To ramp up about The Pussy Hat Project, read my previous blog here. The Pussy Hat is a fantastic knitting protest initiative whose inaugural day is fast approaching – and I mean inaugural in both senses of the word. (Read More)
An article was shared with me on Facebook recently and I instantly wanted to get involved. Because it was about an issue I believe in AND it involved knitting. What could be better? (Read More)
Taking on a project as big as Stitched Glass has many demands – researching, designing, mocking up and then knitting, by hand, solo, three 5-foot by 9-foot tapestries. Lord only knows what I was thinking.(Read More)
My Hungry Yarn Stash blog series features the yarn stores where I have bought copious amounts of yarn for my massive knitting project, Stitched Glass.
One of my all-time favourite yarn stores is La Droguerie in Paris, France... [Read More]
Part of the money awarded to me through my Chalmers Arts Fellowship for my installation, Stitched Glass, was allotted to supplies – namely, yarn. Lots and lots of yarn.
I didn’t quite understand how much yarn was required to knit three tapestries, each of which is about five feet wide by eight feet high. Which makes sense, given I didn’t quite understand how long it would take to knit Stitched Glass (that’s thirteen years and counting).
So I started buying yarn wherever we went, wherever we saw an interesting yarn store. We have bought yarn in many places in Ontario, in Canada, and abroad... (Read More)