Monday, March 30, 2020

A Bookmark For Fun

Colour Complements had a customer use their threads for a fun little bookmark she made up.  Many stitchers love to read, so this is a fun project for yourself or a stitching friend, or even your follow book club members.
https://colourcomplements.com/2020/03/bookmarks-colour-complements-hand-dyed-threads.html

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Doris Day's Needlepoint at Auction

Thanks to Tim, I've learned that the upcoming auction of Doris Day's estate at Julien's Auctions has plenty of needlepoint items for sale.  The auction will be held April 4 and 5, 2020.  All proceeds will go to the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
https://www.juliensauctions.com/about-auction?id=314

Tim says the lots with stitched items are:
471 - embroidery on linen
494 - three needlepoint dog pillows
Second Session Lots
1005 - dog tapestry with beaded fringe and needlepoint coin purse
1021 - embroidered bell pull and flat unframed embroidery
1022 - dog tapestry pillows 
1023 - dog saying needlepoint pillow
1057 - traditional floral needlepoint footstool

There appear to be a lot of dog and cat pillows that are not needlepoint per se but it can be difficult to tell.

To see anything or just browse, click on "Flip Through Catalogue," then click on the terms and conditions box, then click on "View Catalogue."  Click on the Table of Contents on the left side of the page to find sections with your lot number.  Use the little magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the page for a better look.

Tim, thank you!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 28, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Woodlawn Exhibit Goes Virtual

Woodlawn Plantation is posting photos of some of the ribbon-winners from the Woodlawn Show on their Facebook page, starting March 16, 2020.  You'll have to scroll down past other items to find the first photo.
https://www.facebook.com/woodlawnandpopeleigheyhouse/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 18, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Jody Valentine Teaches Canvas Painting

Bored stuck at home? Then watch this video of Jody Valentine of Jody Designs showing how she paints the canvases she sells in her Etsy store.
https://www.facebook.com/JODYDESIGNSneedlepoint/videos/495790917748309/UzpfSTEwMDU3NzIwODMwOTgwNzA6MTIwMTY1NzQ5MDE3NjE5NA/?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARBldJ1NOw4UUSntOuBg4AhSrpiybWhta7NNhyfLL272W1kDudqfjkISI_0alOLvDjG2KFwFNaDEiFfZ&fref=gs&dti=108537025890131&hc_location=group

If nothing else it will give you a good idea of how hand painted canvases are made and why they are as expensive as they are.

Jody has posted a second video today about her basketweave rug that she stitches from stash.
https://www.facebook.com/JODYDESIGNSneedlepoint/videos/1100184290320542/?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARAMkig6qwEJKzlh0PvyMziDp5UD3nd0hevAw-5FZnC23W7czH1oW1fJHmImIhq0blbiagkhMDlQ2VD2&fref=gs&dti=108537025890131&hc_location=group

You can browse Jody's designs in her Etsy shop here.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JODYdesignsNEEDLEPT

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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Free Stitch Lessons from Meredith

Meredith of M's Canvashouse (not to mention the Meredith Collection of painted canvases and the Needle Buddies magnets plus classes and even a book and app) has decided to post a weekly lesson about stitches and where to use them on the shop website to get us all through quarantine smarter and more relaxed.  Five lessons are currently posted as PDF files to download.  Click here and have fun.
https://classes.mscanvashouse.com/?fbclid=IwAR1nVSjQIv_nAceLL1F8vrjYFiD-RnOWiy_Pqz_uheXAqNF-UNPCZ9-6oCA

Kudos to you, Meredith!  And thanks.

Here's to the cleanest needlepoint in history!  LOL

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