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Aran Sweater is New Again

INSPIRING

Falling Leaves Quilt

needlework projects to keep you going through the Fall

Cross-Stitch Geography101 Wildfire in the Hardanger Cloche Crochet Hooking On the Edge Little Skirt Purse

11 gifted Canadian designers share their passion

Tablecloth? or Lacy Racy Robe Canada $8.95

USA $7.95

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12 Anne Kerrigan Anne’s “New Look Aran Sweater” will 44 Linda Lachance Like a stroll in the park in the fall, warm you up this season with its colour and texture.

18 Joyce O‘Connell Joyce captures the beauty of the fall season in her ‘Falling Leaves’ quilted hanging.

26 Lynne Nicoletti What’s in a name? Lynne’s witty ‘Cross-Canada Album Jacket’ explores the distinct – and sometimes entertaining – names of Canadian cities, stitched in the form of a crossword puzzle on this fun album jacket.

Linda’s ‘Autumn Splendor’ displays the beautiful colours of the season for our enjoyment!

50 Deanne Fitzpatrick Discover ‘Living On The Edge’ and rug hooking at the same time! What a great way to explore rug hooking from the Maritimes.

58 Brenda Franklin This elegant Petit Drop Necklace in

beaded knitting, a ‘must try’ from Brenda, will add a delightful dimension to your accessory collection.

32 Astor Tsang Astor’s mother and daughter ‘Sunburst 64 Angela Anastakis Diaries hold our fondest memories Cloche’ offers a funky tone to the staid shades of the fall season.

36 Dorothy Gilchrist Dorothy lovingly places the

Rosebay Willowherb front and centre in her ‘Wildfire Centrepiece’, a magnificent blend of cross-stitch and Hardanger.

and favourite ideas. With her ‘Leaves of Autumn’, Angela shows us an easy and elegant way to adorn our treasured records.

70 Myrna Giesbrecht How do you turn a skirt into a purse? Learn with Myrna!

76 Jan Bones Jan encourages us to push open the doors of our imagination with her Lace Tablecloth Robe.


PUBLISHER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER Carla A. Canonico ART DIRECTOR, PHOTOGRAPHER BUSINESS MANAGER John De Fusco TECHNICAL EDITOR Ruth I. Forbes PROOFREADER Rosalie I. Tennison

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Departments 05 Editor’s Letter 06 Come On In!

In this issue we visit Lismore Sheep Farm Wool Shop, a heart-warming place in River John, Nova Scotia, considered by some, a knitter’s paradise.

25 Mark Your Calendars! 56 Hooked on Books

A review of recent Canadian needle arts publications.

68 Business Directory 80 The Heart of the Art

More heart-warming stories and pictures of our readers’ accomplishments and passion for the needle arts.

82 A Stitch in Time

As a POW during World War II, Lieutenant George L. Williamson was stripped of his battledress...find out how he stitched to maintain his identity.

84 The Guilded Edge

The Markham Guild of Village Crafts blends beading, sewing, bead knitting, and fabric painting and of course… doll making to create their Cloth Ballerina.

90 Pulling Together

Denise Taylor is a wonderful Canadian fibre art designer, who, after a life-altering accident, finds solace and strength in her needle art.

92 Sneak Peek! Festive 2006 92 Advertizer Index

EDITORIAL Designers and other contributors who would like to be considered for future issues please email Carla with a brief description of your work and your proposed project for the magazine. ADVERTISING For advertising inquiries please call or email at the numbers/ addresses above. Please also view our media kit on our website above. RETAILERS If you are interested in carrying A Needle Pulling Thread in your store, please call or email us at the numbers/addresses above. SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscription rates are as follows: Canada - $35.80/year plus applicable taxes. USA - USD$44.95/year. Outside Canada/USA - CAD$60.80/year for surface delivery or CAD$85.80/year for air delivery. Subscribe online via our website or mail your subscription request and cheque to our address above. For back issues please call us at the number above for availability. SPECIAL THANKS TO : All the contributors, the Foglia family, the Zilli family, mom & dad, and Alessia & Adriano! A Needle Pulling Thread™ is a registered trademark. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. ©2006 A Needle Pulling Thread. All rights reserved. Volume 1, Issue 4 All designs, patterns, and information in this magazine are for private, non-commercial use only, and are copyrighted material owned by their respective creators or owners.


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April 18-19, 2015 2015 Quilt Show, Tiny Township Community Centre, 91 Concession Road 8 East, Tiny, Ontario L0L 2J0 The Georgian Bay Quilters’ Guild presents Reflections of Georgian Bay, Roots and Wings. Roots and Wings Challenge: “Good parents give their children roots and wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what’s being taught them.” – Jonas Salk Admission is $5 and men are our guests. Plenty of free parking, handicap access and a tearoom. The location will be well signed. For more information email us at GeorgianBayQuiltersGuild@gmail.com or online at www.gbqg.ca or on Facebook. April 19, 2015 Ontario Hooking Craft Guild 49th Annual Conference and Show (Traditional and primitive rug-hooking) Best Western Lamplighter Inn 591 Wellington Rd, London, Ontario N6C 4R3 Try traditional rug hooking, find teachers in your area, view hundreds of hand crafted rugs, purchase wools, patterns, dyes, books, kits. Open to the public. Admission $10. For more information visit www.ohcg.org April 24-25, 2015 Creativ Festival International Centre 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8. Two-day interactive experience, where shopping, inspiration & creativity flourish! Get in-the-know and stay on top of what's hot, new and next in the world of sewing, knitting, quilting, beading, needlework, paper crafts, embellishing and other creative art forms. Design it! Create it! Embellish it! Make it YOU! ALL seminars, demos, make 'n takes & activities are free with admission. Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm. For more info: www.creativfestival.ca or call 1.800.291.2030. May 28 - June 7, 2015 Saskatchewan Stitches Conference St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan Join internationally renowned instructors for classes in Bra making, Quilting, Fabric Art, Sewing, Knitting and Rug Hooking for a week of learning, sharing and fun. Forms and details at www.saskstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024. June 20-27, 2015 Green Mountain Rug School The Capital Plaza Hotel 100 State St Montpelier, Vermont, USA 05602 Two four-day sessions (6 classes each session) offered June 20-23 and 24-27, 2015 at our new location at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier, Vermont. Traditional and contemporary rug hooking classes for all levels, plus a hooking retreat each session. Details at: www.GreenMountainHookedRugs.com

August 19-23, 2015 The Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland and Labrador (RHGNL) Rug School Lavrock Camp/Conference Centre, Trans Canada Highway, Exit 35 (45 min. drive from St. John’s) Registrar: Diane Warren , 709-753-8836, gdwarren@warp.nfld.net RHGNL is hosting its Annual Rug School. Classses range from beginner to advanced hooking. Our Guild also hosts various hook-in gatherings throughout the province during the year. This year we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. For further information visit our website at www.rhgnl.ca. September 12-13, 2015 Settlers’ Village Quilters’ Guild presents Harvest of Quilts Show & Sale Kawartha Settler’s Village, 85 Dunn St, Bobcaygeon, Ontario K0M 1A0 Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm Admission $5.00. All heritage buildings on site will be used to showcase over 200 new quilted items and heritage quilts. The theme of this show is “Recipe for a Quilt”. Also featured will be a merchants’ mall, members boutique, quilt appraiser Rosalie I. Tennison, quilt raffle, door prizes, toonie draw, scissor sharpener, demonstrations and an inter guild challenge. Refreshments in two locations. Buses welcome. Wheelchair accessible. For more information visit our web site at: www.settlersvillagequilters.ca

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All the contributors, Steve and Anna Foglia, the Miles family, Alessia and Adriano, mom and dad. A Needle Pulling Thread® is a registered trademark. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. ©2015 A Needle Pulling Thread. All rights reserved. Volume 10 Issue 1. All designs, patterns, and information in this magazine are for private, non-commercial use only, and are copyrighted material owned by their respective creators or owners. Printing – MPIPrint, Concord, Ontario Correction: In the Winter 2014/15 issue of A Needle Pulling Thread, on page 60, the technical editor for the Jack Frost Scarf is Ellie Gallo-Hendrikx. Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

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Advertiser Index 73 Amberlane & Amberpetites 51 BF Designs 93 Brother 90 Business Directory 41 Canadian Guild of Knitters 23 Country Concessions 42 Craft & Hobby Association 69 CreativFestival 51 Crochet Designs by NanaRuth 51 Focus on Fibre Arts

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Celtic Vest designed by Kathryn Thomas Fleece Artist 1174 Mineville Road Mineville, Nova Scotia Canada B2Z 1K8 902.462.0602 knit by Janine Stewart Lismore Sheep Farm Yarn, pewter and birch needles all hand crafted in Nova Scotia.

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On April Fools Day, Astor Tsang figuratively smashed a bottle of champagne on her computer when she launched her web site, www.knittingAstor.com. The “Fools Day” part was that her computer crashed 10 days later. Later this fall, Astor will have patterns available for sale on her site, making her a true E-Commerce Knitwear Architect. In future, she hopes to have a sister web site, www.crochetAstor.com.

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The Pull of Wool Knitting Retreat at Hollyhock: September 29 to October 2, 2006 For knitters of all persuasions, beginner to expert, come join Astor Tsang for a knitting retreat at Hollyhock. Hollyhock, located on Cortes Island, B.C., is Canada’s leading educational retreat centre. Not only is Hollyhock located in a spectacular temperate rain forest, it offers cozy accommodation, sumptuous meals and yoga/movement/meditation. Astor’s knitting retreat helps you discover your creative side. Let knitting take you on an innovative journey. Inspired by natural surroundings and your imagination, you will create your own unique cable and lace patterns. For information see www.hollyhock.ca

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Bra-makers Supply 308 Ottawa St N, in the Heart of the Fabric District! Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z9  905-538-1396   bramakerssupply.com  CustomerService@Bramakers.com World's largest source for bra-making and corset supplies, including patterns, books, elastics, underwires, foam bra & swim cups, laces, clips, corset coutil, busks and boning. Classes all year around in bra-making, panties, swimwear & corsetry.

Hardanger House 4708 52 St, PO Box 1223, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0  403.742.2749 or toll-free 1.866.742.2749   tnplisting.com/hardanger-house.html Patterns from Canadian, American and European designers, linen and evenweave fabrics from Zweigart, DMC pearl Cottons, Caron Collection threads, and all the related stitching accessories are kept in stock. Many additional items can be special ordered.

Rosalie I. Tennison, Quilt Appraiser Certified by American Quilters’ Society 2005 Newmarket, ON  905.953.1441   R.Tennison@sympatico.ca What if something happens to your treasured quilt? Do you have written proof of its value for your insurance company? Get an appraisal now.

Brampton Sew & Serge 289 Rutherford Rd S, Unit 7, Brampton, ON L6W 3R9  905.874.1564   bramptonsewnserge.com  monique@bramptonsewnserge.com Welcome to Your One Stop Sewing Centre! We are authorized dealers of Baby Lock, Husqvarna Viking, and Singer sewing machines and sergers. We also offer a full schedule of sewing classes for everyone. Brantford Fabrics 128 Nelson St, Unit 3, Brantford, ON N3S 4B6  519.304.8220   facebook.com/BrantfordFabrics  BrantfordFabrics@live.ca Your authorized PFAFF & Husqvarna/Viking dealer offering sales, service & parts. Select fabrics, notions, a variety of classes & more. Experienced, friendly & helpful staff. Your one-stop shop for garmentmaking, embroidery, quilting & needlework. Bytowne Threads - Ottawa, ON

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 mlj@bytownethreads.com Featuring AURIfil® thread from Italy. Extra-long staple Egyptian cotton threads: 12wt, 28wt, 40wt & 50wt - 252 colours. Bobbin threads, black & white: 60 and 80wt. Polyester threads 240 high-sheen colours. Wool threads 180 colours.

Country Concessions 1 Dufferin St, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0  705.458.4546 or toll-free 1.888.834.4407  countryconcessions.com  quilting@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. Divine Stitches West Half 10910 102 Ave, Fairview, AB T0H 1L0  780.835.2403 Indulge your creativity at Divine Stitches – with lovely fabrics & yarns; artful threads; beads & embellishments; notions for sewing, quilting, knit & crochet; BabyLock machines & Daylight lamps. Unique quilts, bags & folios for purchase.

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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. Joyce's Sewing Shop 325 Wortley Rd, London, ON N6C 3R8  519.433.5344  joycessewingshop.com  joycesewingshop@bellnet.ca Our mission is to make sewing fun by providing professional training to teach the benefits of sewing, to provide excellent service and quality products to make your sewing easier and to provide friendly customer service to make you a happy sewer. Log Cabin Yardage 425 Whitevale Road, Whitevale, ON L0H 1M0  416.818.1393   logcabinyardage.com  info@logcabinyardage.com LCY is your source for the newest exciting novelty and designer fabrics, kits and odds and ends. Follow on Facebook for enticing fabric pictures, promotions and programs. Mad About Patchwork Online Store PO Box 412, Stittsville, ON K2S 1A5  madaboutpatchwork.com Online fabric shop featuring modern fabrics from Denyse Schmidt, Patty Young, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett and more. Great selection of Kona cotton solids, and shot cottons from Westminster. $5.95 flat rate shipping in Canada, free over $150. My Sewing Room 148-8228 MacLeod Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B8  403.252.3711   mysewingroom.ca  Queenofeverything@mysewingroom.ca Canada's Largest Independently Owned Quilting Store with fabric, patterns, kits, notions, sewing machines and more! My Sewing Room boasts over 10,000 bolts of 100% cotton fabric from designers and manufacturers from around the world.

Ruby Pearl Quilts 500 King St W, Suite 8, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K9  905.436.3535   rubypearlquilts.com  joy@rubypearlquilts.com We are your full service source of professional quilting equipment, products, & courses. Led by 44 years of sewing experience & more than 20 years of quilting experience, we have the experience necessary to help you push your hobby to the next level! Ruti's Needlebed 10 Thomas St, Mississauga, ON L5M 1Y5  905.821.9370   ruti.ca Mississauga's Finest Quilting and Knitting Store!! Come see our huge selection of yarn, fabric, supplies, sewing machines and knitting machines…a local store for all your quilting, sewing, knitting needs! We offer a wide variety of classes. 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. 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. Sewing Machines Etcetera 4155 Fairview St Unit 3, Burlington, ON L7L 2A4  905.639.5525  sewetc.com   info@sewetc.com At Sewing Machines Etcetera we have been in business since 1992, we will consistently and joyfully adapt to changes in technology and the marketplace, so we can offer the best in sewing related products and service to our whole community.


Stitch-It Central 189 Thames Street S, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2T6  519.303.1563  stitchitcentral.ca   sales@stitchitcentral.ca Stitch-It Central is a store to satisfy all your cross stitching needs. We have everything such as notions, books & magazines, project kits, charts, gift collections & certificates, papers & accessories, fabrics and linens, and so much more.

The Stitcher's Muse 4 - 70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5H4  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.

Sue's Quilting Studio 22 Main St E, PO Box 427, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0  613.678.3256   suesquiltingstudio@bellnet.ca  facebook.com/pages/Sues-Quilting-Studio/ 101057286682381 Where Friends gather! Specialty fabrics, notions, courses & long arm quilting. Specialty wool & knitting supplies, Swedish weaving, bunka supplies in the Gingerbread Capital of Ontario, an hour from Montreal, Ottawa & Cornwall.

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.

That Sewing Place 16610 Bayview Ave #10, Newmarket, ON L3X 1X3  905.715.7725   thatsewingplace.ca  jaret&liana@thatsewingplace.ca Introducing That Sewing Place as your sewing source and Authorized Dealers for Bernina and Brother machines. Jaret & Liana focus on placing your sewing needs first, providing outstanding support, service, and training.

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