Saturday, October 2, 2010

News and Interviews

More news is coming out of the St. Charles trade show as new products are released.  For example, Laura Perin shows off another new design underway on her blog.  Whether you are a fan of counted canvaswork or not, you'll want to read this as she has a great tip for stitching with cotton perle.

Janet Perry has posted photos of new colors in Baroque Silk and Vineyards Silk courtesy of Homestead Needle Arts.  If you are a threadaholic, you'll want to see them.

The Point of It All has posted a great interview with Barbara Bergsten whose newest designs I just mentioned this week.

Finally, I have an interview with Fancy Carole.  This is a old post reposted by Janet Perry on her site but somehow I missed it before.  Fancy Carole was one of my dear friend Nina's favorite designers, so this is for you, Nina.

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Stars: Filling in the Trellis and Placing the Boxes and Triangles

I got more done on Deborah Kerr's block last night than I thought I would.  I layered two more trellises on top of the original black one, using a slightly lighter thread and a different color each time.  The end result is raised and puffy, like jewelry almost.  It's a cool effect I'd like to use sometime on a canvas.

Then I started putting in the corner boxes so I'd see where the triangles should go.  The boxes have layers upon layers but the triangles are pretty straightforward, so I might have both done tonight.  I've certainly skipped around a lot on this block, doing things out of the order Tony recommends, just to help me get everything right.  So far, so good.

In other news, Thistle Threads mentioned using some of their great embroidery photos to make name tags, luggage tags and smart phone cases.  Isn't that a great idea?

In stash related news, the Stitching-Destashing Blog has lots of new items for sale at very good prices.   Instructions for buying are at the very top of the blog in case you see something you want.

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