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50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick

By Peter Manchester

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 . ..

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Fabulous Fabrications from Busted Hockey Gear

By Peter Manchester

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

Grace Helen Mowat and the Making of Cottage Craft

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

Shepherd in Residence

By Elizabeth Creith

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