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[For Paid Members] Everything you ever wanted to know about cotton for knitting, spinning, crochet and weaving, plus an introduction to linen and hemp. Part of Master Spinner Michelle Boyd’s series of deep dives into fibre characteristics.
[For Paid Members] The second of a two-part interview with Joanna Dermenjian, who is researching the history of Canadian Red Cross WWII-era Comfort Quilts, and telling the stories of the quilts and their makers.
[For Paid Members] Everything you ever wanted to know about a variety of so-called “luxury” fibres: alpaca, llama, mohair, cashmere, qiviut, and angora. Part of master spinner Michelle Boyd’s series of deep dives into fibre characteristics.
Highlights from the archives:
- TapRoot Fibre Lab: Farming Flax for a Sustainable Fashion Future
- This Canadian Company Changes Lives, One Square Knitting Needle at a Time
- About the Campaign for Wool’s Wool Plan in Canada
Inclusion and Representation
- “We deserve to be seen for who we are” – Why Inclusive Design Is So Important – Zoe Desborough
- Nous méritons d’être vu.e.s pour qui nous sommes et l’importance du design inclusif – Zoe Desborough
- Kim McBrien Evans on New Representative Sizing Standards
- Inclusive Sizing Resources
- Knitting with a Disability: How I Adapted So I Can Enjoy the Craft I Love
- Washing Day: How To Wash Woollens So Moths Stay Away
- On Becoming a Zero-Waste Textile Artist
- Patchwork: The Circular Craft
Mending by Holli Yeoh and Willa Bradshaw
- Visible Mending: How to Sew a Broken Backstitch
- How to Mend Socks, Part One: Swiss Darning
- How to Mend Socks, Part Two: Stocking Darning
- How to Mend Socks, Part Three: Scottish Darning
- How to Repair 7 Kinds of Snags in Knitted Fabric
Yarn Knowledge & Spinning by Michelle Boyd
Natural Dyeing by Caitlin ffrench
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