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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Half Dark Half Light

Half Dark Half Light

Transitions are a common occurrence in life that require movement from one state to another, sometimes abruptly, sometimes with planned steps. Often transitions demand a re-examination of self, our beliefs, renewed focus on the things that matter or ponderings such as the meaning of life, the life hereafter and so much more. Although transitions are […]

The Slow Stithing Movement and the Running Stitch

The Slow Stithing Movement and the Running Stitch

Do you remember the world before the Internet? What did we do before screens, tablets and phones? I remember growing up with books instead of TVs and tablets; walking to the bookstore and stopping at the bakery to buy a pastry (or two); taking the train to go downtown which gave me time to daydream […]

Pulled Thread Pastries Part 2

Pulled Thread Pastries Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this elegant Pulled Thread Pastries Series. This series explores pulled thread embroidery using the basic little cushion samples to give you a good idea of what is required to accomplish each varied stitch. It also explores making a sampler which is limitless in its creative possibilities. Make it larger for […]

Pavouk Talisman

Pavouk Talisman

The idea of the stitched Pavouk came from the 3 dimensional straw ornament that’s very popular in Belarus. The word pavouk means ‘a spider’. Salamiany Pavouk, straw Pavouk, is one of the oldest Belarusan talismans. Because of its shape, it’s considered a sacred item, and the process used to craft it, is believed to repeat […]

Sari Ribbon Scarflette

Sari Ribbon Scarflette

An easy-to-knit scarflette is the perfect rainy-day project. It can be easily started and finished in an afternoon. Cosy up on the couch, put on a favourite movie and by the time the credits roll, you will have a beautiful wardrobe accessory. The silk is soft to wear and its insulating properties will keep you […]

Falling Leaves Fingerless Mittens

Falling Leaves Fingerless Mittens

Each mitt is knit as a square from one corner to the opposite corner, with reverse stockinette stitch surrounding an embossed leaf in the lower half of the unit, a row of eyelets through the middle, and alternating stockinettestitch and reverse stockinette stitch ribbing above. The garter stitch rows feature a yarn over increase at […]