Thursday, December 13, 2018

New Jewelry Settings by Nunn Design

It's been quite a while since I've been able to find good jewelry settings to create silk gauze embroidery pins and broaches, so I was thrilled to see Mary Corbet talk about the settings available from Nunn Design.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2018/09/some-tiny-embroidery-for-jewelry-with-free-patterns.html

Can these be used for needlepoint canvas or Congress cloth?  Maybe.  I imagine it will be hard to turn the edges of the raw canvas under easily unless you dampen them.  The bonus for using silk gauze is the silver backing will show and add glitz to the design if you don't stitch the background entirely.  Traditionally one puts gold lame' fabric behind silk gauze when mounting in jewelry.  I think you can do this if you wish since normally lame' is a very thin material.
https://www.nunndesign.com/product-category/shop-retail/kit-embroidery-retail-kits/

Bottom line:  If you want to try needlepoint on silk gauze, this is a great little project to use.  You can make broaches, pins, bracelets, and even ornaments.  Otherwise, I'm not sure how traditional needlepoint will work, but it is a nice thing to experiment with.  Here's the video explaining how to assemble your stitching into the jewelry setting.
https://www.nunndesign.com/assemble-handmade-embroidery-jewelry-video/

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pink Imperfection Interviews Betty Scanlon

An interview with Betty Scanlon, you say? The name rings a bell, but…
Betty is the owner of Stitch By Stitch in Larchmont, NY.   Her shop newsletter is fun and so is her website and blog.  Check them all out with the second line below.
https://pinkimperfection.com/2018/11/14/stitch-by-stitch-is-how-it-will-all-get-done/

http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com

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© Copyright November 20, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Target's Metal Wall Pocket for Needlepoint Display

Rachel Donley Designs noticed this metal wall pocket at Target.  It can be hung on the wall or sit upright on a table or desk.
https://www.target.com/p/metal-wall-pocket-black-project-62-153/-/A-52808808?fbclid=IwAR2PtMj693Xq5mZ2ALTwUlMtckXPVUMuCHq_7g_a2IwtgClE6T4v8prXCw4

It's perfect for displaying needlepoint!
https://www.facebook.com/racheldonleyneedlepointdesigns/photos/pcb.2186314314957837/2186314008291201/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Monday, December 10, 2018

How to Make a Christmas Bow

Ruth Schmuff taught Melissa Shirley's "Santa's Books" over the Thanksgiving holiday at her shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled. Part of the decoration is a pretty red bow, which Ruth explains how to create in this tutorial. It's easy if you use Wired Lace, which is a type of wire-edged mesh ribbon used in beading.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/its-a-pretty-bow/

You can see more about Ruth's class here.  The canvas, the threads kit and/or the stitch guide are available from Bedecked and Beadazzled.  Just follow the links.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/santa-likes-to-read/

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© Copyright November 27, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sandy's Back from the Danube River Cruise

Whether cruises are your thing or not, I think you'll enjoy Sandy Arthur's report on the Danube cruise she just got back from in early November.
https://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2018/11/here-we-are-enjoying-our-stitching-down.html

If you are intrigued, Sandy leads quite a few stitching cruises.  The upcoming ones are listed on her Needles and Fins Facebook page.  I think the next (not updated yet) will be a cruise on the Mediterranean.


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© Copyright November 4, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.