Markers

All knitters use knitting needles, determining their favourite from a choice of double points, straight needles and circular needles. There is also a decision to be made between wood, bamboo, plastic and metal needles. But not all knitters use stitch markers, even though these little loops can be very helpful. Stitch markers can be small […]