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Keeping your knits safe over summer

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Keeping your knits safe over summer

You might have hand-knits, special sweaters or important tapestries which you would hate to see ruined by moths. Here are some important things you should know going into the summer season.

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Interview with Brooklyn Art Library

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Interview with Brooklyn Art Library

Over on the Brooklyn Art Library blog you can find their recent interview with me. We talked about my art practice, my business and art school days.  Brooklyn Art Library is a non-profit who hosts the Sketchbook Project, which I participated in in 2011, and ten years later have just signed up for another round. The Sketchbook Project is a collection of sketchbooks from around the world. They send you a sketchbook to complete, and you send it back to be included in the library. Your sketchbook remains in their Brooklyn-based brick and mortar library of over 50,000 sketchbooks, and...

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Tapestry workshop with Brooklyn Art Library

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Tapestry workshop with Brooklyn Art Library

Join me for Small Tapestries: Sketchbook Studies  Friday, March 26th at 1pm-3pm EST/10am-12pm PST$10 USDOnline via Zoom with Brooklyn Art Library Access to the workshop will be sent 24 hours before the class starts. The replay will be sent to attendees as soon as the session ends for unlimited access! Learn the art of designing for and weaving tapestry in small-format sketchbook studies. We will cover the elements of design to consider for small-scale tapestry using paper collage and then dive into the basics of tapestry weaving. Students will complete a collage and tapestry pairing to mount on paper. Suggested...

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Caitlin Shepherd's Melting Point Cardi

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Caitlin Shepherd's Melting Point Cardi

Caitlin Shepherd has released her stunning Melting Point Cardi which she designed in two of our Everlea Sport indigo colourways, Medium Indigo and Indigo Splash. Caitlin says, " Melting Point Cardi is a celebration of hand-dyed yarns. There is alchemy in yarn dying that truly transforms natural fibres and plants into something new and precious. Each hand-dyed colourway carries nuances and depths of tone that surprise me with every stitch from my needle. This sweater was an exploration of Everlea Yarn Organic Merino dyed in 2 shades of indigo. The shared tone between these colourways feels like a melting point within...

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What is Tapestry?

Janna Vallee learn tapestry

What is Tapestry?

When I first heard Felicia Lo interview weaver Maryanne Moodie on the SweetGeorgia Show about her weaving practice I was thrilled to hear a brief mention of tapestry weaving. It was literally a passing comment about how tapestry has more rules than the kind of weaving she does. But, for her to bring attention to those differences felt exciting, which just goes to show how educating people about the nuances of weaving makes me happy. The biggest impact I think is that the more non-weavers know about the different kinds of weaving the more informed they will be when choosing...

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