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Sardinian Knot Stitch Snowflake Ornament

Sardinian Knot Stitch Snowflake Ornament

This counted thread embroidery style, called Punt’e Nù (poont-ay-new) in Sardinian, comes from the town of Teulada (tay-oo-lah-dah), which is located along the southern coastline of the Italian island of Sardinia. It’s done exclusively in the town and not taught to outsiders often. The technique uses knots to create sets of traditional geometric designs in […]

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 […]

I Heart Hardanger Ornaments

I Heart Hardanger Ornaments
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] This is a clever rendition of a heart shape worked in Hardanger which can be suited to all occasions. Make it and gift it to someone you love for their birthday, special occasion, Christmas, or just because. Make it in their favourite colour, I bet you’ll make them smile. Read more […]

‘V’ Stitch Snowflake

‘V’ Stitch Snowflake Ornament

Delicate and quick to work up, learn the crochet ‘V’ stitch with Rose Langley’s version of a snowflake. Bio: Rose lives in Burlington, Ontario. She teaches crochet in several places to many eager students. Last year she received her certification as a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor. Read more in our Festive 2013 issue. Designed […]

Oh Tannenbaum! & Sparkles

Oh Tannenbaum! & Sparkles Ornaments

Christmas is my favourite season with all its glitter and glam. These ornaments work up fast and make beautiful stocking-stuffers or hostess gifts. They can be embellished with beads and sequence, the choices are endless. What a wonderful way to create something special for that special someone. Swedish weaving is a relaxing needle craft that […]

3 Christmas Reindeer Ornaments

3 Christmas Reindeer Ornaments

I love cross stitched ornaments, and every year I decorate my Christmas tree only with hand stitched or hand crafted ornaments. They are small projects that never take too long to complete, and are beautiful Christmas memories we get to unpack every year. Although I stitch a selection of ornaments every Christmas, I also pick […]