Friday, May 27, 2022

English Rose

This is the time of year when roses start to open, so I thought you'd enjoy Janice Holden's free English Rose chart.

It really is a pretty pattern and perfect for a small box lid.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 28, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Four Jean Hilton Books Reviewed

Melita talks briefly about four Jean Hilton books she owns in her latest blog posting.

I don't think stitchers today realize the impact Jean Hilton had when she first started designing with "string art" type stitches.  None of us had ever seen anything like this!

I will warn you these are all older books (the latest was published in 1995) and the diagramming isn't as good as books today because when they were published,  the software wasn't available.  But these are amazing books, all the same.  Jean Hilton had an astoundingly creative mind.

If you are interested, I found several places online that carry Jean's books.  They are listed in the order I found them.  The last link is to the shop that owns Jean's copyright where you can also pick up her charts.




Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 27, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Fat or Thin?

Ruth Schmuff has a wonderful wood worker who makes colorful fat laying tools and tiny plain wooden ones, so no matter your hand size or personal style, there's one for you.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 27, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Latest from NJNA

The New Jersey Needle Artists Chapter of ANG has a great periodic newsletter that summarizes all the news in the world of needlepoint.  Here is last month's issue.

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 24, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, May 23, 2022

A Tip from Elizabeth Bradley

Elizabeth Bradley has a great tip for using those color blocks printed on needlepoint kits:  tie a bit of your thread to the proper block to aid in knowing what thread goes where.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 23, 2022 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.