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What to say about our new issue? Pay attention to the details! Details abound and enhance projects taking them from really nice to super special. Take the Purple Cornflower Quilt for example. You'll find loving words like family, love, happiness etc. We encourage you to machine embroider your favourite words across the petals and leaves. Two extraordinary teapot cozies worth taking notice of, one sewn and the other crocheted. This isn't all. There are quilted projects to make using appliqué, free motion quilting, and adding details a little out of the ordinary. Adding bling to our knitted projects, and making the Eggli Vest for a feeling of versatility, wear it 2 ways! Make the Nutcracker Tree in time for Christmas - using only black floss and a little metallic thread for stars. AND we showcase two fascinating women in the world of quilting: Lise Belanger and Galla Grotto. Don't miss their extraordinary pieces of fibre art! You know there's more in this issue...get it, enjoy it!
You may have guessed this Red and White issue of A Needle Pulling Thread is a beautiful compilation of ideas to commemorate Canada's very special birthday. Between quilts and knit wear, there are 10 projects created in our patriotic colours, however, project ideas are eternal, once they are suggested you can modify these to suit your favourite colours and decor scheme. 2017 has been for me a year of knitting shawls, it just happened this way, and by synchronicity Cynthia MacDougall designed the Double Horseshoe Wedding Shawl for this issue. This is an appropriate culmination to her posts on KNITmuch.com where she reviewed Fibra Natura's Flax Lace and designed the Knitted Lace Stole for the bridesmaids or mother of the bride, you can get the pattern to it in her Flax lace yarn makes this exquisite knitted lace stole perfect for weddings post. In the same vein of exploring the Flax Lace yarn, crochet designer Ruth Forbes designed a delicately textured crocheted tank top that can so easily be dressed up or down, but it will always be very elegant. Finally, follow the journey of one artist who transformed a wedding dress bought at a thrift store into a fairy tale prom dress for her daughter Josephine. Make & Be Happy indeed, enjoy the issue.
The theme of this spring issue is using scraps and you'll be stunned at the amount of techniques covered in this stellar issue. See 4 ways to create captivating quilt blocks using foundation piecing, string piecing, paper piecing and curved piecing, using step by step pictures to show you these rather easy quilting techniques, that offer a lot of punch! Explore all 8 sensational quilting projects. Furthermore see how to make a charming rug using rare crochet stitches that looked layered! Knit the Woven Transverse Twill pattern to add real interest to your knitting projects using scraps. In My Heart is a gorgeous cross stitched heart that will inspire you to use your creativity to finish cross stitch projects to really make them your own. And did I tell you? Audrey Hepburn is in this issue too...check it out! There's so much more!
In this winter issue, we take the blah out of frosty scenes and add sparkle and hot colours! You'll find several exciting quilts that explore several quilting techniques such as: making a free motion quilted Zentangle Self Portrait, making a Quillow, try an easy way to make the stain glass effect, play with half square triangles using different intensities of printed pattern fabrics, and how to pair up stenciling and machine embroidery. Then warm up your wardrobe with 2 Fair Isle sweaters, a child's crochet cardi with bobbles and vines, and the exquisite trio of winter accessories using the sparkling bead knitting. There's so much more...including 3 cozy cushion tops using punchneedle, smocking, and Swedish weaving. Stay warm this winter!
The day the weather cools down, our hands are inspired to get busy. Our Fall 2016 issue is the solution to keep you inspired and in love with your favourite needle craft. Don't miss a full tutorial on Small Batch Ice Dyeing - you'll want to make your own printed fabric. Aside from the projects, we explore techniques like English Paper Piecing, machine embroidery, using the Brother ScanNCut, and using specialty quilting rulers. Then join us for an adventure on discovering Mystic Knitting - something we can all identify with. Included in this hot issue, are decorating ideas for the Thanksgiving season and you'll want to get started on. Get Christmas ready with the special Christmas cross stitched project: Jasperware Wedgewood Nativity Ornaments. All this is just the tip of the iceberg...
In this issue, we’ve picked the freshest and zaniest fruit for you to enjoy making in the summer. We’ve included the juiciest colours, the sweetest designs, and techniques that are ripe for helping you improve your needlework skills and discover new ones. Here are a couple of cool things to try: vintage stitches using the sewing machine, making the most of printed fabric in a quilt, sewing a stitching portfolio, needle storage solution including a pattern for a knitted circular needle organizer, a knitted lacework baby blanket, 3D crochet, funny cross stitched baby bibs, and you know there’s so much more. Enjoy exploring a great issue! Enjoy your summer!
Let's herald the end of our winter slumber with fresh and floral spring projects! Embrace all that is floral using many techniques to achieve stunning needlework projects. It's essential to your needlework skill set to know the techniques included in this issue including machine embroidery tips, curved piecing, quilting with denim and quilting cotton, 3D knitting, and colouring with thread, to name a few. Also, don't miss our essential guide to knitting needles, and a step by step tutorial on how to make your own purse - it's easier than you think. Enjoy spring, enjoy this new issue!
It's been 10 glorious years featuring all crafts in every issue of ANPTmag! This issue celebrates 10 years with some of the greatest projects that reflect the fall and winter season, including some of the most exquisite sweaters, shawls and ornaments perfect for the holidays ahead! There are 4 exquisite shawls to make, one for every activity, dressing up for a party, walking in the woods or just for lounging around the house when the weather is cold outside. Don't miss on making the 9-patch re-vamped quilt, so easy to make you'll want to make one in every colour-way... perhaps give a few away as gifts. Plus, I've included must-make accessories like a poncho, scarf and hat set, socks for yourself or for gift-giving. Add panache to your holiday decor with our exceptional Halloween and Christmas ornaments and needlework galore that spell out I LOVE stitching! Get the 10th Anniversary issue today and join the celebration in stitches with these great seasonal projects!
Summer, summer, I love you! Summer shines on all that we do, our hearts are light and happy times roll. Our summer issue is all about making things that we can take to a day at the beach like quilts and bags. There are 5 different kinds of bags to sew, crochet, knit - you don't want to miss these! Knit up a gorgeous lacy cover up you can almost use as an evening dress. And what about an easy and quick-to-knit-up summer shell that keeps the sun shining well into the evening? Gotta make it! Every magnificent project in this issue spells out SUMMER! Also, in this issue is the big reveal of the Quilt Challenge, see these quilts and read about the 7 ways to incorporate design elements in your future quilts! Let the sun shine on!
It's light, bright and beautiful! Our spring issue is not to be missed, filled with projects that reflect the soft and tender colors of spring. Make quilts and banners that celebrate waking up from winter's slumber, and gets you ready for the season with adorable knit and crochet items. Learn about useful techniques and tools to accomplish the projects with ease. Also not to be missed, is Cynthia's MacDougall's Seams Important - a comprehensive article with pictures about the different types of seams when finishing your knitting project. Learn which seams to use on your knit project that will make you look like the professional knitter you always dreamed to be.
This issue is chock-full of heartwarming projects you don’t want to miss! The one thing all projects have in common is to warm up the winter season, and your heart! A quilted checkerboard and other toasty quilts are only a portion of the projects included in this winter issue. Start now, make scarves, mug rugs, cowls, hats, sweaters and a teapot cozy, to mention a few from the plethora of stitching ideas for gift giving. It’s never too early to start!
Inspired by the desire to relax and rejuvenate, this Summer issue has projects that are perfect for taking a day-off from your busy schedule. Easy projects to keep your fingers happy throughout the summer all the while keeping it simple. Make them for yourself, and even better, for someone in need of comfort. You won't want to miss the beautiful beach cover ups and so many more stitching projects in this issue.
This spring issue is the sweetest collection for everything baby! Get the cutest ideas for baby quilts, blankets, sweater sets, mobiles, and accessories to decorate the baby’s room. Read about what to watch for and consider when quilting and knitting for babies. As usual, it includes instructions and gorgeous pictures.
This Festive issue I propose over 50 ornaments to make for the holidays, and for the special people on your Christmas list. Ornaments are quick little projects that contain so much love when they're made and given away. They take up little room, and are cherished forever. It's a great opportunity to use up your remnants, bits, and left overs... Attach a heartfelt note to your ornament, and it can quickly dress up a gift box or bag!
- Learn how to convert a cross stitch pattern into a quilt!
- All about binding a quilt
- How to wash woollies and other textiles
- How to make flowers out of ribbons
- Finding the right beading thread for your projects
- And all about sewing notions!
- Make the hidden secrets quilt and play eye-spy!
- Make beaded earrings
- Make your own buttons
- Make a necklace out of tarn (what is tarn?…)
- Crochet toe up and cuff down socks
- Knit 2 lace pattern socks
- Knit a beret inspired by architecture
- Crazy quilt and embroider a bear