Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Yeah! Eseosa has now completed her practise skirt!

This is a super way to test out the fit of your patter design. Once you have measured and created your pattern on recycled or inexpensive broadcloth, curtain lining, whatever you have on hand - baste (i.e. sew together with long, easily removable stitches) the pieces together, test fit, add your zipper, test fit again.

If all is well, pull out the basting and use the cloth pieces for a template for your REAL skirt fabric! Durable, easy to roll up and store for using over and over again.

Adjusting the pattern - adding pleats, pockets gores etc. Is easy to do without remaking the whole template!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sewing classes in Brampton continue....

Beginner and Intermediate classes, geared to your needs.
Ongoing registration.
Three basic "vintage" machines and one serger available for student use.
Class fees start at $12 per two hour session, plus $2 per session for use of a machine if you don't bring your own. All supplies included for first two classes.
Contact me, Angela, at
Location 70 Main North, Brampton, Studio 5 upstairs
Silver Thread Studio

Sunday, July 10, 2016

The ultimate in homestead gardening....

I have just taken this photo of our garden peas-high and healthy despite the worst June drougt in forty years. Go figure!
If you have any arable land at all, take a moment to check out the website below:
Well, they DO live in California, not our zone 4/5 area of Canada, but many of their ideas and events are food for the mind, not to mention the soul and the tummy.
The next time I see yet another parking lot of pavement laid, I may have a tiny bit more in my personal arsenal of knowledge to combat the tragic loss of farmland.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Two of my favourite things

An old rose in pink, and my lime green ruffle vase. 
The Rose is a heritage "Four Seasons", which, I learned this year, either loves to grow wild, or only has the occasional massive year of flowering. Either way, it is having its final week of glory and I'm loving the scent! Pruning can come later....

Monday, June 20, 2016

Current Exhibit - on now!

I personally love the Todmorden space, partly because of its heritage location, its trails on site, and the fact that it is seems so far removed from the Toronto mega core. 
The current CFS exhibit (see details below) makes one more reason to go and enjoy the space. I found it a well curated show, with strong little pockets here and there to add variety to the stunning main space pieces. Do go if you can make it. And yes, I have a piece on display - my most recent one from the Lake Superior, Pukaskwa series. Enjoy!

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