Sunday, March 29, 2015

Create Needlepoint, not Sterotypes

Thanks to Valerie, I have a link to another article extolling the virtues of exploring the things the 1950s housewife mastered. 
http://www.bustle.com/articles/69930-11-old-lady-hobbies-that-are-perfect-to-try-in-your-twenties-from-canasta-to-embroidery

Old Ladies Rule!--even if a lot of us aren't any of the things the writer of the article above assumes we are.  Stereotypes, people.  Don't run your life or create assumptions based on stereotypes!

Create needlepoint instead.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 19 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Custom Yarlmulkes

Needle Paint does lots of custom pet portraits, wedding ring bearer pillows and belts but this posting on their blog is something new--custom yarlmulke and kippah designs!   This is a great way to customize a head covering that has religious meaning for someone special in your life.  
http://www.needlepaint.com/blog/2015/02/19/custom-kippah-yarlmulke-needlepoint-canvases/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 22, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dye Your Own

Instead of Do It Youself (DIY) this is "dye your own" thread day.  (DYO?) 
http://primitivesbythelightofthemoon.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-i-overdye-cotton-floss.html


After all, there are probably Blog readers charmed by dyeing Easter eggs who might want to try this at home.  Do follow all the safety rules, though.  Don't dye in good clothes, wear gloves and don't use any pots or pans you cook in.  Friends scour yard sales for used kitchen bowls and pots for dyeing, by the way.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 18, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Ecclesiastical Embroidery Booklet Available

Mary Corbet has an interest in ecclesiastical embroidery so a friend of hers sent her a great little booklet about the church embroideries decorating Liverpool Cathedral.  Since the booklet is available for purchase and there is a website that talks about some of the collections described in it, Mary talks about the pamphlet in detail on her website.  This is for fans of embroidery and gold work, particularly that stitched for cathedrals and churches.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2015/03/the-embroideries-at-liverpool-cathedral.html

Of course if you happen to be in Liverpool this year, you should check out the cathedral and the Embroidery Trail that covers a lot of fascinating stitching in various spots all over the city.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 13, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, March 27, 2015

What Tony Made Her Do

Suzie and Jinny from Enriched Stitch headed to a Tony Minieri class this week and had a fabulous time! 
http://astheneedleturns.com/a-tony-minieri-experience/

One of the stitches Tony had Suzie work was Casalguidi Stitch for her main branch.  To fully appreciate what she did, check out Mary Corbet's tutorial.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2012/03/stitch-play-casalguidi-stitch.html

She also used Portugese Knotted Stem Stitch, which Mary explains here.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/11/portuguese-knotted-stem-stitch-video.html

Tony's wildly talented and thanks to his classes, Suzie and many other folks now have great new techniques to use on their next piece.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 12, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.