Friday, October 20, 2017

Need a Coffin? UPDATED

Thanks to Jane B. I have a source for the little wooden coffins that Shelly Tribbey had at Destination Dallas 2017.  The coffins were to use in finishing these darling little Halloween pieces—the witch, Dracula, Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein.  (Put your mouse cursor over the photos to see details.)
http://shellytribbey.webflow.io/#Halloween

But Shelly ran out of the coffins and apparently didn't plan to get more.  So Jane did a little digging and discovered them at American Science & Surplus, item #94459P1, for $2.95 each plus shipping and handling. They need to be painted as they are unfinished pine, but they've arrived and Jane B. says they are perfect!
https://www.sciplus.com/p/6-LONG-UNFINISHED-PINE-MINICOFFIN_50884

Thanks for the tip, Jane.

UPDATE:  Shelly Tribbey herself remarked on Needlepoint Nation that these little wooden coffins vary a bit in size.  She suggests you make a paper template to take to the store to check each coffin for the right one for your Halloween figure.

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

Mixing Evertite Sizes

Recently someone asked on Facebook's Needlepoint Nation if you could use several widths of Evertite bars together.   Linda Mosch had the definitive answer and kindly allowed me to quote her here.  Linda said,

"Evertite bars from 6" to 18" are 3/4" in width; those from 19" to 33" are 1" in width. They are all totally interchangeable. Bars over 33" are 1-1/4" in width and designated with an XX. They are NOT interchangeable with the others so you have to get two pairs of bars that are XX, even if one pair is smaller than 33". For example, I have a piece on 42" x 24" bars - both are XX. Hope that answers the question."

Thank you very much, Linda!
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 2, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.