Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fiber Talk and the Two Sisters

This week's Fiber Talk interviews Preston and Grace Lynch, the siblings behind Two Sisters Needlepoint.
http://wetalkfiber.com/2017/07/24/fiber-talk-with-preston-and-grace-of-two-sisters-needlepoint/

Their ideas about what it takes to interest folks, especially younger folks, in needlepoint are thought-provoking,  plus it's interesting to hear how they got interested themselves and how their company was born.  Here is their website.  Have fun browsing and watching the palm tree sway!
https://www.2sistersneedlepoint.com/about

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

Kaffe Talks Needlepoint

You can't miss this—Kaffe Fassett talks needlepoint.
http://www.kaffefassett.com/gallery/needlepoint/

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bags from Bohicket Road

Bohicket Road has a nice travel bag for carrying needlepoint threads and tools.  It's called the Threefold Happiness Bag.
https://needlepoint.com/bohicket-road-organizational-bag-coral-on-navy-24362.html

These come in a variety of fabrics. You can browse more patterns here.,,
https://needlepoint.com/shop/accessories.html

…and on the company's Facebook page.  They are also introducing a tote bag that would be lovely for your canvas, a book, the travel bag, etc.
https://www.facebook.com/Bohicket-Road-Bags-193309120838458/

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Breaking News: Carolyn Hedge Baird Book

Breaking News! Carolyn Hedge Baird just mentioned she has finished a new book on Facebook!  The new book should be out in September but Carolyn won't tell us the title yet.  Stay tuned.  And while you wait, you can browse Carolyn's earlier books to see if there are any you missed.
http://www.ndlpt.com/html/access.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 24, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Raised Embroidery: A Book Review

Jessica Grimm has written an interesting review of the latest book from the Royal School of Needlework—Raised Embroidery by Kelley Aldridge.
http://www.jessicagrimm.com/blog/book-review-rsn-raised-embroidery

Although this book is written for those interested in embroidery, not needlepoint, the raised and dimensional techniques can be adapted to needlepoint canvas with a little ingenuity (and often using a sharp needle instead of a tapestry needle to pierce the canvas threads to place a stitch just where you need it instead of just in the holes).

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