Author: Kim Werker

The Sheer Joy of Installing a Little Free Fibre Library

D&T publisher Kim Werker installed a Little Free Fibre Library on her front lawn, and revels in the joy it’s bringing not only to her, but to the neighbours who built it, and especially to those who visit it. Amid the stress and loneliness of the ongoing pandemic, having an opportunity to connect with other makers, right in the neighbourhood, feels like the biggest gift of all.

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On a Weaving Mission

In her summer column, D&T publisher, Kim Werker, writes about learning how to weave a tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. She’s using a rigid heddle loom and working her way through several projects as she learns more about the dimensions, fibre composition, and fabric weight she wants to achieve. Read about her adventure and see some projects she’s been weaving!

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Interview with Jenn Ashton, Author of “People Like Frank and Other Stories From the Edge of Normal”

When D&T publisher Kim Werker received a copy of Jenn Ashton’s knitting-focused short story, “Nest,” an excerpt from which we’ve just published, she read it straight away. When she reached the end of the story, she burst into tears and laughter at the same time. Then she begged the author for a Zoom interview, and was thrilled when she agreed. WATCH by clicking through. [Transcript included

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Make Good Crochet Choices

Crochet is so different from knitting, but the decisions involved in making a stellar crochet garment are exactly the same: Choose the right yarn for your project, in a good stitch pattern for what you want, and use the right tool to achieve a fabric that serves the purpose you want it to serve and that’s enjoyable to wear. In her first column in ages, Digits & Threads publisher Kim Werker talks through what may just be the crochet sweater design she’s been looking for her whole life.

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Learn & Share about Natural Dyeing at April Studio Hours

Join Kim from her kitchen during our April Studio Hours, for an exploration of natural dyeing. We encourage you to come prepared to dye using food scraps or other natural dye, or to enjoy the conversation. Bring questions and advice! Tuesday, April 13th, at 4:30PM Pacific / 7:30PM Eastern Time. Join or upgrade to Studio Membership today!

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