Monday, October 16, 2017

The American Needlepoint Guild Hides SOTM Behind Paywall

ANG's new website is being built out so I've been checking it periodically to see what has been added.  Yesterday I was stunned to see that the fabulous Stitch of the Month (SOTM) program which is a great way to introduce people to various needlepoint stitches for only the cost of the materials is going to be available only to members of ANG starting next January, except for one year, presumably the current year's project.
http://www.needlepoint.org/page/SOTM

I feel this is a terrible mistake.  I use it to help new stitchers all the time.  It is a great resource for the world of needlepoint, which includes many people who are not committed needlepointers.   When folks learn the resources available from ANG, they tend to join.  Why hide your light under a barrel (or in this case behind a paywall), ANG?

Please reconsider.

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Needlepoint, The Band

Thanks to Connie's message on Facebook I have discovered there is a band in Norway called Needlepoint.
https://www.revolvy.com/topic/Needlepoint%20(band)&item_type=topic

I found this recording of "Ten Seconds" on YouTube.  They appear to be a progressive jazz group.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yQrnVCFR3A

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Display Boxes from Mythic Crafts

Mythic Crafts, known for their slate frames, are branching out into all sorts of interesting wooden projects.  Mark's latest venture is display boxes with spaces in their tops for needle work.  Mary Corbet obtained two for review and she loves them!
https://www.needlenthread.com/2017/09/beautiful-handcrafted-boxes-for-mounting-embroidery.html

Mythic has a variety of box styles available on their website.  They are expensive but very very beautiful, and given the cost of framing, they are an interesting and viable alternative for display of your best stitching.
https://mythiccrafts.com/collections/embroidery-needlework-presentation-boxes

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Hungarian Stitch

Needlepoint for Fun talks about Hungarian Stitch, a very useful little stitch. They like to pair it with basketweave for textural contrast.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/hungarian-needlepoint-stitch.htm

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Needlepoint Makeup Bags

Kimberly Ann Needlepoint has some fun canvases that are to be made into makeup bags.  She finally got her models back from the finisher and they are darling!
http://www.kimberlyannneedlepoint.com/makeup-bag-collection.html

It's a great idea for that canvas you stitched and don't know what to do with.

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© Copyright August 31, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.