Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Superhero Needlepoints

If you have Marvel comics admirers in your life, you probably have heard about the newest movie--"Captain Marvel." Thanks to Needlepoint Now magazine who flagged this interview on Facebook, we know the actress who plays the lead was busy needlepointing an abstract piece while on set.  Stitch a little, then save the world.  Sounds like a plan to me!
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2019/03/06/captain-marvel-how-classic-introvert-brie-larson-overcame-her-fears/3071033002/?fbclid=IwAR2Hpnb6QOPy0oh6JS-n1JsQIfQ2txF6RUtZXFTSWyqdqoJEHGsevIDB_t8

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© Copyright March 11, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Needlepoint.com's Favorite Essentials

Needlepoint.com has written an article about the shop's favorite tools. There are two types of cheap, colorful scissors, their preferred brand of laying tool, both plain and fancy magnets, and the Stitcher's Best Friend to help with ripping out and poking in.  The Stitcher's Best Friend comes in two sizes, by the way.  One is better for 13 count, one for 18 count.  Read the description before you pick.
https://needlepoint.com/blogs/needlepoint-know-how/five-favorite-needlepoint-accessories?mc_cid=72aee8cd3d&mc_eid=3a360cb48b

You can browse their Accessories section online if you want to purchase one of these items.
https://needlepoint.com/collections/needlepoint-accessories

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 12, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Jan Goes Piloting

Jan and three friends just took pilot classes from Jennifer Reifenberg and Toni Gerdes in Colorado.  Pilot classes are a test drive of a new project from a teacher.  Folks are invited to take the class out for a spin to help proof the directions, see where the hard parts of a project are for most stitchers, find out what needs to be added to the directions that the teacher just assumed folks would know, etc.  It's a useful thing that teachers often do with various ANG and EGA guilds in their area.
https://stitchlady.wordpress.com/2019/03/10/needlepoint-adventure/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 11, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

You Do You

The mother of Brooke Thorn of Thorn Alexander has words of wisdom about needlepoint.
https://www.triciaheatondesigns.com/blog/2019/3/3/dear-new-stitchers?fbclid=IwAR3n-RzsBo4uRa-0v7kHJ3gZFSPTgglR2dq74SzNhfrtxlWtVslT2oICQ1Y

Thanks for the heads up, Anne!

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 10, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Abigail Cecile Gifts A Free Notre Dame Design

Since the roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathederal burned this week, folks have been looking for canvases to commemorate the cathedral as it was.  Bucherie in Paris has several small pieces and one large canvas.
http://bucherie.com/products.asp?cat=34

Sally Corey has one as well.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/976880512389107/

If you are a fan of counted canvaswork, Threedles has "Cathedral" in the Notre Dame color way.
https://threedles.com/04012016/Frames/threedles_frameset.html

Now Abigail Cecile has gifted us all a line drawing of the current profile of the cathedral.  Go to her website on your laptop or desktop (link below), put your cursor on the middle of the image, then holding the cursor down, drag the image off her website and to your desktop.  There's a link to her explanation on how to transfer this to needlepoint canvas here as well.
https://www.abigailcecile.com/pages/notre-dame-free-printable?fbclid=IwAR2vVgxaDIpSZ2EKyuljZlpA4JS_LsJ4TtkdXaCcsruUJE6MTMd4xFH43RI

Thanks, Abby!

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© Copyright April 17, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.