Sunday, October 13, 2019

Thoughts on Creativity and Home

This morning I have a short essay from Anna Pearson about creativity and our homes, with lots of photos of her work over the years and how she displays it in her own house.
http://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2019/08/working-in-creative-room.html

Anna is an English needlepoint teacher and designer.  You can see more of her work and check out her current classes on her website.
https://www.anna-needlepoint-pearson.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright  August 19, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Need a Free Alphabet? Lord Libidan Has 53

Need a Free Alphabet? Lord Libidan Has 53 charted.  They are intended for cross stitch but will work nicely on needlepoint canvas.
https://lordlibidan.com/53-free-cross-stitch-alphabets/?fbclid=IwAR1tYd6qaBAYfMsLFZHsS7i7m9noeouKh8HUcq91j0HFxLZE9wwu-24crQM

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 17, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Using Fuzzy Stuff (A Video)

Needlepoint.com shows how to use Fuzzy Stuff, Angora and Alpaca on needlepoint canvas in this interesting video.
https://needlepoint.com/blogs/needlepoint-know-how/fuzzy-threads?utm_source=Needlepoint.Com&utm_campaign=6067ea199b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_15_07_59&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6eed0b10d5-6067ea199b-579725333&goal=0_6eed0b10d5-6067ea199b-579725333&mc_cid=6067ea199b&mc_eid=3a360cb48b

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 17, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Tips for the Visually Impaired Stitcher

Barbara Elmore is posting tips for stitchers with vision problems on her Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/barbaraelmoredesigns/

Barbara's having problems with her eyes right now but she's using her disability to come up with ways for stitchers who also have vision trouble to keep stitching.  Kudos to you, Barbara!

(If you are late to the party, look for postings that start around October 8, 2019.)

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 9, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Use a Toothbrush to Thread a Needle

Now this is something you don't see every day—threading a needle using a toothbrush!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1512024105778157/permalink/2307211196259440/

This was posted on a beading site on Facebook so the thread is probably stiff beading thread. I don't know if this will work for floss but it's worth posting here in case you have to thread a needle one handed.  It might work!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 15, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.