Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fiber Talk Interviews Susan Hoekstra

This week the Fiber Talk podcast interviews Susan Hoekstra, familiar to many fans of the ANG website as the author of the 2016 Stitch of the Month design.
http://wetalkfiber.com/2017/02/26/fiber-talk-with-susan-hoekstra/

To view Susan's "Pineapple Leaves" project, choose the monthly 2016 postings on ANG's Stitch of the Month page.
http://www.needlepoint.org/Stitch.php

Susan often teaches ANG classes and also visits the Nimble Needle in New Jersey to teach.
http://thenimbleneedle.blogspot.com/2013/05/classes-more-classes-and-trunk-show-too.html

http://needlepoint.org/Seminar-15/classes/1day/1day.php

Have fun getting to know her better.

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

Tips for Shading Painted Canvases

Needlepoint for Fun's newest online tip article lays out two ways to shade areas on your canvas, particularly skies and animal fur.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/how-to-shade-needlepoint.htm

The article links to ANG's website where there is another shading article to help you understand color blending. I expect with this help you can do some pretty neat shading on your own on that canvas that has you puzzled. Have fun learning to master shading!

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Celebrity Spotted Needlepointing

Thanks to Diversions Needlepoint, I learned that the male star of the movie "50 Shades of Gray" is obsessed with needlepoint.  Scroll down until you find Jamie Dornan.
http://www.celebitchy.com/464364/stars_personal_assistants_tell_all_outrageous_celebrity_demands_story_is_amazing/

Here's a bit more about Jamie, in case you missed his movies.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1946193/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 25, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Trolley for Tools UPDATE

Mary Corbet has another great organizational tool in her blog post today--rolling utility trolleys by IKEA!
http://www.needlenthread.com/2017/01/embroidery-studio-organization-clear-the-table.html

Mary's carts appear to be these from the IKEA website.  They come in various colors, are pretty small and appear to be easy to roll out of the way into a closet or corner when not needed.  Assembly is required.  Thanks once again, Mary!
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90333976/

UPDATED:  Tisha bought a similar cart (with four baskets) at Costco last week for #27.  Assembly is required but she charmed someone else into doing that bit for her. Just FYI.  Thanks, Tisha!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 25, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel Pen

I thought folks who like to draw their own designs and then have the lines disappear would like to hear what Helen has to say about Pilot's Frixion erasable pens.  Heat erases the lines and cold brings them back.  Helen mostly does Japanese Embroidery so she is using her pen on fabrics, not needlepoint canvas, so I cannot say whether they work well or not for needlepointers.
http://hgotts.blogspot.com/2017/01/more-gatsby-tools.html

On the other hand, they seem to be readily available, come in many colors (even metallics), so the mad scientists among us might want to experiment.  Just let us know what you think, ok?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pilot-FriXion-Clicker-Erasable-Gel-Pens-7-Pack/22477879#about-item

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Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 8, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.