Author: Digits & Threads

Common Threads: Volume 8, October 2021

A round-up of goings-on in fibre and textile arts and crafts across Canada this month, featuring a curated online marketplace of Canadian-made crafts (only on for a few more days!), an exhibition about the role of mentorship in Coast Salish weaving, a craft library in Nova Scotia, and more.

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Read The Digits & Threads 2020-2021 Membership Report

Digits & Threads launched on October 28, 2020. One of our core values as a member-supported company is transparency. It’s important to us that we tell our members about the impact of their membership. We are excited to invite you to read our 2020-2021 Membership Report. You can download a PDF copy or read the web version—both are available right here.

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Help Us Make a Shopping Guide Featuring Your Favourite Canadian Craft Shops and Suppliers!

Calling all Canadian fibre or textile makers, artists, and crafters far and wide! Do you have a locally based or online shop, supplier, service, gallery or museum that you love to support and go to for all your fibre and textile needs? We’re compiling a gift shopping guide for Canadian fibre and textile makers, and we would love to include all of your favourite shops so others can enjoy them as much as you do (and so crafters can send their loved ones to exactly the right place for gifts!).

Please take a couple of minutes to share your favourites with us!

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We Want to Hear from You, Canadian Fibre & Textile Businesses!

We’ve realized that by refusing to have any ads in Digits & Threads, we’re refusing to open our platform up to other Canadian fibre and textile businesses, and that means we’re refusing to help our readers and members discover new businesses they might love to support. So we’re exploring our options. If you own or run a Canadian fibre or textile-related business of any kind, please fill out this short survey. Thank you!

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[ENDED] Special Offer: Get 3 Sock-Mending Tutorials with Armchair Membership!

We’re so excited about the third and final installment in Holli Yeoh’s series of sock-mending tutorials that we decided to offer the series as a bonus to Armchair Members for a limited time! Usually, our patterns and tutorials are exclusive to Studio Members, so this is a rare opportunity for Armchair Members to enjoy some making with us in addition to lots of reading. Find all the details here!

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[Recording] Studio Hours, August 2021: Michelle Boyd on Suspended Spinning with Spindles

“Spinning is all about potential.” Our August Studio Hours featured special guest Michelle Boyd, who joined us from Olds, Alberta, for a spindle spinning demo and discussion about her twenty-five-year obsession with making yarn. Here’s a recording of the session for Founding and Studio Members. If you aren’t yet a Studio Member, join or upgrade today to enjoy the video, and to receive your invitation to monthly virtual Studio Hours!

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