Crafts & Hobbies
From the days when proto-humans lashed animal jawbones to sticks and whacked wildebeest-poop slapshots in Olduvai Arena to today's super-high-tech computer-assisted extravaganzas, one by-product of the hockey game has gone unnoticed and untapped. Until now . ..
In 50 Things to ... Read more
In his breakaway bestseller 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick, Peter Manchester transformed the agony of defeated sticks into the thrill of a new creation, with a slap of good humour that kept readers chuckling all the way through the book. Now, with the publication ... Read more
By Diana Rees
With Ronald Rees
Knitting is a booming pastime, enjoying a resurgence of interest, spawning books, movies, a brisk online trade in wool and knitted goods — even trade fairs. In Canada, Cottage Craft has long held a strong reputation for its fine wool, dyed to the palette of the local landscape, ... Read more
Life may be a highway for Tom Cochrane, but for Elizabeth Creith it's a rural road - down which she is probably chasing some escaped sheep. When she picked up an abandoned drop spindle in a house in Toronto, she had no idea where it would lead her.That "where" turned out to ... Read more