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What to say about our new issue? Pay attention to the details! Details abound and enhance projects taking them from really nice to super special. Take the Purple Cornflower Quilt for example. You'll find loving words like family, love, happiness etc. We encourage you to machine embroider your favourite words across the petals and leaves. Two extraordinary teapot cozies worth taking notice of, one sewn and the other crocheted. This isn't all. There are quilted projects to make using appliqué, free motion quilting, and adding details a little out of the ordinary. Adding bling to our knitted projects, and making the Eggli Vest for a feeling of versatility, wear it 2 ways! Make the Nutcracker Tree in time for Christmas - using only black floss and a little metallic thread for stars. AND we showcase two fascinating women in the world of quilting: Lise Belanger and Galla Grotto. Don't miss their extraordinary pieces of fibre art! You know there's more in this issue...get it, enjoy it!

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Editor's letter

There's so much to tell you about this issue I'm

not sure where to begin.

It's not only about the projects but the details

within the projects that make them special.

Christine Baker added loving words in the

appliquéd petals in her Purple Cornflowers

Banner, I mean talk about making that quilt

even better. Using words like Family, Love,

Happiness to name a few, can really take your

quilts from really nice to unforgettable. Maybe

because my world revolves around words that

it struck a happy cord!

Talking about extraordinary, how about the

Blooming Tea Pot Cozy by Laura Coia from Sew

Very Easy? How imaginative is that to sew a

cozy that blooms before your eyes!? Crocheter

Ruth I. Forbes added what looks like stitches

laid over the crochet work, turning a simple tea

pot cozy into a fascinating one, all the while

sharing a unique crochet stitch.

For those who enjoy meditating you'll love

Édith Choinière's Heart2Heart Mandala

Wallhanging with two stitching options: using

free motion quilting or the appliquéd version.

Explore both!

I thought it would be a lot of fun to have

Olesya Lebedenko participate with her Purse

Pop! A round bag, relatively easy to make she

says, using a positive and happy attitude!

You'll find some bling within this issue's pages.

Sequined yarn makes for light and sparkly

accessories ready for a night out. See Denise

Powell's out of this world Shooting Star Wrap

and Flo Flory Trellis Dreams Wrap, where they

let the sequins do the talking…

I had a lot of fun photographing Jacqueline

Grice wearing her Eggli Vest. I love her story

about her vest and her extraordinary love of

dyeing her own yarns; such a desire for colour!

Where do I stop? There's so much more. Kathy

McClean's 'LOVE' banner is a project where

buttons have joined the appliqué party, like I

said, extraordinary is in the details.

In the embroidery section of this issue are the

cutest, itsy-bitsy needlework projects, you'll

want to make more than one.

Details abound in the art quilts of Galla Grotto.

Let your eye wander from detail to detail then

be amazed how it all comes together.

Join us and explore how to take your

needlework projects from very nice to indeed,

extraordinary!

Cheerfully,

MAKE & BE HAPPY

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10 Cathy McClean

quilting

LOVE! In fall appliqué button art

14 The Quilt Store, Clodagh Coker

quilting

Fall Welcome Wreath Banner

18 Christine Baker

quilting

Purple Coneflowers Banner

24 Elaine Theriault

quilting

Birds of Paradise Quilt

28 Édith Choinière

quilting

Heart 2 Heart Mandala Wallhanging

36 Laura Coia

sewing

Blooming Tea Pot Cozy

40 Olesya Lebedenko

sewing

Purse Pop! Round Bag

48 That Sewing Place, Sharon Fenlon

sewing

Mug Caddy

58 Cynthia MacDougall

knit together

Joining In Part 2

62 Charles Voth

knitting

4 cast-ons for knitting circular lace

64 Jacqueline Grice

knitting

Eggli Vest

68 Flo Flory

knitting

Trellis Dreams Wrap

70 Denise Powell

knitting

Shooting Star Wrap

72 Red Heart, Nancy J. Thomas

knitting

Wrapghan

76 Ruth I. Forbes

crochet

Autumnal Tea Pot Cozy and Mat

80 Jo Gatenby

cross stitch

Nutcracker Tree

84 Kim Beamish

cross stitch

Leaves Needle Roll

86 Carolyn Mitchell

canvaswork

Owen Owl

90 Jayne Styles

embroidery

4 Seasons Mug Cozies

94 Carol Arsenault

embroidery

Sweet Begonia

Artist Review

50 Lise Belanger

Le Petit Chapeau Rouge

52 Galla Grotto

Mother Earth

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In the Loop

56 Quilt Canada 2018

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3 Editor’s Letter

6 Mark Your Calendars!

6 Advertiser Index

8 Hooked on Books

The latest in needlework books

61 Knitting

Standard Abbreviations & Terms

98 Business Directory

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

To list your event in this space please call 1.866.969.2678.

Creativ Festival

Since 1988, Creativ Festival is Canada’s largest diy

consumer show dedicated to the creative arts of

sewing, knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting,

quilting, crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting

& other fibre, textile, needle & paper arts. Offering

up-close-and-personal hands-on instruction at

conference classes and an exhibit hall bursting

with creativity. Whether newbie or seasoned pro,

join others who share your creative passions at this

exceptional interactive experience like no other

where you can discover, learn, try and buy!

Edmonton: Sep 7-8, 2018, Millennium Place, Sherwood Park

Toronto: Apr 13-14, 2018, The International Centre

Calgary: Sep 21-22, 2018, Spruce Meadows Equiplex

Abbotsford: Mar 16-17, 2018, TRADEX

Toronto: Oct 11-13, 2018, The International Centre

More info: www.creativfestival.ca or 1.855.723.1156.

November 9-11, 2017

The Annual Oshawa Fibre Art Show

Centennial Albert United Church, 19 Rosehill Blvd

(corner of Bond St W), Oshawa, Ontario L1G 5G5

Over 100 original fibre art creations will be on

display and most will be available for purchase.

The artwork is created by several Ontario

fibre artists. Show includes a boutique of gifts

and a supply shop for fibre art creators. Musical

entertainment. 10am-5pm daily, up to 7pm on

November 10 th . Admission is $5.00 per person, and

students get in free! Refreshments will be for sale

throughout the show. For further Information visit

www.annualoshawafibreartshow.com. Any

questions, please email Marilyn Whitbread at

Elegant.Silks@sympatico.ca.

www.TheNeedleworkPages.com

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May 31 - June 9, 2018

Saskatchewan Stitches Conference

St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference offers

creative classes with renowned fibre and

needle work artists and attracts participants

from across Canada who love to sew, knit,

quilt and rughook. Forms and details at

www.saskstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024.

July 18 - 22, 2018

Embroiderers’ Association of Canada Seminar

BRIDGING STITCHES

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Registration begins Sept 1, 2017. 25+ classes,

challenges, exhibition, prizes, shopping, banquet &

more! Details: eac.ca/seminar2018

Contact: seminar2018@eac.ca

Show Guide Unlimited, the 2016 edition of the

Ontario Show Directory is now available! An

extensive listing of the years best shows including

art and craft (juried and non-juried), needlework,

woodworking, festivals and bazaars throughout

Ontario; also craft show tips, etiquette and

useful planning calendar; available at $24.99 plus

$5.00 S&H. For more info or to order online visit

www.ontarioshowguide.com, or call 1.800.671.2272.

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Advertiser Index

55 BF Designs

99 Brother

98 Business Directory

60 Canadian Guild of Knitters

27 Canadian Quilters' Association

97 Coats

93 CreativFestival

55 Crochet Designs by NanaRuth

79 Embroidery Association of Canada

100 Gütermann Creativ

55 Harebrained Happenings

69 Haus of Stitches

69 Heartfelt Fibre Arts

02 Husqvarna Viking

61 KNITmuch

69 Lowery Workstands

55 MarNic Designs

67 Mary Maxim

85 Needleworker's Delight

27 Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

61 QUILTsocial

55 Rypan Designs

69 Sandpiper Creations

69 That Sewing Place

06 The Needlework Pages

69 The Quilt Store

69 The Yarn Guy

07 Unique Knitting & Crochet

47 WonderFil Threads

79 X's & Oh's

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hooked on books

Monster Hats

Vanessa Mooncie

These hats certainly make a statement and that

statement is “Rawwwwwwr!” Not for the fainthearted,

these beautifully designed knitted hats will

keep you cozy while turning some heads. Hopefully

not right round though... Fun and vibrant, these 15

designs for both adults and children are just the

thing to get you noticed on a chilly night. Projects

include a creepy zombie, an enchanting griffin, an

amusing yeti and a stylish demon.

144 pages, ISBN 978-1-78494-212-0

The Guild of Master Craftsman

thomasallen.ca

Hygge Knits

Nicki Trench

It seems that suddenly everyone wants to be

Scandinavian, and to "hygge" (pronounced hueguh)

which means "a sublime state of cosiness" felt

when you are with friends or loved ones. It can be

enhanced by the addition of a log fire, a sweet treat

and a cozy knit. So spread the love, and keep things

cozy, by knitting yourself – or your family – a warm

and beautiful sweater, hat, gloves, or socks, with a

Scandi feel.

128 pages, ISBN 978-1-78249-478-2

Cico Books

thomasallen.ca

Bright and Bold Wool Appliqué

Angela Lawrence

The author of best-selling Wool Appliqué Folk

Art presents a treasure trove of 12 seasonal wool

appliqué projects, with 3 for each season. Her

Americana aesthetic, although very true to early

decorative arts, would look great in many homes

today. Presented in a lovely antique color palette,

these simple and elegant projects include a journal

cover, pillow cover, wallhangings, storage boxes,

table rug, and more, perfect for your home or to give

as gifts; includes a basics chapter and an updated

chapter on the collection, storage, and use of wool.

112 Pages, ISBN 978-1-935726-81-4

Landauer Publishing

thomasallen.ca

The Fussy Cut Sampler

Nichole Ramirez & Elisabeth Woo

If you are like authors Nichole and Elisabeth, your

favorite part of quilting is fussy cutting – and it usually

involves figuring out how to enhance an interesting

quilt block by framing a favorite element in your mostloved

fabric! Let fussy cutting become more than

just showing a single design. By following along with

how Nichole and Elisabeth create drastically different

samplers from each of their 48 unique patchwork

blocks, see how those same 9'' blocks can easily be

adapted to your own personal taste.

144 pages, ISBN 978-1-940655-22-2

Lucky Spool Media

thomasallen.ca

The Versatile Nine Patch

Joan Ford

Often, the nine patch is one of the first blocks taught

to beginners learning to quilt. But the nine patch is

also one of the most diverse blocks, offering many

different design options. In ScrapTherapy® The

Versatile Nine Patch, quilt designer and teacher Joan

Ford offers gorgeous designs using the traditional

nine patch block plus more challenging and creative

patterns that turn a nine patch into something

entirely new.

224 pages, ISBN 978-1-63186-675-3

Taunton Press

thomasallen.ca

Improv Patchwork

Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape

Maria Shell

Explore new options in improvisational piecing and

empower your creativity! Cut and combine solidcolor

fabrics to create your own "prints" - stripes,

polka dots, chevrons, plaids, and more. Forget the

rules (and even your ruler) as you piece colorful

solids into compelling quilt designs. Use color,

pattern, and repetition to develop your personal

design aesthetic as you stitch freely to create unique

quilts that pack a punch!

96 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-496-7

C&T Publishing

ctpub.com

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hooked on books

I Remain, Your Loving Son: Intimate Stories

of Beaumont-Hamel

Edited by Frances Ennis and Bob Wakeham

This is a compelling book that contains deeply

personal stories of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel

launched July 1st, 1916. The story is told by the

soldiers themselves and their relatives back home.

Remembering with Rugs, the price pwaid, is a chapter

within about how textile artist Frances Ennis

helped initiate and facilitated several large group

rug hooking projects. This stunning collection of

rugs depicts the war in general through the eyes of

women who became involved in creating traditional

Newfoundland hooked rugs.

138 Pages, ISBN 978-1-77117-568-5

Flanker Press

flankerpress.com

Crochet Bears and other Animals

Emma Brown

Adorable animal friends to crochet for children of

all ages. A world away from mass-produced plush

toys, Emma Brown's hand-crocheted creations

live on the make-believe island of Shady Bay. The

animals all have their part to play in island life. With

25 gorgeous patterns suitable for beginners through

to experienced crafters, you're sure to find a unique

toy in Crocheted Bears and Other Animals that will

spark a child's imagination and become a firm friend

for life.

112 Pages, ISBN 978-1-78249-430-0

Cico Books

thomasallen.ca

Hope and Survival: A Story of the

Halifax Explosion

Story and Quilt Art by Laurie Swim

This brand-new children’s book was written

and illustrated by Laurie Swim to accompany

the monumental community art quilt project

commemorating the 100th anniversary of the

Halifax Explosion.

Hope and Survival tells the story of Jess, a young girl

caught up in the aftermath of the disaster. It is richly

illustrated with Laurie’s unique quilt art, on snowdyed

fabric, and the book acknowledges the legacy

of hope and survival that continues to this day. It is

a beautifully original gift – perfect for those young

and young in spirit. Each book is personally signed

by Laurie.

48 Pages, Hardcover, ISBN 978-0-9783548-3-1

Art Quilt Publishing

laurieswim.com

One-Block Wonders of the World

New Ideas, Design Advice, A Stunning

Collection of Quilts

Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes

Transform a single fabric print with marvelous

piecing magic! Best-selling author Maxine Rosenthal

and Linda Bardes share stunning One Block Wonders

quilts. Learn how to choose the right 60-degree ruler,

pick the most useful fabric, and change the look of

a quilt with a different strip size. See what others

have done - the beginning fabric and the ending

projects - and courageously cut into that beautiful

yardage! Sew simple pieced hexagon blocks with

no "Y" seams, and enjoy the thrill of arranging and

rearranging them on your design wall.

80 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-518-6

C&T Publishing

ctpub.com

Free-Motion Meandering

A Beginners Guide to Machine Quilting

Angela Walters

Finishing your own quilts is easier than you think.

Turn the corner to free-motion success with a

meandering makeover! Angela Walters shows you

that free-motion quilting doesn't have to be scary

- with a couple designs in your pocket, you can

finish almost any quilt on your home machine and

enjoy the process. Practice 8 meandering stitches

for beginners, plus creative variations on each, with

step-by-step visuals and quilted samples. Start your

free-motion journey on the right foot with proven

techniques to help you disguise mistakes and

transition between designs with ease.

80 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-520-9

C&T Publishing

ctpub.com

Quilting Row by Row

Jeanette White & Erin Hamilton

Grow your skills, row by row! Dresden plates,

pinwheel blocks, and flying geese... piece like a pro

with The Piper's Girls! Starting with the simplest

patchwork squares and working your way up to

more challenging appliqué and paper piecing, you'll

sew through a cheery, 11-row sampler quilt and

2 bonus projects. Build 25 specific quilting skills

such as getting an accurate ¼" seam, constructing

on-point squares, and using the 45° angle on a ruler.

Straightforward how-to photos and full-size patterns

are included. Gain confidence and learn new tips

along the way, whether you're just a beginner or a

more experienced quilter.

72 pages + pattern pullout, ISBN 978-1-61745-592-6

C&T Publishing

ctpub.com

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17. Using Unique Gem-tak; add the

buttons, covering as much or as little

of the letters and the flowers as you

like. Leave to dry overnight.

TIP Gem-tak goes on white and will dry

totally clear- so don’t worry about having

too much.

Note: I totally covered the “O” and the “V”

and I applied just a few buttons to the

flowers on the bottom. Remember it is your

button art so apply as many or as few as

you like.

TIP When applying the buttons, I started

with the larger buttons working down

in size.

18. Trim away extra fabric on the back.

Optional: I glued double fold bias over

the raw edge to give a nicer finish.

19. Hang on your wall and Enjoy! Start

making one for each season or use the

same techniques to embellish a pillow.

Free motion work

When doing free motion work start with

simple shapes and work up to intricate

shapes. Make sure your work is stable

with either a hoop or an iron-on stabilizer.

Start writing “e’s or O’s”, then move on to

flowers and leaves before stippling, so

that you can train your brain with the

techniques involved along the way. I find

it helpful to draw the desired design with

a pencil and paper first before going to

the machine.

Cathy McClean

Product Specialist

www.hakidd.com

For more tips on

free motion quilting

see the

free tutorials on

QUILTsocial.com

https://quiltsocial.com/

6-essential-tips-for-perfect-free-motion-quilting/

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Birds of Paradise

quilt

A mixture of Northcott’s basic collections including Toscana, Stonehenge

Gradations Brights and Artisan Spirit Shimmer. Joining the blocks into rows

transforms this ordinary block in a garden bursting with colour to brighten

up any day. This quilt is also a great opportunity to try out a new quilting

design and because the quilt is made in rows, it’s super easy to quilt.

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Enter your quilt!

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Attend Quilt Canada, May 31 to June 2, 2018

Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC

• National Juried Show • Huge Merchant Mall

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HEART2HEARTMandala

Definition of mandala. 1: a Hindu

or Buddhist graphic symbol of

the universe; specifically: a circle

enclosing a square with a deity on

each side that is used chiefly as an

[aid to meditation.

Since I was 10, I wanted to learn

about quilting, but I didn’t know

anyone that could teach me. It

was only in 1984, at 22 years

old, that my dream of learning to

quilt came true. I had joined the

Canadian Armed Forces where I

met my husband, an Acadian from

Rogersville, New Brunswick. We

had received our posting to the

Base in Gagetown, New Brunswick

and that’s where I learned the

basics of traditional quilting. My

mother-in-law was my teacher and

at the time, no quilting tools were

yet available on the market.

In 1993, we were posted to Portagela-Prairie,

Manitoba. During this

period, besides quilting, I created

many oil paintings. To meet people

in my new community, I exhibited

my paintings at the Arts Council in

Portage and later, taught classes to

meet more people.

Soon after arriving on the air base in

Portage, I met two inspiring artists

that would share their teachings

with me as well as the Native arts

and crafts. So for the following three

years, Aimée, an Algonquin from

the Ottawa region and her husband,

a Lakota Sioux from Long Plain,

Manitoba, showed me how to work

raw hides and make drums, shields,

beadwork, moccasins, mukluks,

mittens and bags as well as dream

catchers and other ceremonial items.

In hindsight, painting and Native

Art gave me a new perspective

that would drive my passion for

quilting and designing into a new

direction.

We moved back to Quebec in 1996

and since raw hide is a bit more

difficult to find, I returned to my

love of quilting. At this point I

longed for something different,

more challenging. I had found

a quilt book from Pam Bono’s

collection that was quite different

from the traditional quilting style

of the day. I contacted her and we

became friends over the years. She

became my mentor and invited

me to visit her in Pagosa Spring,

Colorado. She taught me the

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Blooming Tea

Pot Cozy

Tea pot cozy patterns have been around for many years

and most recently there’s been a resurgence in the

interest in tea pot cozy patterns. The idea was more on

who could make the most whimsical tea pot cozy sort

of won the prize, in a manner of speaking.

Quite by instinct, here’s my version of a tea pot cozy

that does more than just keep your tea hot, it blooms!

It will fit any size pot, is reversible, turns into a table

topper, has a built-in hot pad, is easy to store and is

sew very easy to make. Make it in solid colours that fit

your décor or use your favourite printed fabric.

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PURSE POP!

round bag

Hello fellow

crafters! I’m happy

to share with you

the instructions

for the adorable

Purse Pop! My love

and passion for

colours, fabrics,

positive energy,

and beauty allows

me to transform

functional everyday

items into pieces of

art that make our

days brighter and

happier. Let’s sew!

With love, Olesya

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Mug Caddy

These Mug Caddies are great for keeping

everything handy in one place by your sewing

station. We made variations of them to use for

our sergers, sewing machines, and embroidery

machines. Our technicians also have larger

versions to hold the tools they constantly

need. Oh, maybe we should have one on our

cutting table to hold the rotary cutters, pens

and papers – or have an office version close

to the cash register! There are so many more

possibilities for them. You could make one to

hold cooking utensils in the kitchen, or how

about one in the bathroom for hair brushes

and/or cosmetics. The list is as long as your

imagination. We’ve had so much fun creating

these – and we hope you will too. This fatquarter

friendly project is a great way to bust a

bit o’ that stash!

Flat perspective of caddy sample

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Brenda Franklin

519.638.9958

help@bfdesigns.on.ca

Brenda Franklin designs more

than just realistic cross stitch. Also

available are beaded knits, bead

stitch, intarsia and needle felting.

Check out www.bfdesigns.on.ca

for the complete line of books,

patterns and kits.

Rypan Designs

416.247.1993

www.rypandesigns.com

NEW! Downloadable Patterns!

Maria Rypan is an international

designer, researcher & instruction

book publisher recognized for her

‘Gerdany’ beadwork and projects

for many publications. Since 1995

Maria teaches, produces a kit line and

presents on beading & global folk arts.

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Eggli Vest

I was inspired to design the Eggli Vest by

the mountain in Switzerland of the same

name. Eggli is in the Bernese Oberland

in Gstaad. As a child I would ski down

this mountain so many times. Then as a

young adult I actually lived and worked at

Restaurant Eggli, which is at the top of the

mountain. At night, when the tourists had

gone down into the village, I was lucky to

enjoy the peacefulness and the mountain

view, listening to the wind blowing over

the much bigger mountains nearby.

Even then, knitting was a big part of my

daily life.

The colour featured in the Eggli Vest was

inspired by my dad. He had a love for

breeding Cockatiels and Love Birds ...many

of the Love Birds had this teal colour like the

one I used to dye the yarn for the Eggli Vest.

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Shooting Star is a fun

little decorative scarf

that you can throw

on to add a little

bling to an outfit. The

tail of the shooting

star is knitted with

some sections done

only in the sequined

carry along, giving an

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would make a perfect

present for any stargazing

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Afghans are popular any

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Autumnal Tea Pot Cozy and Mat

Small & Large Mats

2 cup cozy 4 cup cozy 6 cup cozy

Add a little pizzazz to your afternoon teatime

with matching tea cozies and mat sets. The

cozies are a perfect fit for your favourite

Brown Betty teapots and the mats are a nice

complement to your table.

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NUTCRACKEr

TREE

Over the years designer Jo Gatenby has admired

the various stylized Christmas trees that so many

artists and designers have come up with, whirls

and swirls, words and themes, and wanted to try

her hand at creating her own. A long-time lover

of the Nutcracker Ballet, when she saw another

artist’s version of this tree, she just had to create

her own… The hardest part was turning actual

photos of dancers into silhouettes that still

provided enough detail to show their characters!

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OWEN OWL

front

back

Whooo is Owen? He's an ornament providing a lot of satisfaction

when decorating for the fall season. He packs a lot of needlework skills

worked on a small canvas area. Whooo-nderful idea for gift-giving.

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Seasons

Embroidered Hot Drink Cup Sleeves

The only thing that feels better than holding a

hot drink in your hands on a cold day is holding

a hot drink wrapped in fabric. The paper drink

sleeves are good, but when you start using a

fabric sleeve, you’ll never go back.

This project gives you one sleeve for every

season and they are for hot or cold drinks.

Make one or all four using your choice of fabric

and threads. The stitches used can be found

in most stitch books or online. The sleeves are

reversible so pick a fun fabric for the back.

This is a great gift idea for anyone who drinks

coffee or tea on the go.

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Sweet Begonia

This delicate piece of

embroidered begonia

was initially designed

using variegated threads,

which takes the work

out of shading. In these

instructions are the

colours that should be

staggered to give the

variegated effect. Feel

free to use variegated

threads, so you can

focus on the stitching.

Sweet Begonia uses

the general techniques

for long and short

stitch shading with a

few subtle differences.

Follow the diagram

for the angle and

placement of your

stitches.

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Our shop does embroidery and laser engraving.

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Canada's Largest Independently Owned Quilting

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Fabulous selection of yarns. Extremely

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We have knitting machines by Artisan and Silver

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10 Thomas St, Mississauga, ON L5M 1Y5

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Mississauga's Finest Quilting and Knitting

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525 Brooker Ridge #102, Newmarket, ON L3X 2M2

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We offer a wide selection of high quality yarns as

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Your Premier Canadian Source for Specialty Sewing

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Introducing That Sewing Place as your sewing

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17817 Leslie St, Unit 40, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C6

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Evelyn's Sewing Centre in Newmarket is your

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A divine little shop with supplies for all your hand

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Visit us online for a wide selection quilt patterns

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appliqué, punchneedle, rag quilting and printing

photos on fabric.

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INTRODUCING THE DREAM MACHINE 2

Luxury in every detail

Enhanced, fine-tuned and graced with refined new features giving serious enthusiasts like you

an incomparable sewing, embroidery and quilting experience. Dream big!

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INSPIRING CREATIVITY FOR GENERATIONS

Photos are for illustration purposes only. The XV8550D shown in this ad has been manufactured by Brother Industries, Ltd., under a licensing agreement with Disney Enterprise Inc., through which Brother has permission to use the Disney images.

The embroidery designs built into the embroidery machine are for personal use within the home only and may not be used for business or industrial purposes. Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries, Ltd., Japan. All specifications

are subject to change without notice. All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies. The Best Buy Seal and other licensed materials are registered certification marks and trademarks of Consumers

Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. For award information visit ConsumersDigest.com. ©2017 Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. 1, rue Hôtel de Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec, H9B 3H6. ©Disney 06/2017 94607

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