Have You Met… Audrey Stone?

Audrey Stone (@audrey_stone_studio) creates ‘sewn paintings’ with bold colours and thoughtful compositions. The physicality of her work, as well as the narrative behind them, really intrigues me and she speaks so thoughtfully about her process, intentions and the way the viewer might perceive the work. How do your approach colour? Or, how do you arrive… Read More

Have You Met… Lilli Lanier?

San Francisco-based artist Lilli Lanier (@lillilanier) has recently delved into woven origami works. They amaze me on so many levels, and she doesn’t even use glue! In addition to her own amazing work, she has also worked as a teaching artist for the past 15 years. I have always been fascinated with folding paper. While watching… Read More

Tutorial: No Waste Flying Geese

I hate wasting fabric. It's probably a function of my upbringing. The traditional way of making flying geese is pretty wasteful. And there is a better way. It's well-known, but I wanted to provide my own tutorial anyway. Time-saving techniques such as chain piecing and cutting multiples make these go faster. I have made hundreds… Read More

Pattern: Canada Geese Flag

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada! Everything around us has been branded Canada 150 for months: coffee mugs, jerseys, soap, even granola bars. And we have finally arrived at July 1 of this sesquicentennial year. I will be celebrating at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, but for you lovely folks - a 150th birthday gift… Read More