Common Threads: Volume 2, March 2021
A round-up of goings-on in fibre and textile arts and crafts across Canada.
Seniors in Montreal have collaborated on a project to commemorate the lives of 251 long-term care residents who died as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Crafters made squares, sewn together in giant scarves, with the names of those who died embroidered on them.
Hakai Magazine published a wonderful piece about a now, sadly, extinct breed of dog that Indigeneous communities in the Pacific Northwest bred for spinning fibre. The article is available as text and in an audio format.
Knitwear designer Hunter Hammersen breaks down the cost of developing and publishing a knitting pattern. Though not specifically Canadian, this is fascinating and eye-opening Twitter thread about the business of independent pattern design and publishing.
Tell us about exhibitions, projects and activities to include in the next Common Threads!
Digits & Threads editors.