Author: Digits & Threads

On This July 1st

For many months, we had planned to kick off our summer sale today, full of Canadian spirit. This year, however, we are not celebrating Canada Day, individually or as a company. Rather, we are inclined to follow the demands of Indigenous people and Peoples for reconciliation on July 1st, and every day of the year. As a pair of immigrants, we are keenly aware that we are settlers on this land. We accept and bear the responsibility to learn the truth of what our country did to Indigenous people and about the harms we continue to do, and from knowing that truth to commit to do the work to make things right.

Our summer sale is coming, but not today. On this July 1st, we are watching and listening; we are learning.

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People Like Frank and Other Stories From the Edge of Normal, by Jenn Ashton [Book Excerpt]

Jenn Ashton’s short story collection, “People Like Frank and Other Stories From the Edge of Normal,” begins with a knitting-focused tale called “Nest,” the award-winning first line of which is sure to convince you to read on. Publisher Tidewater Press has generously offered Digits & Threads readers a discount on the book. Click through to enjoy!

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[Recording] Studio Hours, June 2021: Crochet, and Show & Tell

Studio Members, if you were unable to attend our June Studio Hours, we’ve posted a recording. Kim gave one of her signature talks about crochet – and how to achieve a wonderful fabric for garments – and we had a lively show-and-tell! If you aren’t yet a Studio Member, join or upgrade so you can join us for Studio Hours in July! Find all the info at digitsandthreads.ca.

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Common Threads: Volume 4, May 2021

From needle-felted and crocheted dolls of Yukon’s rising-star bhangra dancer Gurdeep Pandher, to a quilt made from non-medical masks, to Anishinaabe bead artist Nico Williams’s new Toronto sculpture, and more, enjoy these snippets of what’s going on in fibre and textiles across Canada.

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