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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. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

WIP Wednesday #337 @TN&TN

It's that time of the week again, please share with us!

Other things to look forward to: Quilt Canada opens in Vancouver in just one more month. Yes, I'm a titch excited. 

ALSO! On Friday come back here as we have a profile of Erin Suliak, of Yellowknife, NWT. Erin is a self professed "fibre obsessed northern dork" and we are looking forward to introducing her to all of you. 

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).

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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, April 24, 2018

WIP Wednesday #336 @TN&TN

Spring spring spring! The glorious sunshine and warmth. I can see fabric colours more clearly and I have so many ideas for new projects. How about you? 

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, April 17, 2018

WIP Wednesday #335 @TN&TN

I'm working hard this week to profile a fantastic fibre artist for Feature Friday next week. I'm enjoying learning more about this artist and I can't wait to share her with you next week. If YOU want to be profiled, just leave a comment or shoot me an email and we'll sort that out. 

In the mean time...

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, April 10, 2018

WIP Wednesday #334 @TN&TN

I sewed, I sewed! I had THREE whole days off in a row recently and was giddy with possibilities. I made more blocks for my bed quilt, I pieced a batting for a long WIP and got it quilted! Just a bit more binding to go and that one will be done. 

What have you been up to this week? 

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, April 3, 2018

WIP Wednesday #333 @TN&TN

Happy SPRING, happy Easter, happy Passover, just be happy!!

I have a nutso, busy week this week but on the weekend, I get to sew. I am giddy with delight and the possibilities.

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, March 27, 2018

WIP Wednesday #332 @TN&TN

I love looking through the variety of projects each week! So many styles and stages of progress. And I always want more, so...

But first a quick mea culpa. I haven't said specifically that this link up is for Canadians only, but that was the original intention, and still is. 

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, March 20, 2018

WIP Wednesday #331 @TN&TN

Fun fun fun, what are you working on right now? 

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, March 13, 2018

WIP Wednesday #330 @TN&TN

Such a variety of projects linked last week, thanks everyone! What do you have for me this week?

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, March 6, 2018

WIP Wednesday #329 @TN&TN

It's been a while now since we profiled a fabulous and interesting Canadian textile artist and we'd like to change that! If you know someone interesting please send us an email. And it is completely fine to tell us all about you. Any textile art form is awesome, so don't be shy! Share your favourite folks with all of us!

Go here to see artists previously profiled. And in the mean time...

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!