Tag Archives: Fall

Leaves in the Wind Hat

Leaves in the Wind Hat Pattern - Fall 2016

When leaves start falling in autumn, you’ll need a hat. If the wind is blowing you can pull this one down right over your ears. The brim is lined for extra warmth; the lining also covers the long floats that occur in the charted section. Two yarns are used in knitting this hat, Universal Yarns […]

One Pretty Doily

One Pretty Doily Pattern - Fall 2016

All you need to make pretty things is fabric, a needle, thread and your imagination. This pulled thread and embroidery doily looks a lot like a sampler. It’s packed with elegance. Read more in our Fall 2016 issue. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Kim Beamish craftycreations-beamish.blogspot.ca [email protected]

My Little Acorn Napkin Ring

My Little Acorn Napkin Ring Pattern - Fall 2016

It involves following a design row by row and discovering how the pleats react to the stitches and the way the colours of the floss make the design work. It’s like a puzzle being revealed right before your eyes stitch by stitch. Sometimes it takes only a wee bit of stitching and the right use […]

The Artsy Chair

The Artsy Chair Pattern - Fall 2016

In this article, we’re exploring some very exciting techniques for texturing. This chair ensemble can be used for any season of the year. Batik fabrics work very well. The colours seem to blend very well with yarns. However, you may choose to use any type of print or solid. There are no restrictions. Read more […]

Best Witches

Best Witches
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Jo says this is probably one of the most challenging pieces she’s ever created, because the 3D image on the fabric became part of the design process. Fortunately for you, she’s done all the hard work, figuring out how to match pattern to fabric! Using the tips provided, you can use […]

Artist Profile – Diane Ayles

Sunset from the East – November Sunset
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Rosalie I. Tennison, Copy Editor for ANPTmag, had the pleasure to interview Diane Ayles for an Artist Profile in our Summer 2013 issue. In the Artist Profile, we explored Diane Ayles’ exquisite hooked wool art, and discovered that it’s her interest in art and history that brought her to express her […]

Maple Glory Needlework Set

Maple Glory Needlework Set
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Autumn is a time for us to reflect over the year thus far and to be thankful for our blessings. It’s also a time to complete tasks unfinished and prepare for the winter months ahead. I’m thankful for my children, who have given me joy at every stage of their lives. […]

Introducing Virginie Rochetti: Embroiderer First Person Singular

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[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis Virginie Rochetti was born in Aix-en-Provence, France, and lives in Paris – by profession a stage designer, by passion an embroiderer. I saw her Tapestry of Bagnolet and met her in person the opening weekend of the Kaunas Textile Biennale in Lithuania in September 2011. […]

In the Loop – CreativFestival Catwalk Fall 2011

George Brown College catwalk model 2011
[columns] [span4]   [/span4][span4]   [/span4][span4]   [/span4][/columns] The Challenge In honour of the Royal Wedding the teams were challenged to fascinate us! When choosing her wedding dress, Kate Middleton was inspired by her favourite 1950s style icon, Grace Kelly. Each team had to choose their own style icon as their inspiration and design a […]

Artist Profile – Marylin Gardiner

Marilyn Gardiner
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] In February 2000, as new retirees, my husband and I were enticed by old friends to rent their space at an RV Resort in Tucson, Arizona. I noticed that the papers were full of articles about gem and mineral shows, which sounded like a lovely day’s entertainment! We visited the […]