I read many books on a variety of topics. I sometimes receive advance copies directly from publishers but more often I request them on my own through NetGalley. Earlier this year, I received a copy of a new quilting book and I fell so head over heels in love with it I rushed to email the author and … [Read more...] about a chat with Diane Gilleland
Last week, Madame Defarge released the third book of her knitting series, Defarge Does Shakespeare. Please enjoy this short conversation with Designer Laura Ricketts who has two designs in this collection, The Ravel'd Sleeve of Care Bedjacket and Petard Pants. Laura also has designs in the second … [Read more...] about a chat with Laura Ricketts
Today I have an interview with a different type of maker. I'm pleased to share a discussion with my friend David Seah, an Investigative Designer. I've known him for around a decade and he's one of those internet friends I've yet to actually meet in real life, however my best friend has, so I know … [Read more...] about a chat with David Seah
Last May at TNNA, a new-to-the-tradeshow vendor, Fiberstory was across the way from the booth I was working. While there was little free time or energy to do more than wave and share a few words, it was very nice to have Sarah as a "booth neighbor". Here is a photo from her booth, it was very … [Read more...] about a quick chat with Sarah of Fiberstory
Late last month, I asked designer and teacher Jill Wolcott a few quick questions about her designs and teaching. I met Jill online a year and a half ago, began working with her, and it was great to finally meet her in person last May at TNNA. I wish we lived closer, she's a lot of fun. Her passion … [Read more...] about a quick chat with Jill Wolcott
As evidenced by photos and posts over the past few months, I like Happy Fuzzy Yarn. I helped the owner Riin at our industry trade show this past May and after spending three days immersed in her colourful yarns and fibres, I was in love. While I've written a bit about Happy Fuzzy Yarn, I thought I … [Read more...] about Does yarn make you happy?