Mask Making Time

Mask Making Time

With the scourge of this awful virus and as a senior I’m hunkered down at home with my senior other half but thinking of ways to still be in the world. I’m so appreciative of the work the frontline workers are doing and also the mail person, grocery clerks, cleaners, delivery truck drivers and all…

Machine Knitting Explained
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Machine Knitting Explained

I have been a machine knitter for 36 years, my Mum worked on a knitting machine back in the ’60’s in England…they were invented in 1589…but it’s either not known about (‘knitting machine???’ blank look…crickets) or thought of as cheating because I’m not using two conventional needles..I’m using 100. I have knit on knitting needles…

Movie Night

Movie Night

For the last few years we have held Movie Night in our living room for friends and neighbours…we can squeeze about six in. We’ve been through old Hollywood, new releases, Film Noir, car chases, James Bond and some foreign films with subtitles. We will have popcorn and wine or soda…maybe chocolates and at Christmastime we…

Escape…

Escape…

“Oh, to be in EnglandNow that April’s there,” Robert Browning wrote in his poem ‘Home Thoughts from Abroad’. We took this in school when I was a girl in England and I remember how delightful it was when our English teacher talked to us about it and told us about folk in the 1800’s travelling…

1982

1982

Sounds strange to be talking about a year so long ago but one major thing happened…I established Carolyn M. Barnett Designs. Yes, I walked down University Avenue in Toronto and registered that name…I was going to call my business Jumpers which is what a sweater is in my original homeland – England…but thought better of…

Watercolours

Watercolours

Now that my shows are all done for the year and I’m taking some time for myself I find I’m trying to straighten out my studio or mopping my kitchen floor. I’ve done these tasks and more and the results are not really long-lasting…I have to do it all over again…so I decided it was…