Monday, January 30, 2023

If You Are a Fan of Silk and Metal Embroidery....

If you are a fan of silk and metal embroidery, don't miss the three pieces Kay Stanis has posted to her Gilded Edge Facebook page.  Magnificent!

Looks like Kay will be teaching in London for the World Needlework Convention in 2023.

This event is co-sponsored by Inspirations magazine.  The classes appear to be out of this world fabulous!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 24, 2023 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Setting Up A Slate Frame: The Movie

Anyone interested in historical embroidery, goldwork, or Japanese embroidery will have heard of slate frames. Dr. Jessica Grimm has updated her English language video on the proper way to set up a slate frame with a German version.  It's very interesting, even if you never plan to use a slate frame.  I learned a lot about how to do this properly and why the steps are important.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 23, 2023 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

An Overview of Floche

Are you a fan of floche?  If you are, you already know the answers to Common Questions About Floche, but it's a lovely thread to use, especially for backgrounds.  It has a lot of shine to it.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 28, 2023 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Greystone Needlepoint Interviews The Salty Stitcher

Greystone Needlepoint has posted an interview with Leah Pepe, The Salty Stitcher.

You can see Leah's designs on her Instagram page and on the Greystone Needlepoint trunk show page.  Her little voodoo doll charms me but her two piece Ouija board and planchette canvas is a fun thing to stitch.


Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 22, 2023 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Vegetable Pillows from Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett's vegetable designs have been very popular but they've been discontinued for a while.  If you are a fan, there's good news--Ehrman has brought them back!  And they are on SALE!

Ehrman is an English company that produces kits with printed designs that are meant to be stitched with wool.  I don't think these older designs come with a chart and I also think they use tapestry wool and are on 10 count printed canvas.  If you are a fan, this is a good time to add to your collection of veggies by one of the greatest needlepoint designers of all time.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 22, 2023 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.