Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Stitchers Hideaway Report

This year Sue went on the Stitchers Hideaway Retreat run by Sue Donnelly.  And she lived to tell about it!
https://blog.njneedleartists.org/2017/02/25/two-days-at-the-winter-stitching-retreat/

Actually, it sounds like a blast.  If you'd like some winter hideaway fun yourself, the website for the retreat is here.  When I wrote this article it had not been updated with 2018 information but hopefully there is information up now so you can mark your calendar.
http://stitchershideaway.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright  February 25, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, March 27, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Hedgehog Handworks Is Closing (and More)

I just heard from Mary Corbet's blog that Hedgehog Handworks is closing so the owner can retire. So they are having a sale!  This is a very big deal indeed as the shop has long been the go-to place for stumpwork, 17th Century reproduction embroidery and goldwork supplies.  But they also carry Accentuate, Gloriana silk ribbons, Gilt Sylke Twist, and much much more.    If you have been longing for a special expensive thread, check their inventory.
http://www.hedgehoghandworks.com/catalog/index.php

In other news of limited shopping opportunities, Thistle Threads has introduced a new set of colors in their line of silk purl threads.
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2017/03/i-love-silk-purls.html

There are 19 new colors of the tiny silk purl coils.
https://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/products/tiny-silk-purls-1-2-yards?variant=40018952650

And a cream introduced in the medium sized silk purl range.  These threads are meant to be couched on the surface and I think some would make amazing hair or a stunning Christmas tree.
https://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/products/silk-wrapped-purl

Have fun shopping!  Don't buy it all, ok?  I plan to do a little shopping tonight….

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 27, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Interview with Jennier Riefenberg

"Carrots"
The Fiber Talk podcast this week interviews Jennifer Riefenberg, the teacher and designer whose vegetables series of designs (that's "Carrots" above) are very popular classes among Seminar-goers.
http://wetalkfiber.com/2017/03/26/fiber-talk-with-jennifer-riefenberg/

Here's Jennifer's website.
https://artofsunshine.com/collections/68881

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 26, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Scissor Fobs: The Movie

If you need a little inspiration this morning, how about watching the six minute movie showcasing all the scissor fobs made for an exchange that the Embroiders Association of Canada sponsored?   There are all sorts of interesting ways to finish the fobs which were stitched in a variety of techniques.  It shows just how much fun you can have with scraps of needlepoint canvas and leftover threads.
http://blog.eac.ca/2017/02/join-in-fob-fun.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 25, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Is There A Needlepoint Shop in _______?"

Needle Nicely talks about customers, how far they are willing to drive, and how to find out if there is a needlepoint shop in a town.
http://needlenicely.blogspot.com/2017/02/is-there-needlepoint-shop-wherever.html

Here is TNNA's online directory.  Not every needlepoint shop belongs to TNNA, but it's a good place to start a search.  Choose "Needlepoint" from the Main Product or Service pull down menu and then select a location.  Once you have results, click on the shop name for further information.
http://www.tnna.org/search/custom.asp?id=113

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 23, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.