Monthly Archives: May 2017

Spring Curves

Spring Curves Pattern

Let your inhibitions go with this free form curved piecing technique. Before you begin with your masterpiece, you may find it helpful to practice the methodology using some scrap fabrics to perfect the technique. Try using different widths for the curved pieces, you may prefer to make the pieces a consistent width from top to […]

Odds and Ends Tags

As stitchers, we always have leftovers. There is fabric and threads that remain after a project and there’s not enough for another project. This project involves using up those leftovers. They can be a gift tag, Christmas ornament (small enough and flat to fit inside a card), key tag, etc. You can put them back […]

Oakville Fibre Artists

For Oakville

The Oakville Fibre Artists group was created in 2011 for the purpose of bringing together fibre artists to share studio space. Award winning artists and those with a passion for everything fibre share contemporary and traditional ideas for exploring surface design. Our group’s inspirational atmosphere aims to nurture the individual artist. Read more in our […]


Over the years designer Jo Gatenby has collected sayings and quotes from a number of people – many of whom are celebrities. If you’re familiar with Jo’s work, you know she has used many of these quotes in a variety of designs, but this one is the first in this style – with the attributed […]

Serene Rug

Serene Rug Pattern

Unlike the canvas artist who can mix colours as required, I rely on yarn manufacturers for tones, shades and tints for my work. In 1979, yarns with such beautiful gradation were available and I created items with a liveliness that danced right out of my hands. Hence, the Serene Rug. Read more in our Spring […]

Something from (Almost) Nothing

Something from (Almost) Nothing Pattern

When you’ve been a knitter for a while, you usually develop a stash of leftover yarns; half a ball of this, a few dozen meters of that – too much to throw away, but not enough for a new project. My usual solution to this is to make hats! Some go to friends and family, […]

Take-a-Long Blue Tote

Tak-a-Long Blue Tote

One of the characteristics of crochet is the ability to form a tight weave in a myriad of decorative stitches, which are useful when making practical items such as totes and bags of all kinds. Read more in our Spring 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Michele Wilcox, Red Heart www.redheart.com

The Scrap Buster Tote

The Scrap Buster Tote Pattern

If you’re a quilter I’m pretty sure you have scraps! Totes are ideal for scrap-busting. Actually, totes are one of those projects that can be done in a morning or afternoon, depending on your sewing and quilting abilities. Not that there’s any rush, but totes are great last minute gifts that can make family and […]