Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stitch Guides Locator

This morning I finished updating the "Stitch Guides Locator" tab.  Folks are always asking if a stitch guide is available for a canvas that's caught their fancy, so I hope this helps them.  I need your help, though. I am certain I have omitted the website or Facebook page listing stitch guides available from this stitch guide writer or that one.  If you know I missed someone, would you let me know by commenting here or emailing me at chilly hollow at hot mail dot com?  Thanks so much!

Today my brain is mush so assistance will be appreciated.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 22, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Laurie Walden's Website

I just realized how much Laurie Walden's website has grown. Not only does she show off the models of canvases she's done guides for, she has a listing of the classes she teaches at Needle House in Houston. It's a fun visit whether you are looking for a local class, a stitch guide, or just want to see a terrific stitcher in action.
http://stitchlaw.com/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 16, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Finishing the Tomato

As promised, Sue Dulle continues to describe the various types of finishing she is doing. This time she's making a frame weight pumpkin. Enjoy! 
http://sudukc.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/good-news-tomato-finishing-and-royals-wi/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 1, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Timeless Tiger is Traveling

Timeless Tiger from Leigh Designs' Imari Series


As you can probably tell from the change in the background, my Imari tiger piece is finished.  He is traveling to the Leigh Designs studio where he will be framed as a model. If you are a shop, you can visit him in Phoenix in January at the TNNA trade show if you stop by to tell Leigh and Robert hello.  I'm putting the finishing touches on the stitch guide right now, which is available from Leigh when your shop orders the canvas or you can get it directly from me if you aren't a shop.

He was a great deal of fun and at only six inches in diameter, he only took me about five weeks to finish, even though a lot of what I did in terms of needle felting was experimental.  I imagine if you stitch almost every day you could finish him in about a month.

Another View of The Tiger

Despite all the beading and the needle felting, the bulk of this classic design was done in basketweave, diagonal mosaic and brick stitches.    I wanted the tiger and flowers to look as if they were coming alive from a flat Japanese Imari plate so the majority of the design needed to be basic and flat to contrast well with the dimensional tiger and flowers.  Do you think I succeeded?

If tigers aren't your thing, check out the rest of the Imari series.  It comes in two sizes, both on 18 count canvas.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp629x.html

http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp628x.html

A rumor has reached me that Sandy Arthur will teach the Flaming Fowl at TNNA. If you aren't a shop owner going to the trade show, there are at least three other stitch guides available for these beauties.

Roar!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 17, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

By the way....

By the way, since so many folks are posting about the EGA Seminar in Arizona, I thought I would move the article on this with all the links to a tab.  You'll see it above. Click there to keep up with what's going on in Phoenix.  Not everything posted is needlepoint, but I thought you would love to see the various classes and learn a bit about the shops and other things in the area.

I've also been busy adding to the Chilly Hollow Stitch Guides blog.  If you haven't visited that in a while, click on the magic carpet photo in the right hand column to be magically transported to the place where I collect all the stitch guide information I can find.  When you are done, ride the magic carpet back here again.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 21, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.