About Us

Digits & Threads is an independent, member-supported online magazine about Canadian fibre and textile arts, crafts and industry, published by Nine Ten Publications.

From the growing or raising of fibre, to its processing, to the crafters and artisans who work with it, to the objects we create and why and how, to what happens to those objects when we discard them, we are desperately excited to explore it all, and to do so with you.

We publish on a rolling basis, three to four times a month.

Do you have to be Canadian to enjoy what we do? Absolutely not. Fibre and textile arts have rich local histories and contemporary practices throughout the world. We love learning about them all, and we suspect you do, too. We hope you will enjoy exploring what’s being made in Canada by folks across this vast land – both those whose ancestors have been here all along and those who came during or after colonization.

Digits & Threads is supported by our paying members. It’s like a subscription, but it’s a little different, too. We like to hear from our members and we’re counting on you to let us know what you love, what you want to learn about and make, and what you think we can do better.

Some content will always be available to free members, but much will be exclusive to our paying members.

Values Statement

We are committed to and guided by a commitment to accessibility, inclusivity, diversity, environmental sustainability, and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. We believe in fostering sustainable business practices; nurturing strong relationships with our members, readers and community; and practicing radical transparency.

Who We Are

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Kate Atherley

Co-Founder & Editorial Director

Kate is an internationally known knitting teacher, designer, author and editor. She has published nine books, and her focus in all her work is the empowerment of knitters, illuminating both the methods and mechanics of the craft. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, professional experience in software development, technical writing and usability, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She also works as an editor and technical editor, helping other designers and authors bring their work into the world. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their rescue dog Winnie.

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Kim Werker

Co-Founder & Publisher

Kim is an editor, author, instructor and speaker. Over her sixteen-year career in crafts she has written seven books; founded, run and eventually sold an online crochet magazine and community; served as editor of Interweave Crochet; and spoken and taught at conferences across North America. Through her Mighty Ugly project, she helps people slay their creative demons and have more fun making stuff. Working in craft-focused editorial is her professional dream, with values of sustainability, equity, inclusion and diversity at the centre of her work. Kim lives in Vancouver, where she is writing her first novel, exploring natural pigments she forages around her neighbourhood and at her family’s rural hay farm, and trying to motivate herself to tidy up her home office.

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Selina Ye

Marketing Intern

Selina is a fresh university grad with a background in physiology and an endless curiosity for all things crafty and creative. She is fascinated by user experience design, digital publishing, and the wonderful things we can make with our hands (food, sweaters, pottery, you name it!). When she is not juggling classes and work, she is either journaling to her favorite Spotify playlists, exploring her local neighbourhood with her film camera, or, more recently, tinkering around on her computer in an attempt to teach herself how to edit videos and produce music. She lives on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish people.

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Digits & Threads is a member of the Magazine Association of BC.

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