Saturday, June 12, 2021

Celebrate the Art of Stitching Via Zoom

The pandemic that started sweeping the world in early Spring 2020 has made profound changes in how we stitch.  The Main Line Stitchers Chapter of ANG is taking advantage of technology to have a virtual opening of their exhibit, "Celebrate the Art of Stitching,"  starting at 4 p.m. this afternoon.  All the details are here--


Thanks for the heads up, Melita!

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© Copyright March 26, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, June 11, 2021

The Equestrian Wreath

Horse Country Chic is horse-mad--and mad for needlepoint--so she was charmed by this equestrian-themed wreath covered in ornaments.

Its a lovely idea, whether you love bird ornaments, Christmas ones, ornaments for dogs and cats--whatever you love can go on an ornament for display all year.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 9, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Chandail Sells Ultrasuede

I just stumbled across the fact that Chandail Needlepoint sells Ultrasuede fabric in 8x10 pieces.

That is perfect for a small pillow or standup or maybe 2-3 ornaments' backing.  Best of all, you can call the shop and discuss colors and get intelligent help.  The online fabric stores don't seem to speak DMC these days, so you can't request a blue that is similar to DMC #3843!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 9, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Needlework and Needlework Tools Exhibit

Pocket Full of Stitches in Lubbock, Texas just alerted us to an exhibit on needlework and tools used for handwork at Texas Tech University's Museum.

Here's a bit about the exhibit, which runs until December 22, 2021.

There is a small book on the show, and PFOS has copies for sale.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 12, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

DMC Sells Memory Thread on Cones

The rumors about memory thread being discontinued have been around for several years.  I can't buy it at the big box craft stores, but I can't even buy gold Kreinik there any more.  There are all sorts of reasons a thread might be unavailable--the store may not sell enough or DMC might not want to bother selling in the USA.

However, you can buy memory thread on DMC's website.  Now they sell it on big cones, in code you and friends want to go together to buy a bunch--or you want two lifetime's supply!

You can buy the small sizes wound on plastic holders on their website, too.  There's a link at the bottom of the page.

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 13, 2021 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.