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Booth Events at Knit City Vancouver!

Booth Events at Knit City Vancouver!

We are very excited for Knit City Vancouver 2022, coming up September 24-25! Tickets are still available for each Marketplace time slot, so it's not too late to make plans to attend! We'll have loads of information about Digits & Threads, and we'll have booklets,...

Weighty Issues: How to Interpret Yarn Weight Descriptions

Weighty Issues: How to Interpret Yarn Weight Descriptions

One of the most confusing aspects of making textiles from yarn is the way yarn sizes are described. Most yarns are labelled using vague categories like lace, fingering, sport, and so forth, yet that description tells us virtually nothing about the yarn itself. And,...

Common Threads: Volume 15, September 2022

Common Threads: Volume 15, September 2022

Once Labour Day has passed, our minds inevitably turn to thoughts of fall, and Halloween. Looking for costume inspiration? Maritimers might consider two different options for dressing up like the Halifax Citadel Town Clock: sewn or crocheted. Alright, we're being a...

Bookbinding Tutorial: How to Make a Coptic-Bound Book

Bookbinding Tutorial: How to Make a Coptic-Bound Book

In this tutorial, we will make a book that is sturdy and incredibly flexible. Coptic binding creates a book that not only lies completely flat when opened but can fold back on itself like a spiral-bound sketchbook without weakening the pages. First created in 50–100...

Behind the Mask Quilt: An Artifact of Community Care

Behind the Mask Quilt: An Artifact of Community Care

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Brenda Reid and their partner took to walking through their Kitchener, Ontario, neighbourhoods and noticed chalk drawings made on the sidewalks and signs in windows: physical gestures expressing warmth and connection, despite the...

Thanks to Our August, 2022 Advertisers!

Thanks to Our August, 2022 Advertisers!

A big thank-you to the Canadian fibre and textile businesses that have supported Digits & Threads this month by advertising with us: Mississippi Valley Textile Museum JoeriaKnits We hope you enjoyed learning about them! Advertising from Canadian businesses serving...

Handspinning Tutorial: How to Spin Stable Singles Yarn

Handspinning Tutorial: How to Spin Stable Singles Yarn

Every yarn starts with a strand of twisted fibres we call a single. The way we spin that single determines the character of the yarn, whether we use the single without plying or we ply it with other singles. The degree of twist we use, the amount of fibre we spin into...

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