Connected to Colour: Orange

Connected to Colour: Orange

November 15, 2020

Nature is a refuge where we connect with our essence and open our senses, seeing, hearing, smelling and feeling more vibrantly. And we revel in the stunning colours of nature - greens, yellows, blues, reds, pinks, and, yes, the colour orange.

The Magic of Indigo

The Magic of Indigo

September 27, 2020
For anyone who has had the pleasure of dyeing with indigo there is a beauty and magic to this natural dye, derived from the indigo plant. If you work with indigo, you don't just dye with it, you have a relationship with it. 
PERSEVERANCE

PERSEVERANCE

September 07, 2020

"Perseverance" is the name of the piece I submitted to the exhibition From Scratch at the Saskatchewan Craft Council, which runs from August 3 to November 6, 2020. 

Be sure to drop by and see it in person if you can. Open Monday - Saturday,  10:00 - 5:00 PM.

 

Yay for Rhubarb!

Yay for Rhubarb!

July 19, 2020
I was delighted when I was recently given a bundle of locally-grown rhubarb by a friend. I remember how much I love it and I have fond memories of Mum making rhubarb custard squares. 
My Beautiful Studio

My Beautiful Studio

July 06, 2020
I've been grateful for my beautiful studio space, especially during COVID-19 where I can work uninterrupted in the sun-filled space with its high ceilings.
Ode to a Friend

Ode to a Friend

April 18, 2020
Frank was the "Mr. Rogers" of the neighbourhood. And the neighbourhood was the world of everyone who knew him. You always felt when you were in his presence, that you "mattered". 
How to Take Your Measurements

How to Take Your Measurements

April 13, 2020
It's important to take accurate measurements when ordering online to make sure you get a good fit. Here's how.
A Message for Our Time: Keep Calm and Carry On

A Message for Our Time: Keep Calm and Carry On

March 15, 2020

We've all become familiar with the "Keep Calm" slogan in whatever iteration it has taken over the years. The touching story of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster's origin is told through this short video.  

Three Women - With Gratitude (International Women's Day)

Three Women - With Gratitude (International Women's Day)

March 05, 2020
"Who are the elders I can look up to that have forged ahead and inspired me to be my best and better self?" Today I take time to share three of these women who come to mind.
The Simplicity of a Poncho

The Simplicity of a Poncho

November 20, 2019

Ponchos have a universal appeal, and for good reason. They are simple, elegant and forgiving of fit. Casual as well as dressed up, they can be worn with jeans, leggings and skirts. 

 

How To Create a Layered Look: Q&A Style With Kathleen

How To Create a Layered Look: Q&A Style With Kathleen

November 04, 2019
Nichole asked a question about how to layer clothing. Here are some basic tips to consider for achieving a layered look.
At the Cauldron - A Natural Dyer's Dream

At the Cauldron - A Natural Dyer's Dream

October 21, 2019
I love dyeing with natural dyes. There are a number of steps involved in the dyeing of a wool scarf. In its simplest form this is the process (it varies with protein fibre - wool and silk and cellulose fibre - cotton, linen, hemp, etc.).