Tag: yarn

Using Yarn as My Crayons: A Simple Act of Self-Expression

[Open Access] “The collection of little skeins presented some obvious choices. There was a lively blend of red, yellow and orange that felt like the dynamic energy I wanted to bring forward with me. Thick dark brown could represent the volunteer work I do with youth in Scouts. I knew I wanted blue, a deep serious shade to reflect my duty to be constant and do solid work. And then a soft, inviting green cotton, echoing my wish to return to nature and hiking.”

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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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Two Unique Canadian Shops Where Reuse Is an Everyday Value

[Open Access] If you’re trying to craft sustainably, there are so many factors to consider, it can become overwhelming. Joanne Seiff highlights two Canadian organizations that sell fabric, yarn or other materials that had already been purchased, used in one way or another, and then discarded. Creative reuse centres provide another way for us to craft sustainability as eco-friendly makers.

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On Yarn Selection and Substitution

[Open Access] Just because a designer chose certain materials for a project, based on a variety of considerations, doesn’t mean that crafters need to use the same. When choosing supplies for a project, a crafter should take those same factors into consideration: personal values, ethical and environment concerns, access, cost, fibre content, brand, colours.

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