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Transformations are afoot

Did you miss seeing Chroma Cat in person this past winter? Well, now is your chance to get up close and personal with it’s fluffy face! (or faces) Chroma Cat is going to be on display as part of Transformations, a group show over at LeLivart gallery in Montreal. The show runs from June 8 – July 14, 2017. For more information be sure to check out the Facebook event.

Vernissage: June 8 from 6 – 9 pm. I hope to see you there!

Mrowr.

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An update from the land of ice and snow

As winter keeps on hitting us with her best shot, I find myself gathering strength from the idea of that at least I don’t live on an ACTUAL ice planet. As much as it might feel like Niflhelm out there, an end IS in sight I swear. Thankfully, one of my favourite activities pairs excellently with the urge hibernate with Netflix and I have been knitting up a storm as the white stuff continues to fall.

Inspired by these super sweet toques made by Tuck Shop Trading Co, this past weekend I decided to design my own hat for the borough that I live in, the ice planet Hoth.

 

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“And I thought they smelled bad on the outside…”

After playing around in an ancient version Excel for a bit (and catching up on several seasons of The Walking Dead) here is the final result.

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Snazzy, huh?

If you like this hat and would like to make your own Hoth Hat or earwarmer, feel free to download and share the Hoth Knitting Chart PDF that I made for you!hoth hat final

Buck up chum! I swear spring will happen… eventually. In the meantime, stay warm!

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*Yeah, I know, my wreath is still up, what’s it to you. I’m festive all year round, what can I say?

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Webzine OSEZ CRÉER

Hello everyone,

With the end of October coming up super fast, I thought I would share this autumn webzine that came out recently featuring 2 crafty projects that I did for DeSerres.  OSEZ CRÉER is an 100% virtual magazine created by DeSerres and Rouge FM dedicated to creativity and fall activities!

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This french webzine features more than 40 fun fall projects. See if you can spot the ones that I made 😉 Here’s a hint, you may have seen one of them on my site last halloween…..

If the 40 + projects listed above aren’t enough for you check out this link for DeSerres for more crafty craft things to do as the weather gets colder and you want to stay inside all day. Lots of good halloween suggestions!

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Awakening of Colours

So now that the never ending winter seems to be lessening it’s grip (it’s a glorious 4 degrees today! Or a balmy 39.2 for you Fahrenheit folks) I think it’s time to write about some super cute spring projects that I’ve been working on!

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Lately, I have been working super hard in collaboration with DeSerres to promote their new line of yarn and knitting and crochet accessories. I posted about this kind of collaboration back in the fall as well when I did some tutorials for them. Well, I am back at it! Pretty soon I will have many more posts coming up with FREE patterns a plenty for all the cute things I have been making for them in order to promote their new spring yarn collection. Expect adorableness!

For now though, I will share with you this cute little birdy that I crocheted for their online flyer. This little guy made the rounds all over the internets in their banner ads for the March sale that just wrapped up. Did you see him?

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Free patterns coming soon:

1) A knitting pattern for a delightful tea cosy for impressing your friends at your spring garden party.

2) A light and filmy spring poncho to knit for adding a splash of colour to your wardrobe on cool evenings.

3) A festive knit bunting to brighten up your home everyday or on special occasions.

4) A colourful spring neckerchief that knits up super fast.

5) A sweet as peaches and cream floral barrette to crochet for your hair.

 

I hope you are as excited as I am by the idea of crafting for SPRING! I really look forward to sharing these patterns with you!

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Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me

Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me opens TONIGHT at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto! Don’t miss it! It is the start of The World of Threads Festival, a month long festival of local, national and international contemporary fiber art.

I am debuting Cat’s Cradle in this show! At 4′ x 4′ and made from 80 individually cast plaster fingers entwined with Alpaca yarn, this is the largest, heaviest, most expensive and most ambitious project I have ever completed to date! She is a real beauty, though.

Cat’s Cradle is a waking nightmare of twisted fingers emerging from a wall, coupled with the familiar childhood game of interlacing fingers with string, resulting in an aesthetic work of textile art with a sinister undertone. This piece echoes a childhood game put to a much larger scale. A physically impossible cat’s cradle, held together by a precarious tension, explores the relationship between play and art and the limitations the human body is restricted to contrasted with the limitless creative liberty that art is afforded. Through this piece a fleeting childhood experience is captured by the lasting power of artistic expression.

Come on out to 1214 Queen Street West, the corner of Gladstone and Queen, from 6-9pm tonight and pop your head in to see the incredible and tactile collection of fiber art in this years exhibition!

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