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John Degan Made This

Written on January 27, 2011 at 11:36 am, by

  This lovely throw designed by Jared Flood was knitted by our customer, John Degan, who has only been knitting a year.  Thank you for sharing this lovely work. It's wonderful.Jared Flood is an American designer. His company Brooklyn Tweed has wonderful contemporary patterns that are mod but have a vintage feel

Blanket Beauty

Written on January 26, 2011 at 9:30 am, by

Join Wabi Sabi's own Karen Straznicky and make yourself a lovely stroller blanket with recycled wool blankets and sweaters. Learn how to embellish it with embroidery and needlefelting. If you don't have a baby, make it for a friend or keep it on the sofa to cuddle up under while watching telly. All materials provided;…

National Sweater Day February 17, 2011.

Written on January 24, 2011 at 8:57 am, by

On National Sweater day, World Wild Life Fund is asking folks to turn down their thermostats a little and wear a sweater. In honour of the occassion there will be prizes and other promotions. There is also a  free pattern you can knit to make it easier for you to stay warm. What else can you do? You…

Earth Day at Wabi Sabi 2011

Written on January 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm, by

Calling all Fibre Fans,  Wabi Sabi and The Ottawa Chapter of The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society are teaming up to celebrate Earth Day this year. So we're looking for crafters who are interested in helping the environment and sharing their skills. The Ottawa Valley Chapter of CPAWS was established in 1970. Their mission is to…

A Family Of Crafters

Written on January 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm, by

Last year, John Timinski took a Friday Fiber class at Wabi Sabi with Carol and made himself a shirt, all his siblings loved it and wanted one.  So with a little help from Carol this past December he dyed them all shirts and underwear. They are wearing these on their heads in the photo. The…

Another stash buster

Written on January 14, 2011 at 11:06 am, by

This is the Una purse. I named it for my good friend, Una who owns Le Hibou, a wonderful cafe in Wakefield. She's very funky. She used to have dreads which the felted wool reminds me of.  I used two strands of 220 Cascade as the base wool because it felts very well. Then I spent…

Stash Buster

Written on January 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm, by

  This is my stash busting quilt I made last Christmas for my pal, Anita. I can't remember how many circles I knitted but I know it was a lot. This year, I'm determined to make myself one. How are you going to stash bust in 2011?

Who Loves You, Baby!

Written on January 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm, by

It's the 2011 and time to think about what or who you love. At the moment, I'm crazy for Fiberarts Magazine  It's a great read. I love how diverse the articles are. I love the creative energy and hearing about the amazing things fiber artists are doing all over the world. In the latest issue I enjoyed…

Written on January 5, 2011 at 11:56 am, by

SUBMIT SUBMIT SUBMIT Wabi Sabi wants you. Yes, you heard me. We want your Bitch and Stitch, art group, pottery group, sewers, quilters, sculptors, designers, charity groups, knitters for charity, crochet gangs, any creative club or guild of any kind, to share our window. Hey, you don't even have to be in a big group…