Wednesday, March 19

tags + labels for TARO crochet

For a little over a month now, I've been hooked on crocheting.

It started with the desire to make myself a cowl. On the spur of the moment, while visiting my mom, I asked her to teach me how to crochet. She did, and the next thing I knew I was crocheting cowls for two straight weeks, probably one a day.

I'm delighted to say that I love doing it. I especially like using soft, wool-blend, thick and chunky yarn. And oh, the colours! I partly made so many cowls just to see them in so many different colours. Not only are they beautiful but they really do keep you warm. While I was knee-deep in cowl-making, the temperatures here in Toronto were unkind. Freezing rain, snow, and wind chills in the forecast made me giddy and looking forward to cowl-wearing weather!

In the midst of taking up this new-found interest, I started an Instagram account to document the goings-on of it all. And in doing that, I started to get orders for the cowls. And because of that, I decided to create a name for the work that I was making and designed and printed tags/labels to send out with the orders. It's been a whirlwind of making and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

The cowls are made to order and I'm still slowly adding more colours to line. And because of that, I'm taking the time to crochet rather than to set-up an online ordering system. For now, folks are ordering through the TARO Instagram feed and by emailing me at taromakes[at]gmail[dot]com.


Tuesday, March 18

Thank you to those who've signed up for the lino printing workshop with Ligatures YYZ. Looking forward to meeting you all this Sunday!


Wednesday, March 5

lino printing workshop with ligatures yyz

I'm happy to say that I'll be a part of Ligatures very first workshop on linoleum carving and printing! It's happening this month and I'll be hosting with Christopher Rouleau, one of the three extraordinary partners of Ligatures. What also makes this workshop extra special is that it'll be taking place at the charming Coach House Books in downtown Toronto and with the help of our friend, Kevin King, proofs of the linos will be printed on a Vandercook press! To join in on the fun, please see the Ligatures blog and for RSVP details.


Tuesday, March 4

calling cards for andrew

Calling cards for Kitchener, Ontario artist Andrew McKay


Friday, February 14

save-the-date for Jeannette + Jon

Sweet and simple save-the-dates for Jeannette and Jon.
I'm always happy to print pink and grey together!