About Us

We publish works about Canadian arts, crafts and creativity, with a focus on fibre and textiles.

Do you have to be Canadian to enjoy what we do? Absolutely not. Fibre- and textile arts have rich local histories and contemporary practices throughout the world. We love learning about them all, and we suspect you do, too. We hope you will enjoy exploring what’s being made in Canada by folks across this vast land – both those whose ancestors have been here all along and those who came during or after colonization.

 

Photo of Kate Atherley: a white woman with grown hair and fringe, wearing glasses, a black shirt, and an orange scarf.

Kate Atherley: Co-Founder, CFO and COO

Kate is an internationally known knitting teacher, designer, author and editor. She has written or co-authored nine books, and her focus in all her work is the empowerment of knitters, illuminating both the methods and mechanics of the craft. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, professional experience in software development, technical writing and usability, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She also works as an editor and technical editor, helping other designers and authors bring their work into the world. In 2020, she co-founded Nine Ten Publications and its flagship online magazine, Digits & Threads. Kate lives in Toronto, ON, with her husband and their rescue dog, Winnie.

 Kim Werker head shot: a white woman with greying dark-brown hair and glasses, wearing a black top and a jewel-tone scarf.

Kim Werker: Co-Founder & Publisher

Over her eighteen-year career in crafts and publishing Kim has written or co-authored seven books and edited countless others; founded, run and sold an online crochet magazine; served as editor of Interweave Crochet magazine; and spoken and taught at conferences across North America. Eventually she realized that working in craft publishing is her professional dream, with values of sustainability, equity, inclusion and diversity at the centre of her work. In 2020, Kim co-founded Nine Ten Publications and its flagship online magazine, Digits & Threads. Kim lives in Vancouver, BC, where she weaves, experiments with natural pigments she forages around her neighbourhood, and tweets photos of her family’s ridiculous dog.