Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mountain Climb Sweater

Mountain Climb Sweater
[columns] [span4] [/span4] [span4] [/span4] [span4] [/span4] [/columns] This beautifully cabled sweater conjures up the days spent climbing mountain tops in the Alps. Make it and wear it to keep you warm throughout the mid seasons. Read more in our Fall 2014 issue. Designed by Anna Stoklosa www.creative-design-art.com/creative-knitting

Artist Profile – Marie-Renée Otis

Le Ruisseau
[hcolumns] [columnhelper col-md-4] [columnhelper col-md-8] [/hcolumns] Marie-Renée Otis: TAPISSERIE À L’AIGUILLE the beginning When I started to embroider, I didn’t have any guidelines. Imagination and creativity were my most important tools. I applied them freely. Early on, I blended metallic yarns to stranded cotton and added beads to the background of my embroidery to ‘light […]

Art Deco Shawl

Jazz Age Shawl
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] This is a very practical small shawl with an Art Deco influence. The shape allows it to stay on your shoulders without pinning or tying. Wear it over a coat or alone as a decorative accent. Ideal for fall. Read more in our Fall 2014 issue. Designed by Denise Powell […]

Amanda McCavour: Drawing the Line

Hands 2007
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis In June of 2007 I dropped in at the Lennox Contemporary Gallery on Ossington Avenue, Toronto, where the director knows my interest in textiles and fibre arts. He told me about a young woman who had been part of the recent York University annual […]

Mountain Joy Cardigan

Mountain Joy Cardigan
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] This is a delicate cardi created with cables and eyelets in the right places. The ribbon adds femininity. The cardi can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Read more in our Fall 2014 issue. Designed by Anna Stoklosa www.creative-design-art.com/creative-knitting

Gingerbread Love Ornaments & Clutch

Gingerbread Love Ornaments

Beauty is in the Details Zakka, in Japanese, means “household goods or many things” referring specifically to hand sewn items for domestic use that improve a home and one’s appearance such as tableware, kitchenware, containers, picture frames, tote bags, simple clothing, and so on. The beauty of Zakka is in the details. You can embellish […]

Holly Berry & White Christmas Kissing Balls

Holly Berry & White Christmas Kissing Balls

In place of mistletoe, make a kissing ball! White Christmas and Holly Berry are the same pattern, but look at the difference colour makes. All in white, White Christmas can be adapted to all home decors, and could be used for weddings and bridal showers. Holly Berry sports a more regal feel. Choose your own […]

The Fantastic 4

The Fantastic 4 Ornaments
[columns] [span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][/columns] Ornaments are fun, easy – and quick! And a great opportunity to try new stitches. Jo has designed 4 different ornaments each revisiting timeless and favourite techniques! The Hardanger ornament, Just Like Snow, has a touch of blackwork worked in blue; The Trelliswork Star is so easy, and a […]

I Heart Hardanger Ornaments

I Heart Hardanger Ornaments
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] This is a clever rendition of a heart shape worked in Hardanger which can be suited to all occasions. Make it and gift it to someone you love for their birthday, special occasion, Christmas, or just because. Make it in their favourite colour, I bet you’ll make them smile. Read more […]