Monday, May 9, 2011

Seeing Staccato

A Cappella from the Staccato series (Leigh Designs)
I know Carol S. and probably several other folks are dying to see the new Staccato line from Leigh Designs.  They are on the LD website now.  There's a bit about the design inspiration on the home page, plus a link to see all eight of the designs.  Some are more abstract, others are more realistic, but all have a jazzy beat.  Me, I like Intermezzo.  How about you? Which is your favorite?

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"Tis The Gift To Be Simple"

I'm quoting the first bit of the most famous Shaker hymn because Betty Chen Louis has this gift.

Gay Ann Rogers has posted a photograph of Betty's newest design (which might be offered as a cyberclass through the Shining Needle Society) on her website.  It's a beautiful and simple view of London's skyline, done with 3-4 threads and perhaps 6 stitches.  If you are interesting in taking this as a class, email Shining Needle Society at  An email isn't a promise to take the class--Kate just needs to know if there is enough interest in this piece to offer it as one of the cyberclasses SNS sponsors.

Elegant, isn't it?

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Chilly Hollow Stitch Guides Site Updates

I've recently updated the article on the CH Stitch Guides blog about Tapestry Fair stitch guides and written a new article on Terry Christopher's Melissa Shirley stitch guides for 2 The Point.

I've also updated the tab called "How to Buy Chilly Hollow Stitch Guides" to explain the types of stitch guides I sell.  I am also in the process of writing two more stitch guide writer articles so stay tuned!

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