Issue 16, Winter 2013

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Dear Readers,

The start of a new year is often cause for reflection. What can we learn from the year gone by? What would we like to do differently? Are we wiping the slate clean or holding on to the past? 

This issue of UPPERCASE marks four years of our quarterly magazine. With sixteen issues in my own archive of experience, there is much to learn—from appreciating both the successes and the missteps. Moving forward is a balance of staying true to one’s past while embracing the challenges of change. 

Astute readers may notice a significant difference in this issue. The interior paper has been upgraded to a 100% post-consumer stock. Though costly, having an environmentally responsible paper is in line with the founding principles of the magazine. Now, with a print run 10 times that of the launch issue, each issue requires considerable resources. By switching papers, we save the equivalent of 92 trees per issue!

The content themes in this edition of  UPPERCASE are about looking back—and staying in. Techniques, traditions and styles of other centuries and other histories 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.

 

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CONTENTS

SNIPPETS

Abecedary
Stitching and Thread
Compiled by 
Amy Barickman

Blog Beautiful
13Threads
by Hazel L. Terry

Beginnings
Quilter Luke Haynes
by Adrienne Breaux

Creature
Bird Nests
by Glen Dresser
photo by Sharon Beals

FINE PRINT

Library
Nesting
by Nikki Sheppy

Ephemera
Vintage Etiquette for Now
by Scott Linder

Snapshot
The Tintype Revivalists
by Carolyn Fraser
photos by Niniane Kelley,
Robert Go and Craig Tuffin

Business
Building Community 
When You Work Solo
by Rena Tom

Lesson
Life Refocused
by Meghan Davidson

ART & DESIGN

Type
Sideshow Sign Company
by Jennifer Kennard
photos by Gregg Roth,
Hollis Bennett 
and Luke Stockdale

Illustration
Kind Soles
by Julia Rothman

Julia Rothman
by Mignon Khargie

Collection
Do Not Disturb Tags
by Caroline Buijs

Sketchbook
Koti
Illustrated by 
Emmi Jormalainen

Design
Aaron Draplin
by Brendan Harrison

PLACES/SPACES

Studio
Konstepidemin
by Nana Håkansson
photos by Camilla Engman

Places
Wychwood Barns
by Christina Crook
photos by Janine Vangool

Creative Careers
Makalé Faber-Cullen
interview by Janine Vangool
photos by Alice Gao

Field Trip
The Old American 
Can Factory
photos by Alice Gao

Talent
Abi-Haus: 
Delectable Lettering
by Amanda Spielman
photos by Wade Griffith 
and Nil Santana

 

Curiosity
Home Free
by Heather Setka
photos by Kerianne Sproule

History
Roma
by Holly Hutchinson

Scrapbook
Gramps
by Amy Jean Rowan

CRAFT

 

Textiles
Rosemary Milner
text and photos
by Jas Chi Ying Tang

Stitch
Samplers
by Holly Hutchinson

Material
The Maine Thread Company
text and photos
by Martin Connelly

Guide
A Random Compendium
of Knitting and Knotting

Cover Artist
Debbie Smyth

W.I.P.S.
Deanne Fitzpatrick
by Vinciane de Pape

STYLE

Wardrobe
Pleasantly Peasant
Illustrated by Kelly Lasserre

Accessory
Brooms
by Brendan Harrison

Stylist
There’s No Place
Like Home
by A.B. Chao
photos by Victoria Smith

Frugal & Fancy
Sonya Darrow
by Linzee Kull McCray
photos by
Heather Atkinson

Fashion
Old Town Clothing
by Jas Chi Ying Tang

Kitchen
Beginnings
story and photos
by Tara O’Brady

Recipe
Maple Olive Oil
Banana Bread
by Tara O’Brady

Hobby
Full Steam Ahead
by Correy Baldwin

MISC.

 

Peeps

Subscriber Profiles

Covet
Home Is
by Andrea Jenkins