Author: Digits & Threads

[Watch] Rathtrevor Socks Knit-Along Session 2 Recording

If the idea of an hour spent talking about sock heels makes your eyes go wide, you’re going to love watching the recording from our second Rathtrevor Socks Knit-Along hangout. Heel shapes, heel reinforcement, heel types, heel turns, picking up heel stitches—it’s all in here, with great tips, info on sock and foot size and measurement, and lots of laughter (plus a discount code if you’ve been waiting for one…).

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Iterations, by Julie Rosvall: Video Tour

In this short video, artist Julie Rosvall takes us on a tour of her exhibition, Iterations, at Harvest Gallery in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time of publication, the gallery is closed to the public. Here, Julie shares the history behind several key pieces, and explains her process for creating them.

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Watch: Rathtrevor Socks Knit-Along Session 1 Recording

The first of three live sessions for the Rathtrevor Socks Knit-Along was a spirited conversation about sock yarns, hosted by designer (and our editorial director) Kate Atherley with special guest Catherine Knutsson of The Small Bird Workshop, maker of the Barn Swallow sock yarn featured in the pattern. Watch for tips about choosing great sock yarns, how to avoid ladders between your needles when you knit in the round, and so much more. Indeed, the chat was so spirited, we forgot to mention the special coupon we’ve created to celebrate the KAL! So we put it in this post.

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Join Us for the Rathtrevor Socks Knit-Along!

Join us for a Rathtrevor Socks knit-along, kicking off Tuesday, May 3rd, with a chat about the super special yarn used in this design, and appropriate alternatives! Learn more about the knit-along, and register for one (or all!) of the three Zoom sessions Kate Atherley will host. Kate is a master sock knitter (in addition to being our editorial director), so these are not to be missed! Free registration is required for the Zoom sessions. Click for more info!

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Watch the Recording: Natural Dyeing Demo from April Studio Hours

Each month, our Studio and Founding Members gather virtually for Studio Hours to explore a particular topic, sometimes with a guest presenter, and always with lots of humour, a chance to show-and-tell, and the enjoyment of spending an hour with folks around the world who share our love for fibre and textiles. In April, our publisher Kim Werker hosted Studio Hours from her kitchen stove for a demonstration and conversation about natural dyeing. Here is a sample from the recording of the demo. To view the full recording, please join as a Studio Member or upgrade your membership!

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Common Threads: Volume 3, April 2021

A round-up of goings-on in fibre and textile arts and crafts in Canada, including a virtual sheep-to-shawl competition, a map of North America by Indigenous beaders, a map of Canada by lacemakers, a lecture series on Canadian wool, and Kate Atherley’s Custom-Fit Hats ebook in the news.

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Photo Gallery: Security Blanket Exhibition at Craft Ontario

From artist Jennifer Smith-Windsor: Security Blanket explores two notions of security. First, the security of the home—represented by antique, handmade domestic textiles such as doilies and lace. And second, the security of the state—represented by eight government-issue military blankets from Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and the United States. View a photo gallery of her textile-art pieces.

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