ReMatriate: Canadian First Nations Women taking control back over their “visual identity.”

By way of my research into feminized craft, I am grateful to have became aware of the important work being done by a brilliant, creative, and powerful group of Indigenous women from across Canada, they identify under the lable ReMatriate. Please consider sharing their important work on social media widely. #ReMatriate #IndigenousWomen #IndigenousCultures#LivingOffTheLand #ReMatriation The followingContinue reading “ReMatriate: Canadian First Nations Women taking control back over their “visual identity.””

Reaching back to hold the present

My grandmother Ruby Sercerchi was determined, intelligent, gifted and loving. She died of ALS when I was in middle-school. The first thing that I remember her loosing to that ruthless disease was the dexterity required of her hands to practice in her knitting. I have talked about my grandmother before in this blog and mentioned her workContinue reading “Reaching back to hold the present”

Researcher Believes to Have Discovered Fossils* of Women’s Handcrafts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Breaking news out of Canada. January 26, 2015 Researcher/Maker Danielle Hogan has discovered fossils* believed to further validate the longevity, prevalence and historical value of women’s handcrafts. See photos below. *Disclaimer, all “fossils” discovered in Hogan’s oven January 2015.

YAY! They are off!

Dear Friends, Thank you for your words of encouragement these past months as I have ‘blogged’ my way through the making/writing of my Literature Comprehensive exam ( thanks to you especially Dad! xo). I am happy to report that they (the handmade USB stick packages) have now officially been delivered/mailed! It is my sincerest hopeContinue reading “YAY! They are off!”

A knit timeline of my personal influences, revelations, and creations in craft

This timeline will go at the front of the written portion of my literature review to demonstrate my personal influences. A visual read of this time line begins is in the bottom left corner with a pink sweater-set, knit by my maternal grandmother Ruby Sercerchi, through the many pieces which I inspired me as IContinue reading “A knit timeline of my personal influences, revelations, and creations in craft”

My intention is to suggest many evolving narratives within the literature review quilt.

A few months back my mother gifted me two hankies that belonged to my paternal grandmother. One is cream with matching coloured embroidery around the edges, and the second is a light yellow with the same design of embroidery around each side in a lavender colour. For the longest time, I had no idea whatContinue reading “My intention is to suggest many evolving narratives within the literature review quilt.”