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Button Webs

Lisa Kokin paints with buttons. This artist cleverly combines them in a variety of colours and shapes to create human, animal and abstract forms. Materials like imitation sinew and waxed linen are used to create web-like connections which hold everything together. She is among many artists and crafters who enjoy exploring the versatility of these decorative disks.

Children are also drawn to making things with buttons, no doubt because of their delicious colours and shapes. In this project, they’ll also be able to practice a bit of sewing, which isn’t a bad thing considering one day they’ll actually leave home and be faced with the daunting task of…are you ready… sewing on a button. It’s not that it’s difficult, but if you’ve never been shown…

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More Than Just A Yardage Sale

Affordable opportunities abound at the  Textile Museum of Canada’s annual fundraising event, More Than Just a Yardage Sale. It’s not quite Black Friday, but it is an amazing opportunity to elbow your way through bins, rummage through bags, and stock up on supplies at great prices. They have an eclectic selection of yarn, fabrics, notions, craft supplies, magazines, and a variety of odds and ends; all great stuff to make arts and crafts, and leave you wondering where the hell to store it once you get home. This glorious gathering takes place on May 28th and 29th, so check out the website and mark your calendars. Put your best face forward girls and be prepared to line up early for the choicest bits.


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