Author: Sarah Thornton

February 2022 Studio Hours: Caitlin ffrench on Planning a Natural Dye Garden

[For All Readers] Member Sarah Thornton recaps our February, 2022, Studio Hours, which featured special guest Caitlin ffrench. Caitlin spoke about how she came to textile arts and natural dyeing and shared the story of her very urban dye garden, including her favourite dye plants and how to use them. We rounded out the evening with a fun show-and-tell.

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January 2022 Studio Hours: Chantel Conlon on Macramé

[For All Readers] Member Sarah Thornton recaps our January Studio Hours, which featured special guest Chantel Conlon, the designer of our Cascading Diamonds wall-hanging pattern. Chantel talked about her approach to the craft, and how she is combining macrame methods with weaving, and using non-traditional materials. We rounded out the evening with a fun show-and-tell.

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November 2021 Studio Hours Recap: Holli Yeoh On Inclusive Garment Design

Member Sarah Thornton recaps our November Studio Hours, which featured special guest Holli Yeoh, the designer of our upcoming Bespoke cardigan pattern. Holli shared the inspiration behind this size- and gender-inclusive design, and the challenges of making sure it would work for diverse body shapes and sizes. We rounded out the evening with a lively show-and-tell, with many members sharing holiday gift-making plans.

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September 2021 Studio Hours Recap: Stash

Member Sarah Thornton recaps our September Studio Hours chat about our yarn and fabric stashes—how we organize them, how we use them, and how some of us manage not to keep one at all (!). She rounds up lots of ideas shared for projects using scraps or short bits of yarn, too. Enjoy this treasure trove of resources and insights, and join or upgrade to Studio Membership to attend our next Studio Hours!

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