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Creativfestival March 11/12 2017 Victoria, BC (was Creative Stitches sewing show)

February 15, 2017

Here is the 2 for 1 admission coupon for the show! You can print and take it with you, or use the code off of it when you register online. Either way, get together with a friend and we'll look forward to seeing you at our booth!
Symbolism in sashiko, some thoughts

January 13, 2017

This is a repeat blog post. With the gift giving (gift making) Christmas season just past, I was thinking about how I stitch meaning and feeling into gifts I make.  Who that means the most to, me or the person I give it to, is hard to say. But then, it probably doesn't matter. Its a win win anyway you think about it :-) How does symbolism in design happen?This is not a researched answer, but I think its likely that women doing this stitching found it more interesting if they based the designs on things that had meaning for them. This would account for why designs that represent the sea and fishing are found on the coastal fishing peoples...

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