Redwork berries have historical roots
Redwork berries have historical roots
Traditionally, red work embroidery uses just one or two types of stitches for the entire piece, making it a perfect introduction to embroidery for young artisans. But this form of embroidery is eternal, even the experts will enjoy its meditative powers. Nancy Devine nancywhiskeynancyo.blogspot.com
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Simply Redwork
Simply Redwork
Follow Erla Wilson as she explains the history of redwork and highlights its charm in this fun picnic table cloth. Templates provided and loose instructions on how to make the table cloth once the redwork is done. Designed by Erla Wilson Country Garden 905.772.3757 [email protected]
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Bluebird Birth Announcement
Bluebird Birth Announcement
Judith Marquis designed this free style embroidery using stitches like bullion stitch, colonial knots, French knots, fly stitch, stem stitch, to name a few. You can add to it by filling in more of the smocked piece. Designed by Judith Marquis www.amberlane.ca
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Redwork for Canada
Redwork for Canada
What a charming way to commemorate Canada 150, using surface embroidery stitches, cross stitch and redwork to complete this keepsake. Designed by Maria E. Gollek www.marnicdesigns.com
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Sarcasm and Wine
Sarcasm and Wine
Taking a cue from the old saying, Jo Gatenby puts a twist to it to reflect what could a reality at times… fun to cross stitch and hang on your wall for a daily dose of humour. Designed by Jo Gatenby [email protected]
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Cupid's Choice Camisole
Cupid’s Choice Camisole
Worked up with Universal Yarns' Flax Lace this is a delicious summer top to crochet. Intricate lace stitches makes this an elegant top to wear in summer weather. Dress it up, dress it down. Designed by Ruth I. Forbes www.nanaruth.com [email protected]
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Celebration Tulip Cowl
Celebration Tulip Cowl
Inspired by the Canada 150 Tulip this is an extraordinary cowl. It starts by creating 3 triangles using the garter tab cast on, joining these together, then knitting the cabled part of the cowl and then the edge of the cable piece is sewn to the joined triangles. Designed by Jacqueline Grice KnitswissYarns www.KnitswissYarns.com Ravelry: Knitswiss
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Victorian Camisole
Victorian Camisole
This feminine top is perfect for summer weather, knit up with Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport, it will keep you cool and pretty all day long. Fitted knit with lacework on the armscye, neckline and bottom edge, can also be worn with a light skirt for an elegant evening out. Designed by Denise Powell [email protected] Ravelry: Doctor Knit
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Summer Fun Swing Tank
Summer Fun Swing Tank
A very comfortable summer top to knit and to wear! Wear it over shorts, a short skirt or with a slim belt as a fashion accent. Knit up using Red Heart's Soft Touch yarn, always soft and comfortable. Designed by Jodi Lewanda www.readheart.com
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Double Horseshoe Wedding Shawl
Double Horseshoe Wedding Shawl
In Great Britain, and some areas of North America, a horseshoe is considered a symbol of good luck. An ornately decorated, fabric horseshoe is often given to a bride to carry down the aisle at her wedding. It has double the luck, because not only is it knitted in the shape of a horseshoe, the lace pattern in this piece is called the horseshoe pattern. The challenge for this piece was ‘bending’ the lace into a horseshoe shape. I achieved it by doubling number of stitches on a repeat at intervals around the curve. Designed by Cynthia MacDougall www.CGKnitters.ca blog: cgknitters.blogspot.com ravelry name: macknitnow
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The 9 Patch and the Snowball
The 9 Patch and the Snowball
Playing with quilt blocks like the 9 patch and the snowball has never been this much fun! Designed by Jackie White [email protected] jabotquilt.blogspot.ca twitter.com/jackiewhite121
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Flight of Fancy Quilt
Flight of Fancy Quilt
Use Northcott Fabrics to make this wall hanging using quilt panels. Designed by Elaine Theriault crazyquilteronabike.blogspot.ca
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Red and White Celebration Lap Quilt
Red and White Celebration Lap Quilt
In this lap quilt, Lynn Swanson explores the stunning designs on each of the blocks using the Brother Entrepreneur® Pro X PR1050X Embroidery Machine. She sews and quilts the rest of the lap quilt on the NQ900 Brother Sewing Machine. The 4 patch blocks really tie the blocks together! Designed by Lynn Swanson Brother Educator Western Canada www.brother.ca
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Canada 150 Dreams Quilt
Canada 150 Dreams Quilt
What a beautiful and delicate way to commemorate Canada 150!! Templates provided for the maple leaf applique design, and suggestions on how to work the free motion quilting veins on the leaf by machine. This is a queen size quilt, but you can make it smaller if desired... Designed, pieced & quilted by Clodagh Coker The Quilt Store 17817 Leslie Street, Unit 40 Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8C6 www.thequiltstore.ca 905.853.7001
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The Landscape Vest
Although the project calls for Burda 6986 vest pattern (not proveded in the instructions), you can use your favourite vest or coat pattern to use the landscape technique to make your fabric. Use your favourite fabric and colours to suit your wardrobe. The instructions include the landscape technique to create the 'fabric' and how to finish the garment. Designed by Donna Housley & Cathy McClean www.hakidd.com
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My Canada! Quilted Runner
Inspired by our beautiful Maples in all seasons, you can adapt this runner into a quilt by making it bigger. Also you can applique as many or as little maple leaves as you wish. Designed by Doreen G. Teasdale, Brampton Sew N Serge 289 Rutherford Rd. S. Unit #7 Brampton, Ontario L6W 3R9 www.sewnserge.com 905.874.1564
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Polka Dot Cat
This cute little punchneedle rug follows the Polka Dot Dog version from our Spring 2016 issue. Cute as ever to pair up together. Christine Baker PO Box 64 Brockville, Ontario K6V 5T7 613.342.1042 www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com www.uppercanadaquiltworks.com
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Bead Point Juicy Cherries
Bring these cherries to life with beads! They shine just like real cherries do! Brenda Franklin www.bfdesigns.on.ca
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Flower of Hope Doily
An enchanted flower blossoms as you pull threads in just the right places. An old form of embroidery is forever new and thrilling today. Designed by Kim Beamish
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Basket of Berries Pin
Embroidery at its best - making flowers and a basket out of colourful threads has never been more exhilirating! Denise Powell [email protected] Ravelry: Doctor Knit
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Summer in my Heart
Summer in my Heart is Part 2 of a 4-part series of what we love about every season, see the first one in our spring 2016 issue. Maria E. Gollek www.marnicdesigns.com
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Vegi Table BIBS
Jo Gatenby expresses her sense of humour in this zany bibs. They're so quick to stitch. Instructions on how to sew the different bibs are included with diagrams - if you wanted to sew your own. Designed by Jo Gatenby [email protected]
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Bits ‘N’ Bobs Bag
This is the perfect project to make if you're trying Tunisian crochet for the first time. Quick enough to finish fast and just enough to know if you like to Tunisian crochet Designed by Julia Bryant
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Fruit Pincushions
Have fun with crochet and create this fruit as part of your kitchen décor or use them as pin cushions! Sharon Mann www.redheart.com
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Let Me Sock You Cloaked Berries
Purl stitches are placed just right to give the illusion of little berries on these sockes. A sock pattern you want to knit for the summer, and socks you want to wear in the winter to remind you of summer berries. Designed by Luigina Baratto
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Never Forgotten Baby Blanket
Knitter and yarn dyer Jacqueline Grice gives you the option of making the sweetest baby blanket or knitting the pattern as a shawl. Easy to knit up and interesting enough to never get bored. Jacqueline Grice KnitswissYarns www.KnitswissYarns.com Ravelry: Knitswiss
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Knitted Organizer for Circular Needles
How do you store your knitting needles? How about the circular ones? Cynthia MacDougall offers a clever knitted option which is quick to knit up so you can get organized! Designed by Cynthia MacDougall www.cgknitters.ca
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Sewing the Prêt-à-porter Portfolio
If you take your stitching projects with you where ever you go, you'll need to make this charming stitching case or portfolio to carry all your precious threads and tools. Nancy Devine nancywhiskeynancyo.blogspot.com
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