Common Threads: Volume 2, March 2021

24 March 2021

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A round-up of goings-on in fibre and textile arts and crafts across Canada.

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Manitoba Craft Council is offering virtual tours of parts of their collection, “Safe At Home,” through their Centre for Craft website. This week’s tour provides a view into Indigenous beadwork and embroidery, with special guest beader and artist Jennine Krauchi.

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.

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April 17, 2021, is Local Yarn Store Day. Are you a Canadian Yarn store planning on participating? Add your name to the list!

Hunter Hammersen’s “Semblance” hat. Photo credit Hunter Hammersen.

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.

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