Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ANG Seminar Award Winners 2015 UPDATED

Here are the winners from the ANG Seminar's exhibit in Mrytle Beach. I'll collect all the winners here and update this as they are added to Facebook.

This is the winner of the first Elizabeth Robertson Canvas Embellishment Award--Bert Kroening's "Harbor View."

UPDATE:  Another photo of Bert's award winning "Harbor View," this time on the Colorado Columbine ANG Facebook page.

Robin King heard that Penny Boswinkle won a blue ribbon for the Charley Harper "Potluck," stitched using Robin's stitch guide.

This is the People's Choice winner, from Michael Boren's "Moods of Arabella" chart.

Cathryn won two ribbons for her lovely wool flowers purse.

ANG has posted a list of the special award winners and one of the judged award winners on their Facebook page.  No photos.  ANG requires permission of the stitcher and designer before they even publish them in their Needle Pointers magazine.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright September 28, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Watching Helen Stitch

Many folks find needle painting intimidating and difficult, even though this very realistic technique gives amazing results. I was quite pleased to discover that the English embroiderer Helen M. Stevens has posted a series of short videos on her Helen M. Stevens True Embroideries Facebook page.   The videos show exactly what she does to create realistic flowers and each is full of great tips for better stitching and better realism.  I think these are practice videos that are supplements to Helen's classes.

If you aren't familiar with Helen's books or embroideries, here's a real treat--her website.  Note her eBooks section for those who want to take a lesson with Helen from the comfort of their home.  If you don't have a Facebook account, you can certainly see other videos Helen's made by following the links at the bottom of the home page.

Helen's eBook publisher, Vivebooks, also has a YouTube page where there are six more videos by Helen, all different than the ones above, so you can indulge yourself with lots more needlepainting there as well.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 15, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.