Sunday, January 26, 2020

New Approaches in 2020

I've noticed some shops are being particularly inventive in their marketing this winter. Louise's Needlework is now kitting discount canvases so that you can pick up some really cute small designs that come with threads at a very good price.  You can see what's currently available here among the beginner kits and the self-finishing leather goods.
https://www.louisesneedlework.com/shop/KITS.htm?pageNum=1

BeStitched has just released an app for your mobile device.  When you download the app you will go straight to their website and see what canvases, trunk shows, series and books are currently available.  Unlike their website you can't visit their blog or see any of their videos.  If you turn on notifications, BeStitched will let you know about specials or new items.  It looks as if you can check on an order you've placed using the app as well.  It is a nice easy way to visit the shop and browse, especially for those who mostly use mobile devices.  Of course using a desktop or laptop and going to their website allows all the features.  You can get the app for either Android or iOS devices by searching the stores for "BeStitched Needlepoint."

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 24, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kreinik Dye Lot Change Announcement

Kreinik is going to have a dye lot change with their Chartreuse 015.  Plan ahead!
http://kreinikthread.blogspot.com/2020/01/dye-lot-change-coming-to-kreinik.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 17, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Using a Flat Iron: The Movie

Lisa at BeStitched has posted a video demonstrating the use of a flat iron (used to straighten hair) with various thread types to make them smooth and easier to stitch with.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndJNnow6miU&t=2s&inf_contact_key=60b1f1bd809289e8687cdca8a3cb5e3d

Folks do warn us to keep the heat low and to get a cheap flat iron to use just for your threads since hair conditioning products will build up on your regular one if you use it on your hair.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 14, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Contemplating Thread Storage and Organization

Horse County Chic is thinking about ways to organize her thread stash, with economy and practicality first in her mind.
http://horsecountrychic.blogspot.com/2020/01/needlepoint-thread-storage-and.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 12, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Back History of Needlepoint.com

I enjoyed this little walk down memorial lane, remembering and learning the history of Needlepoint.com, which is a shop, a distributor, and educator—and a center of needlepoint fun!
https://needlepoint.com/blogs/needlepoint-know-how/the-history-of-needlepoint-com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 11, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.