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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

WIP Wednesday #353 @TN&TN

Hope you're having a fun time this week, enjoying summer or prepping for back to school! 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

WIP Wednesday #352 @TN&TN

Happy mid-August peeps! Hope your bit of the country isn't on fire and the weather isn't terrible. 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

WIP Wednesday #351 @TN&TN

What a mixed bag of a holiday Monday was! It's not a statutory holiday (which is federal), but a civic (a provincial/territory) one. That's why it has different names from place to place. 

British Columbia Day in BC
Heritage Day in Alberta
Saskatchewan Day in Saskatchewan
Terry Fox Day in Manitoba 
New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick
Civic Holiday in Ontario, PEI, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut!
Natal Day in Nova Scotia

Sorry Yukon, Québec, and Newfoundland and Labrador!

I worked (and earned 1.5x my wage, so yay!) but last night I pulled out a new project to work on. Exciting as always!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).




Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

WIP Wednesday #350 @TN&TN

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

WIP Wednesday #349 @TN&TN

Happy mid-July! Stay cool in the heat as you stitch and create.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

WIP Wednesday #348 @TN&TN

I like having just one or two large projects that I work on during the summer. Mindless or repetitive ones are the best so that I can easily pick it up, put it down, and keep plugging away at it. 

Today I am deciding the final layout for my large queen size Jacob's Ladder quilt and I'm excited to finally be at this stage!

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

WIP Wednesday #347 @TN&TN

We had an exciting 10! linkups last week – thank you folks! Sometimes I'm thrilled to look at the little pictures and see that somehow they're all sort of colour-co-ordinated. 

And I'm greedy and want more fabulous linkups, so what have you got for me this week? 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

WIP Wednesday #346 @TN&TN

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

WIP Wednesday #345 @TN&TN

Happy Solstice, and almost happy Canada Day!

In honour of Canada Day I wanted to share this amazing, award winning quilt I saw at the Canadian Quilters Assoc. show in Vancouver a few weeks ago.


Called "Ice Fishing Village", it is by Brigitte Villeneuve, Diane Côté, and Doris Boivin and measures 68"x42". Click the link for closeups and to read more about it.

And if you'd like more Canadian quilts, check out these two posts here and here. They take great pictures and give excellent credits.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

WIP Wednesday #344 @TN&TN

Hello my friends! My about-to-be-middle schooler tells me there are only eight more days of classes in her elementary* school career. Which means it's time for . . .TEACHER GIFTS. . . Who here does a handmade gift? Any suggestions for a gift guaranteed to be a winner?

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).



Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.

Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!

* school here is split into: K-5, 6-8, 9-12. Works really well.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

WIP Wednesday #343 @TN&TN

Hello again! I've pretty much recovered from my epic trip to Quilt Canada a week ago (see last week's post or my personal blog for awesome details!) Newly inspired by the quilts, people, and fabric I saw I'm spending a lot of time working on my projects and ideas.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).




Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.

Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

WIP Wednesday #342 @TN&TN

Oh that was epic! Quilt Canada had so many quilts to look at, to admire, and some to scratch your head about. That's what I *LOVE* (jazz hands!) about quilting – there is enough fabric, techniques, and patterns to suit every taste and style. So yes, I had a fantastic time at the quilt show.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

WIP Wednesday #341 @TN&TN

It was a small but mighty crowd of linker-uppers last week, thank you all, ladies! 

But this week, oh this week! It is the eve of Quilt Canada and the National Juried Show. I will be there, will you? Can't wait to see friends and meet yet-to-be-friends, to see amazing works of art, to see what the vendors are vending, and what else awaits me? 

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WIP Wednesday #340 @TN&TN

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WIP Wednesday #339 @TN&TN

This week ends in a holiday. Happy 199th birthday Queen Victoria! I hope you use the extra time for sewing or stitching or knitting or parade watching or gardening, since it is that time of year.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WIP Wednesday #338 @TN&TN

Welcome back to our regular feature! What's going on in your craft rooms this week? 

And did you catch our profile of the excellent Erin Suliak last Friday? Check it out, and if you want to share all about you, just let me know and we'll make the magic happen.

If you are Canadian, please share what you're working on this week...we would love to see it. The link-up is open from noon Tuesday (Pacific time) until noon Thursday (Pacific time).





Do you know that you don't have to have a blog to link up? You can use a picture from your Flickr or Instagram accounts. There's a how-to at each of the links above.



Please include our button or the URL (http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/) into YOUR post so we can continue spreading the word about our artists' collective. 


Thanks for linking up, and have a great week!


Friday, May 4, 2018

Feature Friday: Erin Suliak @sulicat_north

Name and location?
Erin Suliak, Yellowknife NWT, where I was born and returned to after grad school.


blog name/IG details?



What type of fibre art do you make/practice?
I currently primarily make modern quilts, but I enjoy a variety of techniques and fibres. I love dyeing fabric, yarn and fleece with both natural and synthetic dyes. I spin, knit, felt, stitch and make 3D work too.



How did you start doing this art? 
I made my first mini quilt as a kid in elementary school but started making quilts nearly 20 years ago. I was inspired by a library copy of Jean Ray Laurie’s 1970 book ‘Quilts & coverlets, a contemporary approach.’ I recognized one of the projects that my aunt must have used ages ago to make a treasured family quilt, and was electrified by all of the techniques, the featured artists, and Ms. Laurie’s precise and encouraging tone. Good craft writing is eternal!


Frolic, 2017. Cotton fabrics (including thrifted and hand dyed), machine quilted 
What inspires your fibre art?
I’m inspired by process, temporality, and exploring craft history and practices. I enjoy using thrifted and repurposed materials, and am always drawn to texture and colour!


Matin, 2017. Cotton fabrics (including thrifted and hand dyed), hand quilted with cotton, silk and metallic threads.
Current project?
I have a lot of projects underway all the time. Currently I’m working to finish quilting some pieces so that I have more space to bring others forward onto my design boards. I have a black/dark grey linen quilt that I am eager to work on piecing again now that the sun is back (I started it in the depths of the northern winter and had to stop to save my eyes and my sanity!)


Nine Patch Plaid, 2017. Cotton fabrics (including thrifted and hand dyed), machine quilted 


Thoughts about the difference between art vs craft? 
The only true differences between art and craft are formed from these combined factors: skill, thoughtfulness, and gendered notions of value.


Plaid Tapes, 2016. Cotton fabrics (including thrifted), machine quilted.
Awards or recognition?
My fibre art work is part of the Yellowknife Heritage Committee municipal art collection, the INAC ‘Artists on Site’ collection, has been supported by the NWT Arts Council, and has been juried in to the Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon show. My work and writing has also been featured in the journal Curated Quilts.

How did you choose your blog name?
Sulicat is an internet handle I’ve been using for ages.

And your online presence again:
@sulicat_north

Thank you Erin for introducing yourself! And remember, give us a shout if YOU want to profiled as well.