Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fiber Talk Podcast with NP Now Editor

This week's Fiber Talk podcast interviews Elizabeth Bozievich, the editor of Needlepoint Now magazine.  So pour your favorite beverage and settle down to listen and get to know Elizabeth better.
http://wetalkfiber.com/2017/03/05/fiber-talk-with-elizabeth-bozievich/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 5, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

And the Winners Are....

Donna discovered the listing of winners exhibiting at Woodlawn Plantation in 2017. Here you go!  Congratulations to the winners, the exhibiters and all the folks behind the scenes that help the show function.
http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/annualneedleworkshow/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright March 4, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

For Your Inner Darth Vador

Just in case you need these-
http://www.rings-things.com/Products/Swarovski-Crystal-Flatback-Skull-2856/

Two caveats:  these have to be glued or wired or somehow bound onto the surface, and these are pre-orders.  Apparently these are brand new and not available yet.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 1, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

How to Get That Perfect Perm

Ever want that perfect perm for the person whose portrait you are stitching on needlepoint canvas?  Janet Brandt knows the perfect technique!
http://www.janetbrandt.com/2017/01/more-knotted-gimp.html

She explains a bit more here.
http://www.janetbrandt.com/2017/01/knotted-gimp.html

To learn more about silk gimp, check out Mary Corbet's posting here.
http://www.needlenthread.com/2012/10/thread-talk-silk-gimp.html

You can buy the silk gimp Janet used here.  Smaller quantities are also available at the shop (second link below).
http://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/products/silk-gimp

http://thistle-threads.myshopify.com

Fancy striped silk gimp is also available in two colors, three shades of each.  Hey! No twisting of two colors together!
http://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/products/striped-silk-gimp

Painters Threads has an overdyed rayon gimp that you could substitute for Thistle Threads' silk gimp.
http://shop.threadnut.com/Gimpe-Rayon-10m-skein_c17.htm

Painters Threads also has something called Single Loop Rayon Trim which is their rayon gimp twisted.  No twisting or knotting needed!  Just couch it going every which way for a slightly curlier version of Janet's hair.
http://shop.threadnut.com/Single-Loop-Rayon-Trim_c41.htm

Time to try some of this stuff for hair, right?


Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 30, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.