Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The New Berlin Embroidery Designs Website

Seems like every time I turn around another designer is updating their website! This time it is Tanja Berlin Designs.  Tanja is a very skilled embroiderer who designs and teaches blackwork, needle painting, counted canvaswork, and goldwork.
https://berlinembroidery.com

She is a great source for metal threads used in goldwork and elsewhere, and has added a great information page about these threads for folks who are trying to learn more about them.  If you want to know the difference between gimp cord and Grecian twists, this is the place.   You can compare pearl purl to jaceron and learn all the sizes of bright bullion she carries.  It's a great resource, one I've added to the Tutorials and Tips tab for later easy reference.
https://berlinembroidery.com/metal-thread-info/

You can download the metal threads information as a PDF file for a small fee. Think of it as buying a booklet on goldwork threads!
https://berlinembroidery.com/blog/metal-thread-information-pdf-file/

She's added a blog to the mix, too!
https://berlinembroidery.com/blog/

Thanks for all the work, Tanja!

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Another Paternayan Source

I just stumbled across a recommendation of a shop that has Paternayan and also sells blank needlepoint canvas.  It looks like they just have 10 and 12 count in stock, though.
http://florilegium.com/shop/product-category/paternayan-yarn/

This is not a needlepoint shop; it's more of a crafts and knitting place but Gretchen loves needlepoint and it looks like they might have some unusual trims and buttons.
http://florilegium.com/fishing-around/

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
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