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Quilting in Summertime

Outdoor sewing essentials
[columns] [span6] [/span6] [span6] [/span6] [/columns] Elaine’s Tech Tips™ There is nothing better than the brilliant light, the fresh air, and the warmth of the sun in the summer. Here are some suggestions that will keep you quilting while enjoying the great outdoors. Do your prep work (cutting and pinning) indoors on a rainy day, […]

Canada Quilt

Canada Quilt
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] A Knitted quilt I learned to knit while working one summer at a fishing camp on an island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. It rained every day for 82 days, and there wasn’t a whole lot else to do. My first project was an overly ambitious lace sweater. […]

Summer Lace Tunic

Summer Lace Tunic
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] There’s comfort in a garment made of linen, almost like a second skin to keep the body cool and dry on a muggy day. The lace pattern offers extra breezy comfort at the beach or lazying around at home. Read more in our Summer 2014 issue. Designed by Cindy Craig www.redheart.com

She Wears Seashells Cover Up

She Wears Seashells Cover Up

This is a very clever summer cover-up! It’s designed with a sideways knit yoke and mesh sleeves and body. The knitting starts with the yoke, then stitches are picked up and the rest is knit downwards. Why not knit a coordinating pair of seashell earrings to match? Read more in our Summer 2014 issue. Designed […]

Ripples on Water #3

Ripples on Water #3

Traditional Belarusan geometrical patterns link present-day stitchers to an ancestral past to which they feel a great connection. Used primarily in woven coverlets, these patterns are an essential piece of Belarusan history. Even more precious to me are my great-grandmother’s sketches that she charted in pencil which she then adapted to her weaving. As I […]

Summer Fling Table Topper

Summer Fling Table Topper

What better way to celebrate summer than with colourful flowers! Stitch these flowers on your favourite piece of linen or evenweave to become a sensational tablecloth. This is the fourth of the seasonal table toppers designed for ANPTmag by Joanne Gatenby. Read more in our Summer 2013 issue. Designed by Joanne Gatenby www.xs-and-ohs.com [email protected] model […]