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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Yule Log Tote Christmas Ornament

Yule Log Tote Christmas

Christmas evokes nostalgic memories for many of us. This Yule Log Tote ornament may serve as a reminder of cold winter nights, sitting by the fireplace and ‘putting another log on the fire’ as the embers died down. Read more in our Issue 48. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Betty Stokoe Hardanger House […]

Belarusan Nizanka Snowflakes

Belarusan Nizanka Snowflakes

The ancient technique Nizanka was very common in Belarusan lands for making sacral embroidered items such as ‘roushniks’ which played an important role in old rituals and customs. There are two Nizanka stitching rules that meet sacral requirements. The work has no knots, as a knot is considered an obstruction for Good energy. Nizanka stitching […]

Pulled Thread Pastries

Pulled Thread Pastries

Pulled Thread embroidery is based on controlling the tension of stitches made to create a pattern on the fabric. The pulling of the stitches distorts the fabric threads and bringing forward a lace look without cutting fabric threads. The trick with the tension of the stitches is to pull enough to create the pattern without […]

The Beauty of Texture Part 3

The Beauty of Texture Part 3

Here’s Part 3, another exciting instalment of The Beauty of Texture, and all its possibilities and variations smocking can have. This instalment focuses on Arrowhead Smocking. Read more in our Issue 48. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Judith Marquis Amberlane & Amberpetites www.amberlane.ca [email protected]

Gift Card Sweaters

Sweater Gift Card

When I sat down to create this project, I intended to miniaturize an existing pattern. I quickly realized that with sock weight yarn this would be a LOT of knitting, so in the interest of speed and a looming deadline, I opted for double knitting yarn. This pattern mimics the construction steps for a full-size […]