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Chakras, mandalas, meditation are the topics for Issue 47. Take a journey to self-discovery through the meditative world of the needle arts. In this issue we offer several ways to interpret mesmerizing mandalas whether they be knitted, crocheted, quilted, embroidered and rug hooked. We joyfully encourage you to add your interpretation to these patterns so they represent who you are entirely. You’ll be the talk of your yoga class wearing the Solar Plexus Vest ideal for meditation, and the Wiggle Room socks from the Thoughtful Soles Series with the words ‘Free Your Mind, Free Your Toes’ cleverly knit in the soles. See the second installment of The Beauty of Texture and all the simple stitches offered to create intricate smocking – it’s easier than it looks. Judith Marquis uses prints, various fabric textures and lines to create stunning smocking patterns. All graphs, charts and full instructions with photos are always provided in every stunning and informative issue! Enjoy!!
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Hawaiian Napkin Basket
Foundation paper piecing is the star of this project, but Cathy McClean suggests a second option using machine embroidery. Full instructions show you how to make the basket too, which can be adapted to any room and décor and purpose! Diagrams and photos included.
Designed by Cathy McClean
Donna lets the Sari Silk Ribbon shine in this little embroidered project while the embroidered stitches do all the talking. She outlines the square with beading giving a rich look to the finished piece. Alternately you can expand on the idea and make it bigger and even making a quilt.
Designed by Donna Funnell
Member of Oakville Fibre Artists
Made in the Dresden plate pattern, explore all the colours of Northcott Colorworks and Artisan Spirit Shimmer fabrics, perfect selection of colour combinations that make up this beautiful mandala quilt.
Designed by Elaine Theriault
Flying Elephant Banner
Here's your opportunity to be the designer of your fabric! Working with Inktense Pencils, this project shows you how to use Inktense to create your favourite images on prepared for dyeing fabric and colour it in. Great tips and how-to instructions. The banner is embellished with crystals and finished using free motion quilting.
Designed and Quilted by Clodagh Coker
The Quilt Store
17817 Leslie Street, Unit 40
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8C6
Jo is delighted to share this beautiful purse design with you. The idea of this design is that it can be enlarged to fit almost ANY purse! You might like it so much you'll have more ideas as to where to stitch this lovely dragonfly.
Designed by Jo Gatenby
Wiggle Room Socks are the second sock pattern in Lorraine Thompson's Thoughtful Soles Series. This one is very practical for all who practice yoga.
Designed by Lorraine Thompson
Solar Plexus Vest
This is just the right vest to wear when practicing your yoga routine in a cool room, it's like wearing sunshine! The Solar Plexus Vest is worked from armhole to armhole, just enough interest to make for pleasant knitting.
Designed by Jacqueline Grice
The Silk Lotus Flower
Rug hooking is typically done using wool, but many have explored the craft with dyed nylon tights. This project, Dawn Liu-Smyth explores and enhances a simple flower using Sari silk ribbon and raffia. The end result is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Designed by Dawn Liu-Smyth
Owner of Heartfelt Fibre Arts, Toronto
The Rainbow Within
This tabletopper is easier to make than it looks. Clear cutting instructions, diagrams and photos will have you finished in 8 hours. Make it in your favourite colours to suit your décor for maximum impact!
Designed by Christine Baker
Fairfield Road Designs
P.O Box 64
Brockville, ON K6V 5T7
Mandala With Love Table Mat
Red Heart With Love yarn is used to work this mandala table mat reminiscent of the '70s. It's crocheted in rounds right side facing throughout and the colours are so pleasant they keep you hooking for hours.
Designed by Cristina Mershon
Garden Mandala Cushion Cover
A masterpiece cushion cover that will start many pleasant conversations with all who visit your living room. Here's a different way to use Fair Isle knitting technique, making panels for this mandala cushion. This project also uses lamb's tail, making petals and finishing with a picot edge.
Designed by Denise Powell
Ravelry: Doctor Knit
Finally Finding Yourself Wallhanging
Making this quilt, is a great visual for demonstrating the people in your life that have brought you numerous life experiences. Create it in the fabrics and shapes that best represent these influences for maximum effect.
Designed by Annette Janca
Education and Marketing Administrative Support
SVP Canada Inc.
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