Tag Archives: Wallhangings

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 […]

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Mother’s Day wallhanging
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Every once in a while a designer gets an idea that takes on a life of its own. It was like that for me when I came up with my FAVOURITE THINGS idea. There were so many ways to go – seasons, holidays, hobbies, animals…this could be the never-ending series! While […]

Mystery Project Part 1

mystery project part 1

Carolyn Mitchell has devoted the past thirty-five years to sharing her love of textiles, thread and creative stitchery with all those she meets. A National Standard Council of American Embroiderers (NSCAE) certified teacher and talented designer, Carolyn has also owned and run a very popular needlework store, Mrs. Twitchett’s Eye, opening in 1988 in Whitehorse, […]

Canadian Santa

Canadian Santa

You will have noticed that the last two International Santas have contained a good injection of humour, and this Canadian Santa continues the trend. During their design process I was going through some major personal challenges. Thankfully, designing cross stitch patterns is a good form of therapy for me. Humour lightens my heart and I […]

Mardi Gras Jester

Mardis Gras Jester
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] During the summer of 2010, my wife and I took a driving trip to New Orleans. Staying in the French Quarter at the corner of Canal and Bourbon, we had a wonderful taste of New Orleans sites, sounds, and smells.  Within walking distance of some of the world’s best restaurants, and […]