Monthly Archives: November 2017

Le Petit Chapeau Rouge

Le Petit Chapeau Rouge (The Little Red Hat) art quilt was inspired by a visit to the California Redwoods. The mosaic background is a technique developed by Gloria Loughman, but I used my own method of application by stitching everything with a walking foot and a fine nylon thread. I hand dyed the background fabric […]

Joining In

In the last issue (Summer 2017), I gave a photo step-by-step of two methods of joining yarn. The butt join is one that’s very commonly used, and the magic knot is one I included as an example – it’s not one I would use or recommend. In this issue, my photo-torial continues with three more […]

The Shooting Star Wrap

Shooting Star is a fun little decorative scarf that you can throw on to add a little bling to an outfit. The tail of the shooting star is knitted with some sections done only in the sequined carry along, giving an open, gauzy effect. It would make a perfect present for any stargazing friends! Read […]

The Nutcracker Tree

Over the years designer Jo Gatenby has admired the various stylized Christmas trees that so many artists and designers have come up with, whirls and swirls, words and themes, and wanted to try her hand at creating her own. A long-time lover of the Nutcracker Ballet, when she saw another artist’s version of this tree, […]

Sweet Begonia

This delicate piece of embroidered begonia was initially designed using variegated threads, which takes the work out of shading. In these instructions are the colours that should be staggered to give the variegated effect. Feel free to use variegated threads, so you can focus on the stitching. Sweet Begonia uses the general techniques for long […]

Owen Owl

Whooo is Owen? He’s an ornament providing a lot of satisfaction when decorating for the fall season. He packs a lot of needlework skills worked on a small canvas area. Whooo-nderful idea for gift-giving. Read more in our Issue 45. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Carolyn Mitchell [email protected]

Autumnal Tea Pot Cozy and Mat

Add a little pizzazz to your afternoon teatime with matching tea cozies and mat sets. The cozies are a perfect fit for your favourite Brown Betty teapots and the mats are a nice complement to your table. Read more in our Issue 45. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Ruth I. Forbes www.nanaruth.com [email protected]