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The Upcoming Toronto Knitter’s Frolic!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be appearing with my book, Architexture: Shape and Surface at the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic – Saturday, April 27th!

I’ll be featuring some of the samples at the Designer Showcase Fashion Show at 10:30am in the upstairs lounge, and immediately following the event at 11:30 I’ll have a table set up with books available, and a chance to chat! I’ll have limited copies on hand and can take payment by Cash, Credit, or E-transfer.

If you know you’ll be there and want one, pre-order online using the code KNITTERSFROLIC at checkout – yours will be set aside, plus you’ll save $5.00 and skip the shipping by ordering in advance!

For more details, check out the Frolic website – hope to see you there!

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The Toronto Knitter’s Guild

A few days ago, I was invited to speak at the Toronto Knitter’s Guild about my new book, Architexture: Shape and Surface. Those of you who know me well know that while I may appear to be really outgoing, the opposite is in fact the truth!

I decided that I would talk about my creative process, what it looks like to self publish, and how it feels to now have a book that’s available in shops in Canada and Online.

One of the things I realized during this talk was that I actually have a lot to say about the subject, both from a technical standpoint, and from the logistical side of things. It’s not every day that someone self-publishes with zero budget for the first time, and I’ve discovered that my approach to it was actually pretty unique.

From tight timelines to keep myself motivated, to building the book entirely in a word processor as I went, to quick and dirty photography using low-fi equipment, it wasn’t what most people expect to hear about publishing a book.

The response to my perspective on this process was really quite endearing, and I’m so grateful to have had this experience as a way to cap off what has been an insane but amazing year for me – so to everyone involved in making this happen, thank you – it really touched me to have this experience, and has provided me the momentum to begin thinking about doing it all over again.

Because it was so close to the holidays, I wanted this to be a special evening, so I decided to plan some surprises. Unbeknownst to anyone at the guild, I raffled off a free copy of the book, and capped the evening off with the release of a new pattern – the Rustic Lace Hat & Mitts – and a coupon code to download it for free!

Here’s some photos that the guild took of me.
Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

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New Online Shop!

I’m super excited to announce the release of my new online shop and website! Now you can purchase digital downloads directly from me, while ordering your book! There’s tons of new features, and I’ll continue to add any new patterns both here and on Ravelry, so be sure to check it out!

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An Introduction to Architexture: Shape and Surface

Perhaps you’ve heard a bit about what I have done, but don’t know the whole story and what to know more?

As I walked the fairgrounds at the Woodstock Fleece & Fibre Festival in Ontario this weekend, I was reminded that the reason I chose to do this was to raise awareness about the availability of Canadian sourced materials. We are fortunate enough to have a very diverse range of wool products available to us as knitters, and can choose to find things that have been source, milled or dyed right here at home.

In anticipation of my launch this coming Thursday, I’ve decided to release some excerpts from the book’s introduction, which will provide some insight as to how I came to this decision, and why I chose to do it…

Continue reading An Introduction to Architexture: Shape and Surface

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New Shipping Options!

Due to popular demand, I have added several shipping options.
If you live close and would like to pick up your book somewhere, there is now a local pick up option.

There are also options for Canadian, US, and International (anywhere else in the world) shipping.

Thank you so much for your interest and support!

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Announcing Architexture: Shape and Surface

Architexture - Shape and SurfaceI am excited to announce the publication of my first book – although it has been a long road to get here, making it took very little time.

I started in July of this summer, and have worked on it almost every day since.

It is a collection of 12 knitting patterns that have been designed with a heavy focus on texture and creative shaping, while showcasing the work of many talented Canadian dyers and small mills. The yarns chosen for this book have been selected due to their ecologically sound practices. There are yarns from a small farm in Ontario, and dyers who have chosen to find ways to reduce waste, reuse water, and avoid the chemicals typically used in the industry.

Architexture: Shape and Surface is scheduled to launch on October 18, 2018.
Printed copies will first be available exclusively at Eweknit during a launch party that evening from 6pm-9pm.

You can pre-order a copy, to be shipped shortly after the first run of prints arrives on the 18th.

Architexture: Shape and Surface will be available as an Ebook on Ravelry on October 18th.