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.).
Q&A Style with Kathleen

Q&A Style with Kathleen

October 13, 2019

I am happy to announce that I am starting a new Q&A Style series. I'll be answering your questions on a regular basis. Please send me your questions relating to style, fit and fabrics. Let's dive in with our first question - from Colleen...

Wool: The Warmest of Fibre

Wool: The Warmest of Fibre

September 23, 2019
I have always loved wool. And if you are as crazy about wool as I am, here are a few interesting things to know about it.
Tea Plantations and Finding Indigo

Tea Plantations and Finding Indigo

June 16, 2019
The Tata Tea group set up its natural dye unit in Kerala, India in 1995 and will celebrate its 25th year anniversary in 2020. The green and lush hills were breathtaking and it became clear why it's called "God's Country".  
An Old-Fashioned Barn Dance

An Old-Fashioned Barn Dance

June 03, 2019

Much fun was had this weekend at a good old fashioned dance in the country. It had been many years since I'd attended a community dance 'like the old days'.