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"Superwash" wool or not?

Catherine Malichecq1/21/20

Let's get this straight, "Superwash" is actually a term that comes from English, and it is also the term recommended by Termium - one of the references in translation - in French; it corresponds to the trade name of I.W.S Nominee Co. Ltd., again according to the Government of Canada's...

Corriedale wool

Catherine Malichecq11/26/19

You've probably heard that name? But where does it come from? What are the characteristics of this wool? Why do we use it? These are all questions that we will try to answer.   Above all, this wool takes its name from the breed of sheep that produce it. The...

Ashford's 16 executives table job: a great experience!

Catherine Malichecq11/ 5/19

For the past few weeks, I've been testing the 16 Ashford executives' table craft. This craft is also available in 8 or 4 frames in weaving widths of 40, 60 or 80 cm. These trades are portable (the 16 frames still requires some muscles!), foldable and oh so effective. I...

Take part and get a chance to win a set to create a mural!

Catherine Malichecq10/29/19

  We are pleased to announce the launch of a contest that may allow you to win a starter set that includes a 35 x 25 cm (13 x 9 inch) wooden tapestry frame; a needle to be woven Wire for the chain two tekapo 12-stranded wool balls and Ashford...

Next order from son Maurice Brassard and Sons Inc. and Leclerc on December 1, 2019

Catherine Malichecq10/22/19

For the direct sale of Maurice Brassard-son Inc.'s sons, we will apply new terms of sale as of the December 1, 2019 order: - 5% off all your catalog thread orders regardless of the amount. - 5% off Leclerc products. Orders are to be withdrawn from our offices in Ville...

Texsolv smooths: a good choice?

Catherine Malichecq10/16/19

Texsolv smooths are not very common in Quebec — probably because the vast majority of the crafts made there offer, by default, metal needles with one exception. Unknown, they do not always have good press and yet they have significant advantages. For some, they even surpass the metal smoothers...

Welcome to the Weaves and File store!

Catherine Malichecq9/14/19

     The Tisse et File boutique is the result of a logical journey: that of a passion for art in general, textile arts in particular, and of the random encounter of life with weaving. We will share with you, as we discover it, products, patterns, knowledge, touching on...