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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Luxurious Facecloths

Luxurious Facecloths
[columns] [span3]   [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][/columns] The theme of this issue is spring cleaning.  When we were setting projects for this issue, we set out to do a trio of dishcloths in a double knitting or sport weight yarn. During the design process we discovered that the yarn we used was better suited to […]

Spring`s Bubbly Bath Duo

Spring`s Bubbly Bath Duo 2
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] Spring is in the air and with spring comes – spring cleaning. After an exhausting day of house beautifying it’s time to relax and beautify you. And what better way than by enjoying a long soak in a bubble-filled bath?  When it’s time to soap up and scrub the day’s cares […]

Hramavik the Thunder Spirit

Hramavik the Thunder Spirit

My Hramavik – Thunder Spirit design is the result of three sources of inspiration: a Belarusan motif pattern, the Trianglepoint stitch technique and the colour palette proposed by A Needle Pulling Thread. A few years ago, I came across a book from our Toronto Guild of Stitchery Library entitled Trianglepoint by Sherlee Lantz1. The technique […]

Corset Fabulous

Corset Fabulous
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] I was approached in February 2010 to take part in Corsets: Fabulous Fashion Accessories*, a fashion show held at the Fall 2010 CreativFestival in Toronto, Ontario. Over the years as a Costume Builder, I have sewn many corsets. The corset fashion show gave me the ideal opportunity to try something different […]

Repurposed Pottery Pin Cushions

Repurposed Pottery Pin Cushions

Nancy has been a crafter since she could hold a pair of scissors. Sewing and needlework became a passion in elementary school. She is a journalist by profession and when assignments take her from her home office, she also takes the time to cruise around thrift stores and find new treasures to re-purpose. She is […]

Rosie Sweater and Hat Set

Rosie Sweater and Hat Set
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] B’Ann Finlay has been knitting as long as she can remember. Her mother, a spinner and weaver and artist of many mediums, taught her to knit at a very young age to keep her busy and out of her paints. B’Ann is a graduate of the Sheridan College Fashion Technique and […]

Star of the day

Star of the Day chair cover
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] When my daughter started kindergarten I enjoyed volunteering in the classroom. It was so much fun working with the students. One day the teacher pointed out a special chair she had chosen to call the “Star of The Day” chair. She explained that each day a student would get a turn […]