This beautiful installation, is right here in our town!
Cross stitched screens by Laura Carwardine adorn the walls of the restaurant Patria on King St. West in Toronto. You can see a video of the artist at work right here. You may even get inspired to do something like this your own self, or perhaps you will just want to make a pilgrimage to the restaurant. I hear they have tapas!
The press on this amazing project sites the 485 hours and the 17,000 stitches involved. Who was counting? That’s what I want to know.
A limited addition of lucky people will be able to pick up one of these limited addition posters commemorating this year’s Nuit Blanche Knit Cafe exhibition. Although many of them were snatched up last night there are still a few available for only $5. The poster features the majority of the hand knitted matroyska dolls made for the event. We think it is freakin adorable!
Craftily and sleepily yours
The calm before the storm ↓ The “storm” is of course this year’s Nuit Blanche.
I expect that this now empty space will be filled to brimming when the sun goes down. We will be open all night long making art. Vive la Nuit Blanche, but thank goodness it comes but once a year. I like my sleep!
After an appropriate recovery period I will post pictures of the event itself. My living doll of a friend Katie Kehoe has graciously agreed to video the event for us so expect to see that some time in the future too.
Hope to see you there!
“Sweater” is the name and knitting is the game!
Spud and Chloe Sweater to be precise. This yarn’s cheerful colour pallet calls out to be made into jumpers and jammies for tots and toddlers. This cotton/wool blend is plenty soft and washable too. $16 per 146 m (160 yds ).
We are restocked in Spud and Chloe Outer too! This extra bulky yarn is also a cotton and wool blend, also washer safe, and $17 per 55m (60yds).
How about this Leaf Blanket pattern made from Outer! What a Sweet Pea!
Just discovered but definitely on my list of top 5 books of 2012 is Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, illustrated beautifully by Jon Klassen.
you gotta see this book!
it’s a knitters dream come true!