Thursday, July 20, 2017

Comparing DMC and Kreinik's Glow in the Dark Threads

Freudian Stitch has written up a nice comparison of DMC's Light Effects and Kreinik's braids, looking at both companies' glow-in-the-dark threads and trying to decide which is best.
https://freudianstitch.com/blog/2017/5/16/test-post

Of course what you use is probably down to what is easily available to you, what sort of stitching you do (the comparison was done on a cross stitch project by a cross stitcher), and how much disposable income you have for threads.  You also might prefer the strandable DMC thread to the non-strandable Kreinik.  It all depends on what you are doing.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Breaking News: Needle Arts Mystery Retreat Reveal Live

Needle Arts Mystery Retreat is going to reveal this year's mystery project live on Facebook this evening in Chicago about 7:30 p.m.  Check in to see what the mystery project looks like this year then, or later.  The video will stay up for latecomers to see.
https://www.facebook.com/Needle-Arts-Mystery-Retreat-LLC-126832707361178/?hc_location=ufi

You can visit the yearly retreat's website for information on how their retreat works and see photos of past projects.
http://www.needleartsmysteryretreat.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

"How to Plan the Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvas"

Needlepoint for Fun is offering a free downloadable e-booklet called "How to Plan the Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvas" if you sign up for their weekend e-newsletter.  The information and sign up link is at the bottom of this article.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/needlepoint-kalem-stitch.htm

I have not seen this booklet so I cannot comment on it, but the newsletter is a fun read and well worth the sign up.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Taking a Mistake and Running With It

Michelle of Bristly Thistle goofed on a stitch diagram for a class-and her students made something beautiful!  It's proof that mistakes are sometimes better than the "right" way.
https://www.bristlythistle.com/blog/2017/5/16/do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do

That's my Thought for the Day.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, July 17, 2017

How to Paint a Needlepoint Canvas

Folks ask over and over what paints or markers to use to paint a needlepoint canvas.   So I thought I'd provide a link to ANG's website where several professional designers explain how they do it, and…
http://www.needlepoint.org/FAQ/designing.php

…then provide a link to the late Lula Chang's website (the designer behind Wooly Dreams) for more information.
http://www.woolydream.com/WDtextpaintcanv.html

Now!  That doesn't sound too hard, does it?

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.