Saturday, August 17, 2019

Breaking News: Lea Wait Has Died

I heard this morning that the mystery author (known to us as the author of the Mainely Needlepoint series, although she wrote many more books), has died.  She was a trail blazer in many ways.
https://sincne.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=2507&club_id=338034&item_id=2026&pst=9252&fbclid=IwAR0ZAQwypUhZ2HLdXS7OBxgDY-XT368KvEkArYhDWeDgwNrI-WXDDmPVuLE

One of her fans thinks a new Mainely Needlepoint book is due out in October 2019.  Let's hope so and remember her fondly.

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.

A Master Class on Couching

Kreinik just posted a wonderful video of Jill Rigoli of Danji Designs explaining various ways to couch using Kreinik threads:  metallics, Facets, and chenille.  Jill even shows you have to couch with beads.  It's an easy way to create a solid line on your canvas with little effort.
https://www.facebook.com/Kreinik.Manufacturing.Company/videos/309156673099885/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 8m 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Ort Box With A Zipper Bottom UPD

Pocket Full of Stitches just posted a unique piece of finishing—an ort box that has a zipper in the bottom.  Zip it up and you can use the open top box to hold oats, scissors, etc. Unzip the zipper and you can fold the box flat for storage or travel. Neat!
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2019/05/more-and-melissa-shirley.htmlATED

UPDATE:  Knotted Needle in Michigan has three of the ort box canvases in stock.
https://www.knottedneedle.com/module/search_content.htm?form_version=2&showSearchResults=1&search_keyword=ort&image=Search&fbclid=IwAR1iVkSsJHJfgXlVXZV9zZNP6bCe49ppPtsUiAtPUwiLgFPylpuedyBX2uk

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 1, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Witch Shoe Collage: A Halloween Mystery Class

Ruth Schmuff has announced the fall mystery class at Bedecked and Beadazzled: Her Witch Shoe Collage!
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/08/did-someone-say-halloween/

As always, I'll update this article with links to Ruth's class progress once the class starts September 8, 2019.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 13, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

An Interview with Toni of Whimsy and Grace

Kreinik has posted another short video, this time interviewing Toni Randall of Whimsy and Grace.
https://www.facebook.com/Kreinik.Manufacturing.Company/videos/313772449319410/

Toni's motto is "Needlepoint Soothes the Soul."  When you browse her website you'll see what she means.
https://www.whimsyandgrace.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 29, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.