New! Ennea will begin publishing in issue format again this fall! Next issue will be published late November or December 2014. Our focus for this issue will be colourwork, in the form of mosaic...
ennea : spin. knit. weave.
by Terri Peña This is a cake I have been eating for more decades than I care to admit. The recipe comes straight from my Grandma Lou and is one of those dishes that...
by Terri Peña I was gifted a book titled Ritzy Rhubarb Secrets: Rhubarb Recipes by the Good Cooks in the Litchville Area of North Dakota. This little spiral book book is 125 pages of...
by Terri Peña Shrubs are an old-fashioned beverage that were once all the rage in England, where they were used for their “medicinal and revitalizing” qualities. Last summer, on the verge of extinction, shrubs...
by Terri Peña After a long, dark winter, seeing bright red rhubarb at the market brings a smile to my face. It is a sign that spring really will arrive, and soon. Rhubarb is...
First off, I really like the format of this ebook! It comes on a flash drive in its own little storage tin. This is a great way to keep it stored securely and also will help to keep it from getting lost in the fray of electronic gadgets and USB drives and other paraphernalia we all seem to cart around with us these days.
When I think back over the years about all the different little gizmos I’ve used to mark stitches in a pinch, I realized I was forced to be pretty imaginative. I would use anything that would hold a stitch or slip over my needles; plastic bread closures, twisty ties, lengths of contrasting yarn, safety pins, paper clips, straws cut to size, even cheerios (and yes they held up just as badly as you’d think). I decided to explore and experiment with a multitude of objects that would not only be functional stitch markers but would be sturdy, a bit outside the box, hold some intrigue, and burst with fun vibrant colors. [...]
So, I’m planning to weave up some plain-weave two-colour scarves for an artisan show I’m involved in at the end of November. Combining two separate colours together in my mind from what I have around the studio in cottons and/or cotton-linen (one colour for the warp, one for the weft, keeping it simple) led me to reviewing the Color Grid, by Gail Callahan. [...]
The big Brie that is carried by Costco is the perfect choice for this appetizer. If you do not have a Costco nearby, smaller Bries can be individually wrapped and placed in the fire.
As a teenager, I spent most weekends at the beach, gathered around a bonfire with friends. The city where I now live does not allow fires on the beach, but my children still have memories of gathering around the fire.
Soup may seem an odd choice for a summer menu, but when you have been outside all day and the sun starts to set, a warm soup is exactly what you need to fend off an evening chill while feeding a body that has been swimming or hiking all day.
Once the sun has set and it is time for dessert, the kids are going to want to make s’mores, but what about the grown-ups?
A hearty dip perfect for crackers. [...]
A soup perfect for the last days of winter when the winter vegetables are about done and the spring vegetables have not yet made an appearance. [...]
Parmesan Crips look fancy, but are dead easy to make. Serve them along side any soup, even on a week night, for an impressive presentation. [...]
When it comes to fresh vegetables this can be the most trying month of the year. Food is not the only thing between seasons, the weather is hard to gauge as well. [...]
Weavers fall in love with looms the way knitters become swept away by an amazing line of yarns or the way spinners need to add just one more spindle or wheel to their collection. There is something simply irresistible about having access to a carefully made resource that is beautiful and functional and supports maximum expression in a fiber craft. [...]
I was asked by the Jordana Paige sales rep to review their newest bag offering, the Cézanne Bag. The bag retails for $119.00US and is the first bag in their line to be produced by a new manufacturer.
There is a creative spark from the maker’s hand that is evident in handspun yarn. This spark can be highlighted in a very unique way through hand-weaving.
These mittens are worked from cuff to fingertip, in the round, and feature a stranded colourwork pattern. They have a more rounded top than is usual, but are otherwise designed in the traditional Norwegian mitten style.
This winter accessory was inspired by the summertime hay meadows of the northern Pennines in England. The slopes are dotted with stone barns (represented by the Faroese seed pattern on the palms) and myriad blooming wildflowers. [...]