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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...

IT'S BEGINING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

It's that lovely time of year again when we start to think about that perfect something for that special someone. For me it means putting everythi...

BANANA PECAN LOAF

One of my favorite appliances in the kitchen these days is the slow cooker. Not only is it easier on energy but I can rustle something up pretty ...