Tag Archives: Summer

Orange Blossom Crocheted Necklace

Orange Blossom Crocheted Necklace
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] As we bare our skin to enjoy the warmth of the sun, why not display some “attitude” with this bead crochet necklace from designer Diane Reda. Some bright coloured beads or unusual shapes will get you noticed if you make this project to wear to a summer barbeque or wedding. Diane’s […]

The Isabell Dress

The Isabell Party Dress
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The Isabell dress is a tribute to my dear mother, Alice Isabell (Butson) Break, who passed away in November 2005. I loved my mother dearly – all 5’2” of her – and miss her little sayings. These days I find myself mouthing her words: “There is always more than one way […]

Canada Day/Independence Day

Canada Day wallhanging
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Always happy for a chance to celebrate Canada and our neighbours to the south, designer Joanne Gatenby has created two more designs in her Favourite Holidays series for A Needle Pulling Thread. The variegated Kreinik braid adds lots of colour and sparkle to the fireworks, and the chunky candle featured in […]

Chair Necessaire Part 2

Scissor Fob front view
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Scissor Fob When my husband and I purchased the furniture for our great room, we wanted to ensure that there was a recliner for each of the four of us. Not wanting four lazy boy chairs, we purchased only two and a couch, which has both ends reclining. Even with all […]

Tandem: the present and the past together – part 3

Tapis Rug 1800-1850
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis Working with Denis Longchamps, publisher and editor of the Cahiers métiers d’art ::: Craft Journal and curator on the exhibition Tapis Crochetés / Hooked Rugs January 16th – April 13th, 2008, Judith Penny Burton presented the work of four contemporary artists working in this […]

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

Upper Toronto Branch Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Members

the guilded edge The Upper Toronto Branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild held a Hook In on February 7, 2009. For the hook in, we all hooked our interpretations of two Ontario House styles, the gothic cottage and the distinctively Toronto Bay ‘n’ Gable. The rugs are all wonderfully different. We also enjoyed an […]

Island Quilters Guild

Patricia Pepper - Always a Farmer's Daughter
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the guilded edge The countryside was a profusion of colour the weekend of September 20-21, 2008 when the women of the Island Quilters’ Guild hosted a two day exhibit, The Hawberry Autumn Quilt Show. Amid the excitement, and a sigh of relief, the last stitch was in place, the pressing and […]