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Just in time for merry-making comes our Ornaments Issue! All ornaments are a great way to learn techniques, use up our leftover fabrics, yarn and threads, and are fantastic for making last minute little commemorative gifts. They are also great for mixing & matching the techniques from one ornament to another - this is quite an adventure! Warning: all ornaments can become an addiction, as it can be difficult to stop at making just one when you find your favourite.

Also in this issue, we explore Arrowhead Smocking and all of its possibilities! And check out our Pulled Thread Pastries, the first project in a series on pulled thread work. These adorable cushions look like pastries, but they also work well as ornaments. Plus, what will you do with the pulled thread patterns?

See what we have to say about taking a trip with Eat Your Heart Out Tours as we travel to the Kutch Desert region to experience a vibrant textile way of life!

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Editor's letter

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.

Let's stretch our imagination a little.

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.

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?

Ornaments

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.

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?

Always dare to dream! Enjoy this excellent issue.

Cheerfully,

Make & Be Happy

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8 Cathy McClean

sewing

Wine Bottle Aprons and Ornaments

12 Clodagh Coker

quilting

Snow Globe Ornament

16 Bill Locke

paper piecing

A Piece of My Heart Ornament

22 Emily Baker

quilting

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Ornaments

28 Elaine Theriault

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

40 Lorraine Thompson

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

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

64 Betty Stokoe

hardanger

Yule Log Tote Ornament

70 Iryna Varabei

nizanka

Belarusan Nizanka Snowflakes

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in

every

issue

3 Editor’s Letter

6 Mark Your Calendars!

6 Advertiser Index

39 Knitting

Standard Abbreviations

& Terms

98 Business Directory

Special Features

77 The Beauty of Texture Part 3

Judith Marquis

86 Pulled Thread Pastries Part 1

Kim Beamish

32 Stories through Embroidery from

the Kutch Desert

Eat Your Heart Out Tours

66 Seminar 2019 – Beyond the Edge

Embroiderers’ Association of Canada

& Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria

Goldwork Bell Ornament

Barbara Gilbert

in the loop

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39 Crochet Designs by NanaRuth

85 Embroidery Association of Canada

95 Four Boys and a NL Girl

100 Gütermann Creativ

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96 Heartfelt Fibre Arts

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21 Mary Maxim

96 Melissa Marginet

96 Needleworker's Delight

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94 QUILTsocial

45 Red Heart

39 Rypan Designs

96 Sandpiper Creations

11 Sew Inspired

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97 Spirit of Belarus

97 That Sewing Place

97 The Quilt Store

97 The Yarn Guy

07 Unique Knitting & Crochet

95 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

&

Ornament!

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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.

What you choose to feature in your snow globe is as widely ranged as the

thousands bolts of fabric in The Quilt Store.

I will share several techniques which you may choose to combine when

designing your own personal snow globe.

– Clodagh

skill level Intermediate

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]

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

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)

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• Curved embroidery scissors (optional)

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A Piece of

My

Heart

Ornament

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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

Twinkle

Twinkle

Little Star

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Personalized

Ornaments

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Storiesthrough Embroidery

from the

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.

in the loop

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Unpackaged Travels

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Sweater

Gift Card

Ornament

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

knit

FASTER

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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.

– Patty

Colour Key

symbols DMC colour strands thread lenght knots stitches

S 310 black 2 150.7'' 2 115

948 peach v lt 2 42.5'' 0 60

b 754 peach lt 2 4.2'' 0 6

304 Christmas red med 2 8.6'' 0 4

3818 emerald green ultra 2 2.8'' 0 4

Ô 3843 electric blue 2 1.4'' 0 2

Õ B5200 snow white 2 173.4'' 0 244

3806 cyclamen pink lt 2 5.7'' 0 8

3031 mocha brown v dk 2 21.2'' 0 30

E3852 straw v dk 2 77.9'' 0 110

728 golden yellow 2 103.4'' 0 146

606 burnt orange-red 2 72.9'' 0 103

505 jade green 2 48.9'' 0 69

498 Christmas red dk 2 184.1'' 0 260

934 black avocado green 2 89.9'' 0 127

415 pearl grey 2 65.1'' 0 92

× 162 blue ultra v lt 2 7.1'' 0 10

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Photos by Maggie Langer Photography


in the loop

Goldwork Bell

Ornament

Seminar 2019 – Beyond the Edge

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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Belarusan

Nizanka

Snowflakes

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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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