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Furthermore, let's not only dream but rather consider a trip with Eat Your Heart Out Tours to discover Ahir embroidery and weaving in the region of the Kutch Desert! Imagine crossing oceans and continents to India to experience the essence of their vibrant and colourful textile way of life?

Be Happy

What if we mix and match decorative elements from one ornament to another? With some ornaments it's easier to do. I would try sewing by machine the words or names, like those found on A Piece of My Heart ornaments, on the paper pieced apron strips after they're sewn together and stabilized. I would try the goldwork strip from the Goldwork Bell ornament, and glitz up the A Piece of My Heart ornament. I would make one side of the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and use it as an appliqué for a quilt, make several in more colours. I would love to make a larger decorative cushion sporting many Blue Jelly Bean Christmas houses all in a row in all sorts of bright colours! It would look adorable on a fireplace mantle. Make enough repeats of the Belarusan Nizanka ornament patterns for a larger piece of fabric, and take the apron templates to it, make sure the all edges are serged. There's a little thinking to it, but certainly not impossible. The possibilities are endless if we look beyond what is pictured in these pages.

Starting a new series, our Pulled Thread Pastries was created by Kim Beamish. These cushions are intended to be a learning tool for pulled thread patterns, but even here, imagine the possibilities for these designs? Do you see a favourite? Which pattern would you choose to make a full blown decorative cushion, a tablecloth or bed sheet edging or table runner? The possibilities are what your creative heart desires.

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Ornaments Make

All ornaments are a great way to learn techniques, use up leftover fabrics, yarn and threads. They are fantastic for making last minute commemorative gifts.

Always dare to dream! Enjoy this excellent issue.

Cheerfully,

In this issue, we continue the series of The Beauty of Texture by Judith Marquis, exploring Arrowhead Smocking. Time permitting, I would pick my favourite pattern and fabric to make a smocked surface of about one by two meters then frame it and hang it over a bed or sofa. Let's not expect this to be finished in a day but imagine how stunning this would look in the room?

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sewing Wine Bottle Aprons and Ornaments

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quilting Snow Globe Ornament

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8 Cathy McClean 12 Clodagh Coker 16 Bill Locke

paper piecing A Piece of My Heart Ornament

Editor’s Letter Mark Your Calendars! Advertiser Index Knitting Standard Abbreviations & Terms

Special Features

22 Emily Baker

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quilting Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Ornaments

Judith Marquis

86 Pulled Thread Pastries Part 1

28 Elaine Theriault

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Kim Beamish

quilting Personalized Ornaments

30 Sarah Vanderburgh

quilting Midnight Churn Ornament

34 Cynthia MacDougall

knit together Pattern Play Sweaters Gift Card Ornaments Santa Sacks Gift Card Ornaments

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knitting Thoughtful Soles Series Winter is coming, Knit faster

44 Jacqueline Grice knitting The Light Pouch

46 Red Heart, KJ Hay

knitting Santa Gnome Ornaments

47 Red Heart, Linda Bain

knitting Holiday Stars and Balls Ornaments

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48 Red Heart, Sahrit Freud-Weinstein knitting Bear Ornament

50 Jo Gatenby

cross stitch Quilted Birdhouse Ornament

58 Patty Brake

cross stitch Christmas Arched Window Canadian Tartan Nutcracker Blue Jelly Bean Christmas

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hardanger Yule Log Tote Ornament

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nizanka Belarusan Nizanka Snowflakes

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Stories through Embroidery from the Kutch Desert Eat Your Heart Out Tours

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Embroiderers’ Association of Canada & Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria Goldwork Bell Ornament Barbara Gilbert

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Brampton Sew N Serge Brother Business Directory Canadian Guild of Knitters Canadian Quilters' Association CreativFestival Crochet Designs by NanaRuth Embroidery Association of Canada Four Boys and a NL Girl Gütermann Creativ Hardanger House Haus of Stitches Heartfelt Fibre Arts Husqvarna Viking Kelly's Creative Sewing KNITmuch KnitSwiss Yarns KnittingTours.com Lowery Workstands Mary Maxim Melissa Marginet Needleworker's Delight Ontario Hooking Craft Guild QUILTsocial Red Heart Rypan Designs Sandpiper Creations Sew Inspired Sew With Vision Spirit of Belarus That Sewing Place The Quilt Store The Yarn Guy Unique Knitting & Crochet X's & Oh's

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Wine Bottle Aprons Who doesn’t like to gift a bottle of wine for a dinner party, house warming, Christmas or just because? These fun decorative aprons allow you to use up scraps, practise quilting skills and dress up a wine bottle. Make the smaller size for a tree ornament or gift tag. Included are two pattern sizes, a wine bottle apron and a Christmas tree ornament. The Sew Easy Templates are a must for this project; they are available in six different shapes: square, diamond, hexagon, pentagon, triangle and rightangle triangle. Each set contains 8 different sizes, starting at ¾” finished size increasing in ¼” increments up to 4”. No need to gift wrap! – Cathy

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Snow Globe Ornament The magic of snow globes has always been a source of magic and enchantment for kids and adults alike. The vinyl sewing products available allow us to transform our favourite fabrics into a magical snow globe ornament to be hung on your Christmas Tree.

skill level Intermediate

What you choose to feature in your snow globe is as widely ranged as the thousands bolts of fabric in The Quilt Store.

materials fabric • 1 fat quarter for snow globe background (both sizes) • 1 snow globe feature applique (to be fussy cut) • 1 snow globe outer fabric

I will share several techniques which you may choose to combine when designing your own personal snow globe. – Clodagh

finished measurements Large snow globe 11”w x 12”h [28 x 30.5cm] Small snow globe 5¼”w x 6”h [13 x 15cm]

threads • 40 wt cotton thread, metallic, polyester or rayon embroidery thread other • vinyl (Sew Lazy Slicker, Heat-n-Bond Vinyl or 12 - gauge vinyl) • EQ Printable Fabric Sheets (optional) • plaque • Steam-a-Seam • glitter (optional) • Fusible Pellon Thermolam • Teflon foot for the sewing machine • Wonder Clips (optional) • TruCut 360˚ Precision Circle Cutter (optional but very helpful) • Curved embroidery scissors (optional) All these products can be purchased at The Quilt Store by phone, online or by dropping in! TruCut 360˚ Precision Circle Cutter

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When we think of ornaments, most of us envision Christmas décor. My goal is to modernize this conception and create decorative ornaments that can be displayed all year round. A star is a shape that is not defined by a season, just like the stars in the sky, no two are the same. I created two styles that can easily be displayed and enjoyed all year round. When creating these stars for your home you can change the fabrics and colour schemes to go with your home décor. Enjoy! –Emily

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Kutch Desert

India is not a shy country. It is dazzling and chaotic and alive in a way that defies logic. It often astonishes first-time visitors. But its boldness – including the dirt and noise and vibrancy – veils a culture of intense spirituality and diversity. The Ahir people live in northern western India where their principal occupation is cow-herding. More recently, they’ve risen to minor fame as the creators of intricate embroidery. The embroidery of Ahir women is representative of India. It’s bold, colourful and unabashed. It is definitely not your grandma’s monogrammed hankie. It demands to be displayed, hung on walls, and worn at weddings. It is treasured and flaunted. Like many of India’s creations, it is birthed from a culture of tradition, painstaking labour, and proud artisanship.

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When I sat down to create this project, I intended to miniaturize an existing pattern. I quickly realized that with sock weight yarn this would be a LOT of knitting, so in the interest of speed and a looming deadline, I opted for double knitting yarn. This pattern mimics the construction steps for a full-size sweater, with set-in sleeves knit from the top down. To have even more fun with this project, use yarn scraps to make ‘ugly sweater’ ornaments!

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A Needle Pulling Thread Standard abbreviations & terms alt = alternate approx = approximately beg = begin(ning) BO= bind off CC = contrast colour ch = chain cm = centimetre(s) cn = cable needle CO = cast on cont = continue, continuing dc = double crochet dec = decrease(s), decreasing dpn = double-pointed needle(s) foll = following g = gram(s) inc = increase(s), increasing in(s) = inch(es) k = knit kf&b or kfb = knit into front and back of st (increase) ktbl = knit through the back loop k2tog = knit 2 sts tog (right-leaning decrease) K3tog = knit 3 sts together (double rightleaning decrease) M = marker m = metre(s) M1 = Make 1 stitch: pick up the horizontal strand between 2 stitches from front to back and knit it tbl (lifted increase) MC = main colour mm = millimetre(s) oz = ounce(s)

p = purl p2tog = purl 2 sts tog (decrease) patt = pattern pfb = purl into front and back of stitch (increase) pm = place marker psso = pass slipped stitch over RS = right side rem = remain(ing) rep = repeat rev = reverse rnd = round sc = single crochet sl = slip skp = slip one st, knit next st, pass slipped st over knit st (dec) ssk = slip, slip, knit: slip 2 sts knitwise, 1 at a time, insert left-hand needle into front of both sts and knit them tog (left-leaning decrease) Sssk = Slip next three stitches individually, knitwise. Insert tip of left needle from front to back into the fronts of these three stitches and knit them together (double left-leaning decrease) st(s) = stitch(es) St st = stocking stitch tbl = through back loop tog = together tr = treble crochet WS = wrong side yo = yarn over

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Sock 1 Winter is Coming Sock 2 Knit Faster I believe I saw these words printed on a tote bag – obviously one meant to carry a knitting project. I like the phrase because I welcome any excuse to knit. To suggest winter, I charted reindeer and bare trees for motifs in the colour stranding. I reversed the main and contrast colours to avoid second sock syndrome.

– Lorraine

Winter is coming

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Quilted Star Birdhouse

I have a good friend who creates dozens of wonderful ornaments every year for family and friends, and for the past couple of years she has used my designs – one year creating delightful little 3D snowmen; another year gorgeous top hat ornaments… so when she said “What are you designing for me this year”, and then Carla said “I want to do another ornament issue”, things just came together! For my friend Sharon, I have created an additional half-dozen versions of this birdhouse, and if you enjoy this one, they are available from X’s & Oh’s as of October 2018… but for Carla, and my friends here, I created an original just-for-ANPT design… I hope you enjoy stitching it as much as I enjoyed designing it! – Jo

skill level Intermediate stitch count 150W x 100H finished measurements Based on 14ct fabric 3½”W x 3”H x 2½”D [9 x 7.5 x 6cm] materials fabric • 14ct White Aida

floss • DMC floss as per colour key Note: All stitching is done with two strands (2X) of floss. other • 9” - 10” [23 - 25cm] length of narrow ribbon or cord for hanging loop • 2½” [6.2cm] Styrofoam ball trimmed flat on the bottom and 4 sides, but not the top • 2” piece of bamboo skewer • craft paintbrush • 12” square cardboard • pen or marking tool • ruler • craft glue • sharp embroidery scissors

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skill level Intermediate stitch count 38W x 80H design size 31⁄8” W x 5” H [8 x 12.5cm] materials fabric • 28 ct tea and coffee dyed White Monaco Note: See ‘The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch’ tutorial video on YouTube describing how to tea and coffee dye Monaco. threads • DMC embroidery floss in colour key needles • size 26 needle other • one 6/0 “E” bead in red for the cherry on the cake Notes • Two strands (X2) of embroidery floss is recommended for this design based on using 28 count tea and coffee dyed white Monaco. • All backstitching is completed using one strand of the colour of floss indicated in the pattern (one of either DMC 310, B5200 White, and DMC 498).

Canadian Tartan Nutcracker Nutcrackers are a quintessential symbol of Christmas, and why not stitch one resplendent in this interpretation of Canada’s Maple Leaf tartan? The Maple Leaf Tartan was designed by David Weiser in 1964 and approved as an official symbol of Canada on March 9, 2011 by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Finished utilizing pins on a 1 15/16” x 3⅞” x 7⅞ (49mm x 98mm x 200mm) Styrofoam block, this piece could easily be finished as an ornament or focal piece in a quilted wall hanging.

Colour Key symbols

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mocha brown v dk

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golden yellow

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burnt orange-red

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72.9''

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103

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jade green

2

48.9''

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498

Christmas red dk

2

184.1''

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260

934

black avocado green

2

89.9''

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127

415

pearl grey

2

65.1''

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92

162

blue ultra v lt

2

7.1''

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Seminar 2019 – Beyond the Edge

Goldwork Bell

The Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC) and the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria (EGV) are hosting the 2019 national seminar in Victoria, British Columbia. This annual event draws hundreds of participants keen to expand their knowledge and skills in a variety of needlework techniques. A warm, West Coast welcome awaits all who come to Victoria in May 2019 for a visit and stay to stitch among friends. Planning for ‘Beyond the Edge’ has happily consumed a dedicated team of volunteers for the past two years. The annual Seminar will be held at the scenic University of Victoria, situated on the traditional lands of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), and Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation. The springtime gardens of Victoria will be in full bloom in May – considered to be the most beautiful time of the year by residents and visitors alike. Of special note are the rhododendrons resplendent in Finnerty Gardens on the grounds of the university. Attendees will have ample time to enjoy the flowers during a week of exciting classes and planned activities. So, reserve the dates – May 14 to May 19, 2019 – and consider joining us for ‘Beyond the Edge’. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our common passion for needlework and textile art during a very special week. We’re excited to announce that we have the following teachers sharing their talents and abilities at the seminar: Kate Barlow, Stephanie Bonneau, Chris Berry, Bonnie-Lynn Ceriko, Alison Cole, Natalie Dupuis, Barbara Gilbert, Gail Harker, José Hope, Barbara M. Kershaw, Diane Mugford, Mike Parr, Dale Rollerson, Lorene Salt, Naomi Smith, Sue Sprake, and Carol Storie. You can find out all about our exciting classes at http://eac.ca/seminar2019/


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If you have been following this series of articles, so far, we have covered two traditional patterns which when investigated created numerous effects both on solid and checked fabrics. The stitching was done on the back of the fabric in each case creating some very interesting and exciting possibilities when venturing from the form of the traditional stitches. It’s hoped that you, the needle artist, will carry on and find more designs and/or applications. This time we explore a third pattern of stitching which creates most interesting formations on the surface of the fabric. Sometimes the back of your work will be as interesting, if not more interesting, than the right side! This time, unless you can find checked fabric with much larger grid,

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Try all types of fabrics from satin to velvet, furry plush to dupioni, solids, stripes, even checks. Space and time have limited what has been stitched in this installment. But you can create all manner of texture! Experiment with each of these graphs using different fabrics. There are so many more variations you can create from the basic design. Try different spacing, turning the triangles in different directions and using different fabrics to see what effects can be created. Always check front and back to see what you have created. Layer shears over solids to see what happens to colours. If the back of design is more appealing, clip the threads after each triangle rather than carrying it and incorporate a sparkling bead or subtle pearl to conceal the knots. To do this, triangle size was reduced to ½” x ½”. Draw a line through grid on bias to start. Then fill in triangles. Take care when doing this the first time so pattern works out. Then try different spacing to see what happens to the fabric front and back. As graphed, this design requires a lot of fabric and a lot of planning. Effect created was quite interesting and tiny sparkles of beads were introduced to the shot taffeta sample. This one might be better left unblocked.

Judith Marquis

Amberlane & Amberpetites www.amberlane.ca marquisjudith@gmail.com

Judith Marquis is a designer of needlework and smocking. The patterns from her company, Amberlane & Amberpetites, are designed for real people with today’s children in mind. Patterns for ladies nighties and dolls are included in her collection. If you have any questions about this article, are interested in learning to smock or her ‘Pleating by Mail’ service, please contact Judith. She would love to hear from you.

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The Quilt Store / Evelyn's Sewing Centre 17817 Leslie St, Unit 40, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C6  905.853.7001 or toll-free 1.888.853.7001 The Quilt Store West 695 Plains Rd E, Unit 6, Burlington, ON L7T 2E8  905.631.0894 or toll-free 1.877.367.7070  thequiltstore.ca Now with 2 locations to serve you, we are your Quilt Store Destination! The staff here at The Quilt Store is always on hand to provide Quilt Wisdom, Quilt Inspiration and most of all we pride ourselves as the place to make... All Your Quilt Dreams Come True!

Bytowne Threads - Ottawa, ON  1.888.831.4095   bytownethreads.com  mlj@bytownethreads.com Featuring Aurifil thread from Italy. Long staple Egyptian cotton threads - 270 colours in 12, 28, 40 and 50 wt; 88 colours in 80 wt. Polyester Aurilux 240 high sheen colours. Wool threads - 192 colours. Many kits available. Check our website! Canadian National Fabric - Melancthon, ON  https://canadiannationalfabric.com/  info@canadiannationalfabric.com We are an online fabric shoppe offering a wide variety of fabrics, patterns, books and notions for all your sewing needs. Flat rate Canada wide shipping of $5 with FREE SHIPPING for orders over $75. Shop in person available by appointment! Country Concessions 1 Dufferin St, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0  705.458.4546 or toll-free 1.888.834.4407  countryconcessions.com  info@countryconcessions.com Visit our lovely and unique quilt shop in the quaint village of Cookstown. We have over 7000 bolts of cotton fabrics plus a wide selection of patterns, books & notions. You will be so glad you came for a visit. Gitta's 271 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1G8  905.274.7198   gittas.com  questions@gittas.com Gitta's, named after owner Gitta Al-Basi, nestled in the east village of Port Credit, is the place where stitchers meet with their stitching friends, shop for stitching supplies and see the new stitching designs from Europe and the United States. Hardanger House, designs by Betty Stokoe PO Box 1223, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0  403.742.2749  bettystokoe@gmail.com   tnplisting.com/hardanger-house.html Hardanger embroidery charts and kits. Designs feature contemporary adaptations of this traditional cutwork embroidery from Norway. Shop online at etsy.com/shop/HardangerHouse. Some digital downloads available.

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Needles & Knits 15040 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1M4  905.713.2066   needlesandknits.com Fabulous selection of yarns. Extremely knowledgable and expert help. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Classes. Guild night every first Tuesday of the month. Tea with Tove, the owner, every Thursday from 6-8pm. Needleworker's Delight / Silkweaver Fabrics Plaza K 181 Route 1 South, Metuchen, NJ 08840  732-388-4545   needleworkersdelight.com  info@needleworkersdelight.com Standard & specialty Zweigart Fabrics & canvas, hand-dyed fabrics, floss, fibers, towels, tableware, leaflets/designs, painted canvases, notions, tools, baby items, home decor, and so much more! Pine Ridge Knit & Sew 17477 Hwy 2 PO Box 68, Trenton, ON K8V 5R1  613.392.1422  pineridgeknitsew.com  yvette@pineridgeknitsew.com We have knitting machines by Artisan and Silver Reed, embroidery machines by Husqvarna/Viking & White. Sewing notions and supplies, books and software. Hands-on lessons and classes. Wide variety of yarns, threads, dress and pant zippers. Serenity Knits 525 Brooker Ridge #102, Newmarket, ON L3X 2M2  905.710.3283   serenityknits.ca  info@serenityknits.ca We offer a wide selection of high quality yarns as well as needles, hooks, patterns and notions. We also offer a large variety of classes from beginner to the more advanced. Sew Fancy Inc. Guelph, ON  519.824.4127   sewfancy.com  sales@sewfancy.com Your Premier Canadian Source for Specialty Sewing Supplies including Smocking, Heirloom Sewing, Goldwork, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Needle Tatting, Swarovski Crystals, Sashiko, Quilting and more. Visit the website for the latest in sewing supplies.

Haus of Stitches 626 Main Street, Humboldt, SK  S0K 2A0  306.682.0772 or toll-free 1.800.344.6024  hausofstitches.ca Our one of a kind store offers everything you need for sewing, quilting, knitting, rug hooking and needlework. Authorized dealers for Janome and Elna.

Sew Inspired 375 Daniel St S, Arnprior, ON K7S 3K6  613.623.0500   sewinspired.ca  info@sewinspired.ca Your Ottawa Valley PFAFF® Authorized Dealer. We have a large supply of quilting & sewing supplies, knitting supplies, as well as in stock PFAFF® sewing machines. We also have a listing of sewing and quilting classes.

Heartfelt Fibre Arts 42 Industrial St, Toronto, ON M4G 1Y9  647.920.3616   heartfeltfibrearts.com  info@hearftfeltfibrearts.com Canadian Fibre Arts supply store specializing in high-quality, unique fibre and tools for all of your knitting, felting, rug hooking and stitching needs.

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The Stitcher's Muse 99 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G3  250.591.6873    thestitchersmuse.com  info@thestitchersmuse.com A divine little shop with supplies for all your hand stitching needs! Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff. Cross stitch, canvaswork, needlepoint, embroidery, counted thread, lace making and more. Books, patterns, fabric, threads, tools. The Yarn Guy 15 Gower St, Toronto, ON M4B 1E3  416.752.1828 or toll-free 1.800.836.6536  theyarnguy.com   info@sewknit.ca See us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter! Knitting machines, sewing machines, repairs, parts for Passap, Studio, Singer, Silver Reed, Superba, White. Sewing notions and supplies, books, ball yarns, coned yarns, TAMM yarns, Paton's yarns, Bernat yarns, Phentex yarns, Bernat kits & crafts. Ultimate Sewing Centre 191 Bloor St East, Oshawa, ON L1H 3M3  905.436.9193    ultimatesewing.com  ultimatesewing@bellnet.ca For all your sewing needs be sure to call Durham’s largest one stop shop: Janome and Elna Sewing Machines, Sergers, & Embroidery machines, over 3000 bolts of first quality cottons, Floriani Embroidery supplies, the latest notions, books, & patterns, year round classes, and so much more! Upper Canada Quiltworks PO Box 64, Brockville, ON K6V 5T7  613.345.3956 Fax: 613.342.3327  uppercanadaquiltworks.com Visit us online for a wide selection quilt patterns and books. Techniques include felted wool, fusible appliqué, punchneedle, rag quilting and printing photos on fabric.


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A Needle Pulling Thread Issue 48 Sampler  

Just in time for merry-making comes our Ornaments Issue! All ornaments are a great way to learn techniques, use up our leftover fabrics, yar...

A Needle Pulling Thread Issue 48 Sampler  

Just in time for merry-making comes our Ornaments Issue! All ornaments are a great way to learn techniques, use up our leftover fabrics, yar...