Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Needlepoint Shadbelly Points

I had no idea what shadbelly points were as I don't ride horses.  Very interesting and very chic, too! The examples Horse Country Chic shows are all custom designs from Hingham Square Needlepoint.
http://horsecountrychic.blogspot.com/2017/04/needlepoint-shadbelly-points.html

If you are curious about shadbelly points, this site has lots of photos of their custom designs. None are needlepointed but it give you a good idea of what the needlepoint ones will be compared to.
https://www.tacknrider.com/custom-equiline-shadbelly-gallery/

And here is where you wear such outfits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQgTiqhPbw

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© Copyright April 30, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

DMC Has Been Sold

Thanks to the Needlework Retailer, I found that DMC has been sold to a private equity group which bought a British yarn and pattern company at the same time.  At the bottom of the article is mentioned a photograph to chart service that DMC is apparently going to offer in the near future.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/06/liberty-owner-sews-needle-market-wool-gang-deal/

This isn't exactly breaking news as the acquisition happened last June.
http://uk.fashionnetwork.com/news/DMC-to-fly-the-British-flag,699966.html#.WQNo1RSldjc

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 28, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Royal School Tackles Raised Embroidery

The Royal School of Needlework has a new book out, this time on raised embroidery techniques, including stumpwork, raised stitches, padding and more techniques that make an embroidery more 3-D looking. Mary Corbet has done a review here to give you a flavor of this book and help you decide if it is something you might be interested in.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2017/04/raised-embroidery-techniques-projects-pure-inspiration.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 28, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fiber Talk Interviews Sandy Arthur UPDATED

Have you seen Sandy Arthur's Shapes books, or lusted after one of her cyber classes? Then you will enjoy her interview on Fiber Talk.
http://wetalkfiber.com/2017/05/21/fiber-talk-with-sandra-arthur/

If you aren't familiar with Sandy's classes, stitch guides, apps or books, here is where you can get acquainted.
http://duodesignsinc.com/wpsite/

UPDATE:  The thimble dots that Sandy mentioned from Colonial Needle can be seen here…
https://www.overstock.com/Crafts-Sewing/Colonial-Needle-ThimblePad-Pack-of-12/6203865/product.html

and here.
https://www.createforless.com/Colonial-Needle-Thimble-Crown/pid230119.aspx?utm_source=bingProdAds&utm_medium=cse&CAWELAID=530001980000096533&catargetid=530001980000165791&cadevice=c

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 21, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Stitcher's Accessory Pack

Needlepoint.com has a nice little accessory pack that is perfect for travel or as a present for a new stitcher.  Of course it is a lot of fun to create your own tool pouch by picking up a nice zip container and filling it with spare scissors, a package of needles, a threader and magnet and anything else you use often.
http://needlepoint.com/stitcher-s-accessory-pack.html

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright April 4, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.