• FACTS Blyth,  Natural dyes,  Pattern Recreation

    Huron Wristers Kits now available for online purchase

    Hi, everyone! Just a quick update on the Huron Wristers Kits… the kits are now available for purchasing through the FACTS online store: https://factsblyth.ca/shop/ Inspired by a pair of historical gloves from the textile collection of the Huron County Museum, the Huron Wristers pattern features a recreation of the colourwork pattern from the original museum gloves. The kit is a unique reflection of the natural resources, history, and creativity found in Huron County. The wristers are fingerless mitts perfect for working on computers, devices and outdoor activities when you need your fingers free. The kit is $45 and includes 1 hank (100 grams) of off-white, undyed wool; 2 smaller hanks…

  • Knitting,  museum reproduction,  Natural dyes,  Needlework History,  Stitching Inspiration

    Stitch some history with the Colours of Huron

    They are done! My very first knitting kit is all put together and ready to be delivered! The Huron Wrister Kit, inspired by history & featuring the ‘Colours of Huron’, will be able at FACTS in Blyth on Friday for the FACTS Forest Exhibit Opening! And, the Huron County Museum will have a small number available for sale on Saturday. It’s so exciting to be able to work with FACTS and Steele Wool Farm on this creative fibre collaboration and to have the encouragement of the Huron County Museum. Planning the Huron Wrister Kit The origin and inspiration for the Huron Wrister lays with the historic textiles in the collection of the…