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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME ECO PRINTING!  GUEST POST BY CAROLINE FORDE

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME ECO PRINTING! GUEST POST BY CAROLINE FORDE

I came across eco printing while studying Textile Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. This natural printing technique has taken the te...
SASHIKO STITCHING WITH ARTIST JOLIE BIRD

SASHIKO STITCHING WITH ARTIST JOLIE BIRD

Our summer workshop series starts next week!  We’ll be offering the Surface Design Discovery Series over two weeks and I’m excited to be adding a c...
SURFACE DESIGNED AND THE ART OF NATURAL DYEING

SURFACE DESIGNED AND THE ART OF NATURAL DYEING

Over the spring we ran a series of workshops introducing surface design through a variety of techniques from screen, block and eco printing to na...
BLOCK PRINTING WITH CHARIS BIRCHALL

BLOCK PRINTING WITH CHARIS BIRCHALL

My introduction to block printing happened a few years ago when I mentioned to a fellow designer that I wanted to continue my work in surface des...
WORK, LIFE, BALANCE AND QUILTING

WORK, LIFE, BALANCE AND QUILTING

I had the opportunity to catch up with Cheryl Arkison this week for a quick Q + A.  We’re so thrilled to be hosting her as a guest instructor next ...

GUEST ARTIST - CAROLINE FORDE

I was introduced to Caroline Forde's work through the New Craft Coalition when she applied for the sponsored Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)...
WE’RE MOVING

WE’RE MOVING

Leading up to the New Year, and holiday season, December seems to be the month that I take to reflect both on the year that’s passed and the one t...
WHAT'S IN YOUR STOCKING?

WHAT'S IN YOUR STOCKING?

When we were kids my mother, like so many others, hand-craft stockings for my brother and I.  Last year she passed mine onto me when she came by it...
MARK MAKING FUN FOR YOUR VALENTINE

MARK MAKING FUN FOR YOUR VALENTINE

Much of my creative process starts with making marks. In the spirit of Valentine’s day I’ve had a little fun in the studio. To start I have my ‘sp...

SUMMER IN JANUARY

January is a month of reflection, planning and organizing. In that spirit I took some time this week to go through photos from a recent trip. La...

TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE FESTIVAL - OUTSIDE THE BOX

  I'm getting ready this week to send some work off to Ontario for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.  I'm very excited to be participating in...

THE PERFECT PUMPKIN PIE

    Growing up in South Africa, thanksgiving was not something we celebrated, and since living in Canada we haven’t really done a thanksg...