Monday, June 18, 2018

The Wing Nut Turner

Deanna has trouble turning those big wing nuts that tighten our table and floor frames, so she had a tool made to turn them for her.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155218120937581&set=gm.1773035612773589&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Julie pointed out that sometimes you can get the big black knobs from the hardware store to make the wing nuts easier to turn but this doesn't work if your original wing nuts are an odd size the hardware store doesn't stock.

If you have the same problem and you are interested in having something similar made for you, email Jon at  j-haym@umn.edu and tell him you want what he made Deanna.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 15, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Frank's Bride in Cyberspace

If you are a fan of Halloween canvases, this is one you must see!  This is a Barbara Elmore/Sundance canvas called "Frank's Bride."  It was stitched by Barbara herself and she is going to offer a cyber class on Facebook about it starting August 1st.  You will buy the canvas from your favorite store (Ruth's shop has it on sale) and arrange your own supplies.  Barbara will have an optional lace kit available your shop can order if you don't have lace scraps laying around.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/05/barbara-elmore-is-offering-a-cyberclass/

If you are interested in unusual embellishment techniques, even if you aren't wild about Halloween themes, this is going to be a fabulous class by an inspired teacher.  You can read more about it on Barbara's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/barbaraelmoredesigns/posts/10155688138613262

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 26, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Abigail Cecile's No Sew Tag

If you like doing little pieces from charts and then wonder what on earth to do with them later, Abigail Cecile has instructions on how to turn small charted needlepoint designs into no sew tags for luggage or tote bags or purses.
http://www.abigailcecile.com/blog/2018/5/22/charted-tapestry-tag-how-to

You can pick up Abigail Cecile's chart used for this project in her Etsy store.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AbigailCecileCo?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 25, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Breaking News: In Stitches Atlanta Is Closing

In Stitches in Atlanta is having a 30 percent off liquidation sale as the shop is closing.  The sale runs from June 13-June 29, 2018.
http://www.institchesatlanta.com

We wish the shop owners and employees the best in the next chapter of their lives!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 14, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Needle Puller

While looking for something else, I stumbled across this great tool on the New Needlepoint site.
http://www.newneedlepoint.com/needlepoint-miscellany/needle-or-thread-puller-tool

It's a needle puller, perfect for tugging a needle through a thick mass of threads.  I hadn't seen one before.  It's probably not a Must Have but it's a very nice little item to have around, just in case.

Do you have some interesting and useful tools in your stitching stash?  If so, Tell All in the comments below.  (Or if today's the day Blogger won't let you comment, just email me at chillyhollow at hot mail dot com.)

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 24, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.