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Common Threads: Volume 13, May 2022

Common Threads: Volume 13, May 2022

[For All Readers] A round-up of news and events in fibre and textile arts and crafts across Canada in May 2022. Look forward to events in July and August to help you plan your summer travel, and check out some job openings across the country in crafts and textiles. Also, the greatest wedding cake topper ever?

A Lasting Signature: Restoring a Vintage Quilt

A Lasting Signature: Restoring a Vintage Quilt

[For Armchair Members] Quilt designer Krista Hennebury was commissioned to restore a treasured decades-old “signature quilt,” a popular fundraiser item in the early to mid-20th century. Learn how she approached the restoration of both quilt and embroidery, giving new life to the well used family heirloom.

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Common Threads: Volume 13, May 2022

Common Threads: Volume 13, May 2022

Franco-Manitoban fibre artist Rosemarie Péloquin has created remarkable sculptural portraits of the Queen and Prince Charles. They are made entirely from Canadian wool, and will be presented to the heir to the throne when he visits St. John's, Newfoundland, this week....

A Lasting Signature: Restoring a Vintage Quilt

A Lasting Signature: Restoring a Vintage Quilt

Although my quilt practice started over twenty years ago, I’ve not once entertained the thought of quilt restoration. Friends, family, and sometimes people I don’t even know have asked me to help with many sewing tasks, including (but not limited to) hemming jeans,...

Threads of Hope: Sistering’s Spun Studio

Threads of Hope: Sistering’s Spun Studio

It’s a pre-pandemic day in an outwardly unassuming building on one of Toronto’s busiest streets. Barbara Aikman and Asunta “Sue” DiTrani, studio facilitators at Sistering’s Spun Studio, present one of the studio’s participants with a cheque—earnings from the sale of...

SISTERING… A Prose Poem

SISTERING… A Prose Poem

One of the participants in the Sistering Spun Studio program wrote this prose poem to express her gratitude for the support she was given. We publish it here with thanks to the author, and to Sistering. Learn more about the program.SISTERING...The open door to my...

Washing Day: How to Wash Woollens So Moths Stay Away

Washing Day: How to Wash Woollens So Moths Stay Away

It’s Spring! And while I’m a huge fan of wearing and making woolly garments and accessories, I’m also very happy to be able to put them all away, when the weather turns warm. I don’t just stuff them in the back of the closet—that’s asking for trouble. Animal-fibre...

Thanks to Our Sponsors: April, 2022

Thanks to Our Sponsors: April, 2022

A big thank-you to the Canadian businesses that have supported Digits & Threads this month: Edmonton Fibre Frolic Mawdsley Fibre Arts Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Magazine Association of BC We hope you enjoyed learning about them! Advertising from Canadian...

April 2022 Studio Hours: On Sustainability in Craft

April 2022 Studio Hours: On Sustainability in Craft

For the April Studio Hours, we shared a vibrant discussion on sustainability in craft in honour of Earth Day this month and we welcomed new members who joined D&T after learning about the magazine at Knit City Montreal. We started with some polls set up by Kim and...

Making a Book About Canadian Wool

Making a Book About Canadian Wool

When we launched Digits & Threads, we formed a company called Nine Ten Publications; we knew we wanted to publish books along with this online magazine. Indeed, we launched co-founder Kate Atherley's ebook, Custom-Fit Hats, at the same time we launched D&T....

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