Issue #16 is perfectly suited to this time of year—full of inspiration to fuel the feathering of your nest. In #16, we look to techniques, traditions and styles of other centuries and other histories to influence in fresh ways. The tintype is revitalized, embroidered samplers speak volumes, old factories, warehouses and hospitals foster new creative communities. Old-fashioned hard work is celebrated with stylish nods to workwear and peasant garb; the straw broom is an emblem of honouring tradition. With knitting, knotting and needlework, we stay busy and cozy in our home sweet homes.