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Winter Blues

Winter Blues

Lise Merchant is a certified rug hooking teacher from the Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School, specializing in the stain glass technique.Winter Blues is not only a tranquil winter scene but an exercise in transferring the stained glass effect to a hooked rug. Quite a challenge, but not impossible. To mimic the effect of stained glass […]

Artist Profile – Marie-Renée Otis

Le Ruisseau
[hcolumns] [columnhelper col-md-4] [columnhelper col-md-8] [/hcolumns] Marie-Renée Otis: TAPISSERIE À L’AIGUILLE the beginning When I started to embroider, I didn’t have any guidelines. Imagination and creativity were my most important tools. I applied them freely. Early on, I blended metallic yarns to stranded cotton and added beads to the background of my embroidery to ‘light […]

Amanda McCavour: Drawing the Line

Hands 2007
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis In June of 2007 I dropped in at the Lennox Contemporary Gallery on Ossington Avenue, Toronto, where the director knows my interest in textiles and fibre arts. He told me about a young woman who had been part of the recent York University annual […]

Gingerbread Love Ornaments & Clutch

Gingerbread Love Ornaments

Beauty is in the Details Zakka, in Japanese, means “household goods or many things” referring specifically to hand sewn items for domestic use that improve a home and one’s appearance such as tableware, kitchenware, containers, picture frames, tote bags, simple clothing, and so on. The beauty of Zakka is in the details. You can embellish […]

Holly Berry & White Christmas Kissing Balls

Holly Berry & White Christmas Kissing Balls

In place of mistletoe, make a kissing ball! White Christmas and Holly Berry are the same pattern, but look at the difference colour makes. All in white, White Christmas can be adapted to all home decors, and could be used for weddings and bridal showers. Holly Berry sports a more regal feel. Choose your own […]

The Fantastic 4

The Fantastic 4 Ornaments
[columns] [span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][span3] [/span3][/columns] Ornaments are fun, easy – and quick! And a great opportunity to try new stitches. Jo has designed 4 different ornaments each revisiting timeless and favourite techniques! The Hardanger ornament, Just Like Snow, has a touch of blackwork worked in blue; The Trelliswork Star is so easy, and a […]