Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year from Orna

Orna Willis is welcoming the New Year with a free chart for us all.  
https://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/12/a-new-year-gift-sweet-pea-design.html

It's one of her classic bracelets, but it can be framed as well as worn.  Play around with your favorite colors and use all beads or all French knots, whatever you please.  Thank you, Orna!

Happy New Year to us all.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 26, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Ready to Exhibit at Woodlawn 2019?

Arlene Cohen has a nice article on her blog about her first entry to the Woodlawn Needlework Exhibit. Mail order entries to the 2019 show will soon be accepted, so read all about Arlene's first exhibit piece and discover links about the show and how to mail your own recent pieces to be shown in March.
https://worksbyabc.com/2018/12/04/woodlawn-needlework-exhibit/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 4, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sudden Realization: The Geisha Mystery

Ruth Schmuff knows just what I like—an elegant and haughty geisha!  This beautiful design from David Galchutt is named "Sudden Realization," and she will be the subject of Ruth's Winter 2019 mystery class.  Stay tuned!
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/i-had-a-sudden-realization/

The first lesson is out—and the geisha has a face!  Her under gown is gorgeous.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/01/the-face-tells-the-story/

Ruth has a plan to handle the outlines.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/02/details-outlines/

And she uses thread layers and thicknesses to create interest.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/02/variations/

Now the geisha has Big Hair! (and pretty sleeves)
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/02/oh-the-hair/

The background is mostly in. I love the floating lanterns and the beads in the geisha's hair.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/03/details-and-texture-oh-my/

Flowers, flowers and more flowers!  This is the last lesson, so now I cannot wait to see this piece framed.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/04/the-more-the-merrier/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 20, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Too Cute for Words

Donna shows off the two Kathy Schenkel little stockings she stitched for her grandkids. They are too cute for words!  Now that so many shops are having sales, you might want to pick up some of these for your next Christmas stitching.
https://majtravaux.blogspot.com/2018/12/for-grands.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 28, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

A Needlepoint Cowgirl at the Hall of Fame

Nancy stumbled across this needlepoint standup of a cowgirl at the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.  We think this is a Boots Baily design and that it was stitched by Fern Sawyer, a member of the Hall of Fame and a needlepointer.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156157441519151&set=gm.1990725311004617&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Many thanks to Nancy for spotting this and for all the members of Needlepoint Nation who worked to identify the stitcher and designer.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 17, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Using Kreinik's Wired Braid

Kreinik shows off a video of a Danji gingerbread house that was "iced" using Kreinik's wired braid, couched down with blending filament in 032.
https://www.facebook.com/Kreinik.Manufacturing.Company/videos/10155135646525940/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright November 16, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Three Decorative Stitches to Use

Needlepoint for Fun's latest newsletter talks about their three favorite decorative stitches.  You'll need some space to do these stitches but they will add a nice flavor to a background or any large area on your canvas.  By large I mean a big large enough for at least three repeats of the stitch element.
https://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/how-to-use-one-decorative-stitch-to-enhance-your-needlepoint-project.htm

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 16, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Anna at Christmas

Like all the rest of us, the English needlepoint designer Anna Person is way too busy at Christmas! But she is staying sane by stitching.  I hope now that the Big Day is in the rear view mirror we all can take a little time for our needles.
https://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2018/11/christmas-is-coming.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright November 28, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Skin Tones in DMC

Folks are always asking what threads are good for creating different skin tones. Traditionally needlepointers have used the late Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum's list of DMC colors to choose the right thread for their Aboriginal/Asian/African/European skin tones.
http://www.tiag.com/background/altcolor.html

Here's a new source, passed on from the ANG email list to me from Deborah. Thanks, Deb!
http://www.carouselcharts.com/SkinTones.pdf

Carousel Charts is a cross stitch company. They've also published a guide to changing colors in general that I found very interesting.
http://www.carouselcharts.com/LightnDark.pdf

Colleen of Needle Works in Austin just posted a list of skin tone shades from her Mom's old copy of The Needlepoint Book. There are two colors for eyes and lips as a bonus. I think these are DMC colors, by the way.
http://www.stitchinginthetexashillcountry.com/the_needle_works/2013/02/share-a-stitch-sunday-february-24.html

Carole Lake suggests these DMC floss colors:
Lips: 309, 938
Pinks/corals: 818, 761, 819
Porcelains/peaches: 948, 712, 754
Tans: 712, 437, 738, 3774, 739
Peaches/tans: 948, 754, 3778, 758
Asian: 739, 3774, 950
African-American: 632, 3772, 3773

A chart from Lord Libidan
https://lordlibidan.com/find-the-perfect-skin-tone-dmc-threads/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Santas on Parade

Brenda has stitched quite a few of the Janet Zigler Casey Santas and shows the finished ones off on her blog.  It's a fun way to celebrate Christmas!
https://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2018/11/janet-zickler-casey-santas-stitched-to.html

These Santas were originally line drawn canvases, taught at various Seminars.  Danji is starting to produce them as painted canvases that each come with Janet's stitch guide.
http://www.danjidesigns.com/JanetCasey/index.htm

The originals are probably still available through Janet Casey's website.
http://www.jzcdesigns.com/christmas.htm

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 16, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Ruth Shows Off Christmas

Ruth Schmuff's latest blog posting is all about the Christmas stitching of one of her students.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/12/what-to-my-wondering-eyes-should-appear/

Many of the designs are from folks Ruth's company, Bedecked and Beadazzled, distributes.  Many were done in Ruth's classes, too.  Angie is a very prolific stitcher with an eye for fun Christmas pieces.  Enjoy!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 23, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

A Thousand Flowers: Tapestry on Silk Gauze UPDATED

Using the style of Medieval tapestries, Mary Corbet has some up with four charming charts meant to be stitched on silk gauze and used in broaches and small pins. 
https://www.needlenthread.com/2018/11/a-thousand-flowers-four-tapestry-smalls-to-stitch.html

Follow the links to see Mary's inspiration or the jewelry settings she used.  These are charming, and on either 40 or 48 count silk gauze, they are not too small to be unworkable.  A downloadable eBook chart is now available.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2018/11/a-thousand-flowers-four-tapestry-smalls-available-now.html

UPDATE:  Mary found a fake pocket watch at Joann's to finish her small deer tapestry inside.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2019/03/tapestry-smalls-pocket-watch-finishing-kits.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 14, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Ornament Exchanges are Fun

I love the idea of ornament exchanges during the holidays so I enjoyed seeing the ornaments the staff of Enriched Stitch exchanged.    Some of the ornaments are credited to their designers and some aren't but if you fall in love, the shop can help you identify the design you adore.
http://astheneedleturns.com/ornament-exchange/

Pocket Full of Stitches did an exchange, too.  Look at all those smiling faces!
http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/12/pfos-annual-ornament-exchange.html

I think both shops had a blast.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 19, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Breaking News: Liz Morrow is Retiring

Liz Morrow has just announced her retirement, but don't worry. If you are big fan of Liz's complex Bargello designs or her other fun charts, you can still get them from LizArt, which will now be run by Liz's buddy Rinda Just.
http://lizartblog.blogspot.com/2018/12/retirement.html

Liz plans to keep designing and charting, but now she has a business manager, so to speak.  Have a fun look around the LizArt website. If you decide to order, Rinda will be waiting!
http://www.lizartneedlepoint.com

Meanwhile, Liz is designing as always.  Just not doing the paperwork any more.  Yeah, Liz!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 21, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Annual Reveal of the SWANS' Christmas Ornament Exchange

Stephanie's local group, the SWANS, just had their annual Christmas party.  They draw names and exchange ornaments each year, but I have to say each one this year is really wonderful!
https://stephsstitching.blogspot.com/2018/12/swan-christmas-party-is-best.html

https://stephsstitching.blogspot.com/2018/12/my-swan-party.html

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© Copyright December 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Petersborough Cathedral Ceiling Tapestry

The Petersborough Embroiderers Guild is taking on a huge project, reproducing the ceiling pattern of Petersborough Cathedral on needlepoint canvas, with some parts painted and some charted. You can read about this custom design and the volunteers working it here.
https://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/nave-needlework-to-bring-project-to-life-1-8535826

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright June 21, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

All the Colors of Micro Ice Chenille

Kreinik's blog shows off what ThreadworX does with their Micro Ice Chenille—they dye it into the most wonderful colors!  With holiday decorating on our minds, how about picking up a skein of one of these and couching some fun color onto your current needlepoint canvas?
http://kreinikthread.blogspot.com/2018/10/threadworx-is-making-kreinik-better.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 23, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Mistress of Embroidery

Susan Johnson of SJ Designs has a new booklet out. It's called The Mistress of Embroidery: Patterns for Embroidery, Counted Cross Stitch and Needlepoint.  It reproduces charts and outlines first printed in 1819 by Augustin Legrand which can be done in needlepoint, cross stitch or embroidery.  If you are interested in patterns available just after Jane Austin's death in the first year of Queen Victoria's reign, this is right up your alley.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790217040?fbclid=IwAR1RFgWMFoNTtwof0RBp6u08YYZJm8QKzXeIC0Zr7fewQfUYjrWwVm0QOqc

This is one of a series of historical embroidery books by Susan.  Most are 19th Century Berlin woolwork type charts but not all.  Have fun browsing and learning more needlework history.
https://sj-designs.net/shop/sj-designs-books/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright November 24, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Clover's Mini Wonder Clips

If you do your own ornament finishing (or you want to try), you'll want to read what Mary Corbet says about using Clover's mini wonder clips to help her finish her latest projects.  If you are interested, you can follow Mary's link to Amazon so that she gets a little cash for sending you to shop there.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2018/11/must-have-little-tools-for-finishing-a-sneak-peek.html

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© Copyright November 9, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Countdown to Christmas with Antique Needlework Tools

Gay Ann Rogers is posting a variety of antique needlework tools on her website to count down to Christmas. If you love needlework antiques, you'll want to visit each day to see more.
http://www.gayannrogers.com/christmas-2018.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright December 15, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Are You a Fan of Spartina Bags?

Spartina has new "needlepoint" bags. They look like they were stitched overseas and the needlepoint combined with leather.  They are fun and a good way to carry a needlepoint purse until you have time to stitch your own.  Thanks for the tip, Dell!
https://www.spartina449.com/new/queen-of-carolina/needlepoint.html

If you prefer to stitch your own, check out the Thorn Alexander canvas that Jinny stitched and had made into a fabulous clutch bag.
http://stitchstyleblog.com/2018/11/thorn-alexander-clutch/

Not all of us have any use for a clutch purse but how about a wallet?  Mindy has some new "mini" designs that you can buy with a matching ladies' wallet.
http://www.mindysneedlepoint.com/shop/Mindys-Needlepoint-Designs/Minis-For-Leather-Wallets.htm

Use the left side arrow for more photos.  Mindy says the dimensions of the wallets are four and a half inches across, three inches down, and one and three-quarters inch deep.  There are 12 colors available.  The inserts are 18 count and are two by two and three-quarter inches.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211865379142231&set=pcb.1985578211519327&type=3&theater

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© Copyright October 23, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Be On the Look Out

Normally when I talk about stolen property here, it's copyright or trademark violations I mean. But today I discovered two antique American samplers were stolen in Vancouver, Washington and folks are being asked to publicize the theft among the stitching world as we are the most likely to notice samplers as we are out and about.  Keep your eyes out for these two, ok?
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2018/12/be-on-lookout-stolen-samplers.html

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© Copyright December 15, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Making Squares Round

Needlepoint for Fun's newsletter has an interesting article about the best way to turn that square design into a round or oval ornament shape to hang on your tree.  I don't think making an oval shape is as easy as they make it sound but this is a pretty good tutorial for creating a round template for your canvas.
https://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/the-best-way-to-make-a-small-rectangular-or-square-design-into-a-round-ornament.htm

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© Copyright August 10, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 14, 2018

IKEA Ornament Display Stand

Reed's sharp eyes spotted this IKEA display stand and recommended it for stitched ornaments.
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80400867/

It's metal powder-coated white and not available to order online, so you'll have to shop at IKEA to get it.

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© Copyright November 8, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

New Jewelry Settings by Nunn Design

It's been quite a while since I've been able to find good jewelry settings to create silk gauze embroidery pins and broaches, so I was thrilled to see Mary Corbet talk about the settings available from Nunn Design.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2018/09/some-tiny-embroidery-for-jewelry-with-free-patterns.html

Can these be used for needlepoint canvas or Congress cloth?  Maybe.  I imagine it will be hard to turn the edges of the raw canvas under easily unless you dampen them.  The bonus for using silk gauze is the silver backing will show and add glitz to the design if you don't stitch the background entirely.  Traditionally one puts gold lame' fabric behind silk gauze when mounting in jewelry.  I think you can do this if you wish since normally lame' is a very thin material.
https://www.nunndesign.com/product-category/shop-retail/kit-embroidery-retail-kits/

Bottom line:  If you want to try needlepoint on silk gauze, this is a great little project to use.  You can make broaches, pins, bracelets, and even ornaments.  Otherwise, I'm not sure how traditional needlepoint will work, but it is a nice thing to experiment with.  Here's the video explaining how to assemble your stitching into the jewelry setting.
https://www.nunndesign.com/assemble-handmade-embroidery-jewelry-video/

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© Copyright September 19, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pink Imperfection Interviews Betty Scanlon

An interview with Betty Scanlon, you say? The name rings a bell, but…
Betty is the owner of Stitch By Stitch in Larchmont, NY.   Her shop newsletter is fun and so is her website and blog.  Check them all out with the second line below.
https://pinkimperfection.com/2018/11/14/stitch-by-stitch-is-how-it-will-all-get-done/

http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com

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© Copyright November 20, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Target's Metal Wall Pocket for Needlepoint Display

Rachel Donley Designs noticed this metal wall pocket at Target.  It can be hung on the wall or sit upright on a table or desk.
https://www.target.com/p/metal-wall-pocket-black-project-62-153/-/A-52808808?fbclid=IwAR2PtMj693Xq5mZ2ALTwUlMtckXPVUMuCHq_7g_a2IwtgClE6T4v8prXCw4

It's perfect for displaying needlepoint!
https://www.facebook.com/racheldonleyneedlepointdesigns/photos/pcb.2186314314957837/2186314008291201/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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© Copyright December 9, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, December 10, 2018

How to Make a Christmas Bow

Ruth Schmuff taught Melissa Shirley's "Santa's Books" over the Thanksgiving holiday at her shop, Bedecked and Beadazzled. Part of the decoration is a pretty red bow, which Ruth explains how to create in this tutorial. It's easy if you use Wired Lace, which is a type of wire-edged mesh ribbon used in beading.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/its-a-pretty-bow/

You can see more about Ruth's class here.  The canvas, the threads kit and/or the stitch guide are available from Bedecked and Beadazzled.  Just follow the links.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/santa-likes-to-read/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 27, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sandy's Back from the Danube River Cruise

Whether cruises are your thing or not, I think you'll enjoy Sandy Arthur's report on the Danube cruise she just got back from in early November.
https://sandyarthur.blogspot.com/2018/11/here-we-are-enjoying-our-stitching-down.html

If you are intrigued, Sandy leads quite a few stitching cruises.  The upcoming ones are listed on her Needles and Fins Facebook page.  I think the next (not updated yet) will be a cruise on the Mediterranean.


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© Copyright November 4, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Stitching Glasses the Leigh Designs Team Way

Leigh Designs has a tradition of releasing a series of small canvases on November 1 each year. Leigh calls this her November Surprise. For 2018, she's celebrating Oktoberfest and beer!
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp813x.html

There are 8 types of beer, each in their own special glass, and each canvas has a stitch guide by Leona Cole, Pat Miller or Carolyn Taggart.  To see the models, click on the photo of each unstitched canvas. If you do, you'll see a Master Class on stitching glassware!  Note how the tall, thin glasses use tall, thin stitches, for example.  Check out "Swaggering Stout."  The faceted glass is beautifully handled.  I was especially intrigued by the use of diamond shaped stitches for some of the more rounded glasses.  It works!

Kudos to the Leigh Design teams!

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© Copyright November 1, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, December 7, 2018

A Vague Yearning to Escape into Needlepoint

I thought you'd enjoy this article about a novice to needlepoint with the urge to escape into stitching that was in Elle Decor.  Many thanks to Jeffrey for finding the link to the online version.
https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/a22843630/pleasure-of-needlepoint/

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© Copyright September 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mrs. Bush's Rug in Needlepoint News Reprinted

The owner of the copyright for the now defunct Needlepoint News magazine has kindly reprinted the article on Mrs. Barbara Bush's famous floral needlepoint rug on their website.  This was originally in the October/November 1986 issue.
https://www.egwpublishing.com/about1-c1td8

Many thanks to Wendy for finding this and tells us all about it.

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© Copyright December 6, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Color Magic

Debbie Rowley reminds us that color has a magical appeal.  Any counted design can be easily changed to colors that you like better.  You can change a painted canvas as well, although in my experience that's a bit harder, at least for me.
https://debbeesdesigns.com/2018/10/29/a-contrast-in-color-experiences/

But if we are going to use our precious personal time to stitch something, it should be in colors we love, right?

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© Copyright October 29, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Two Children's Chairs

The Beinecke Library at Yale just posted photos of two children's sized chairs, designs by Pablo Picasso, stitched by Alice B. Toklas.  It appears likely that Yale owns the photo of the chairs, not the chairs themselves, judging from the wording of the record.
https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3528440

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© Copyright October 28, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Seam Fix

Sue has a new tool to remove the fuzzies left behind after ripping out.  It's called a seam fix and is used by quilters.
https://blog.njneedleartists.org/2018/09/13/a-new-tool-for-me/

Here is how it is supposed to be used if you are sewing.  Basically you rub the eraser-type end over the fuzzies and it removes them.
https://sueoverydesigns.com/how-to-use-seam-fix-seam-ripper-notion-really-work/

I've never used anything except my Judy's Boo-Boo Stick to remove fluff left over from ripping out.  It works great!
https://123stitch.com/item/Norden-Crafts-Judys-Boo-Boo-Stick/MI-1002-01BOO

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© Copyright September 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, December 3, 2018

A Free Holly Design from LizArt

Liz Morrow just posted a new free holiday pattern of a holly branch on her website.  You can read a bit about it on her blog…
http://lizartblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/free-design.html

…then download the PDF file chart at the free section of her website.  It is quite charming and a fun way to stitch something to celebrate the season.
http://www.lizartneedlepoint.com/Free_Designs.php

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 23, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

A Free Hanukkah and a Free Christmas Design

Susan Johnson of SJ Designs has posted a free Hannukkah design on her website as a gift to her stitching friends. 
http://sj-designs.net/sjdwordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HANUKKAH-RIBBONS-ORNAMENT.pdf?fbclid=IwAR08Nb4Fu63Ci8tw4wW5Sxr8MDbY4rBHLmHX0pGGSjUWs9mtoPBEHlBodjQ

There's a Christmas version, too!
http://sj-designs.net/very-very-merry-ornament-chart/?fbclid=IwAR2bPEuDcVyTpY7HE65R_4fjJQhquKFBsB7Y1g1rVR4uG8ulxx0KxPgbKHA

Thanks, Susan!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 9, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Self-Finishing Items for that Last Minute Gift

The Needlepointer in Washington State has listed all their self-finishing items in their latest newsletter to help you pick something fast and fun to stitch for the holidays. You can treat yourself or a friend or relative with any of these goodies.
https://mailchi.mp/theneedlepointer.com/take-a-look-at-all-our-great-self-finishing-products?e=73961ee0ea

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 12, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Horse Country Chic Decorating Ideas for Christmas

Horse Country Chic has some inspiring ideas for decorating with needlepoint (and other things) this Christmas, especially if you don't plan to have a tree.  Enjoy!
http://horsecountrychic.blogspot.com/2018/10/holiday-decorating-ideas.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 22, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Historian Discusses the Bayeux Tapestry

Mary Corbet turned up an interesting question and answer session about the creation of the Bayeux Tapestry on the BBC historic magazine website.  The person interviewed is an embroider and has a Ph.D. on Medieval embroidery to boot.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2018/10/weekend-reading-the-making-of-the-bayeux-tapestry.html

Here's the direct link to the discussion, but what Mary says above is quite interesting, too.  Those who want more information should follow the links scattered around the page on the BBC History Magazine site.
https://www.historyextra.com/period/norman/bayeux-tapestry-make-how-long-who-when-stitch/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 19, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church's Altar Guild

If you are interested in ecclesiastical embroidery, check out the needlepoint pieces the Altar Guild at Glenn Memorial UMC did.
https://www.glennumc.org/altar-guild/?fbclid=IwAR0GGqRj-epuZ14amLA4o_b3N_8LGhemFeI2HTxITOPXQlKC6Y4lcJWFIks

The designs were created by Nancy Keating of Fancywork Finishing.
https://fancyworkfinishing.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 17, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Breaking News: Baroness Trumpington Has Died

She lived a full, interesting life.
http://encyclopedic.co.uk/2018/11/27/obituary-baroness-trumpington/

And she needlepointed, naturally.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3030371/My-haven-Baroness-Trumpington-Conservative-life-peer-92-sitting-room-south-west-London-flat.html

https://www.theoldie.co.uk/blog/baroness-trumpington

Many thanks to Helen Francis for telling us that she was a great stitcher and a kind woman.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 27, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Arlene Changes Everything

Arlene Cohen of WorksByABC is always tackling new challenges in her needlework. She does a lot of original designs and sells charts for some of her work, too, but it is her adjusting of her current design (one of Threedles's complex geometrics) that intrigues me today.  If you are afraid to change anything in a kit or chart, listen to Arlene and be brave.
https://worksbyabc.com/2018/10/16/ch-ch-ch-changes/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 17, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 26, 2018

BLG Visits Luv 2 Stitch UPDATE

BLG has been visiting Luv 2 Stitch in San Mateo, California and has posted a great review of the shop.
https://blog.njneedleartists.org/2018/09/05/my-home-away-from-home/

If you want to visit yourself, check the shop website for directions.  And if you are too far away, just browse the website.  "Showcase" is a great place to start.
https://luv2stitch.com

UPDATE:  The shop has updated their website with information about the owner and store manager. Fun!
https://luv2stitch.com/about-our-needlepoint-store/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 5, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Picking a Background Color

Karen at Nimble Needle in New Jersey has an interesting article on her blog about picking a background color.  I would have gone with a pastel pink myself or maybe pale orange sherbet.  Or a very dark rust.  What about you?
http://nimbleneedlenj.com/laurel-burch-color-and-contrast/

There really are no right answers to this, as long as you don't pick something too close in value to the main subject matter.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 30, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Grand River Valley Chapter of ANG's Charity Stash Sale

ANG's Grand River Valley Chapter is selling the stash of a deceased member to benefit the Michigan Ovarian Alliance.  You can see the items for sale on the chapter's Facebook page.  Use Facebook's Messenger service to inquire about price and availability.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/223450981175798/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 24, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Needlepoint Recycled into Bags

Lynda's Designs on Etsy offers vintage needlepoint made into purses and tote bags.  She will also make custom bags but you will have to handle the blocking of the needlepoint (if needed) yourself.  Lynda doesn't block.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lyndasdesigns1?ref=ss_profile

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Southern Living Profiles Barbara Bush's Needlepoint

Southern Living magazine (the December 2018 issue which is just out) has a profile of former First Lady Barbara Bush and her needlepoint.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1997035543706927/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 22, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Couching to Create Dimensional Folds

Needlepoint for Fun's October newsletter is all about using couched threads to create dimension on your canvas, especially if you have a folded flower petal or dog's ear.
https://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/the-best-way-to-use-needlepoint-couching-to-fold-petals-and-floppy-ears.htm

Couching is quick and easy, although you do have to figure out where to start/end the couched thread so that the place where it goes through the canvas isn't obvious.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 12, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Books on Parade

Ruth Kerns is a needlework book dealer whose monthly newsletter is always fun (and tempting).  But October's is special because she profiles books from Jean Hilton whose charts and "string art" stitches are classics.
https://ruthkernbooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/but.html

Speaking of books, the fifth volume of iStitches from Ruth Schmuff at Bedecked and Beadazzled is coming out in late December!  You can pre-order now for delivery in December.  Note that the digital version isn't out yet.  iStitches5 is a print volume only right now.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/stitches-volume-five/?mc_cid=b6e4e2f857&mc_eid=60242fbe68

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 11, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Trees for Ornament Display

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont has a lovely selection of display trees for you to admire.  The shop isn't selling them, these are all from Pier One, but now is a good time to check out Pier One and similar stores for display ideas.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/single-post/2018/11/18/Ornament-Trees

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 20, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Anna's Back from Tuscany

Anna Pearson's back from her retreat in Tuscany!  You can check out the scenery and the original designs by Anna that were worked during the retreat here--
https://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2018/10/autumn-is-here.html

Anna does these twice a year usually.  You can see what's she's planning for 2019 on her website.
https://www.anna-needlepoint-pearson.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 9, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Video Review of Rosey Grier's Book

Mr. X Stitch has a video review of the 1970s book, Rosey Grier's Needlepoint for Men.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj-JNAM79rY&feature=player_embedded

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 8, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Rumor Mill Gets It Wrong Again

Apparently a rumor is flying around that Kreinik is discontinuing their Marshmallow white color.
http://kreinikthread.blogspot.com/2018/11/dont-believe-this-rumor.html

Nope!

And that's a good thing because this is an icy white-white and very useful!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Another Storage Idea UPDATED

Nicola from Hands Across the Sea Samplers has a new storage idea for spools.  (The ones she is storing are the 100/3 spools of silk from Au Ver A Soie.)
https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/storing-spools-of-silk-and-some-antique-samplers/

I don't see this on the USA version of Amazon but it is on the UK version.  UPDATE:  Folks tell me Amazon UK won't ship to the United States.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmetic-Organiser-Acrylic-Jewerly-Organizer/dp/B01FH12NOW

There's a video that explains the FEMOR 6 tier cosmetic makeup organizer box.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M66EjG4PLTE&feature=youtu.be

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 4, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Homage to Harburg

Harriet created an original bargello design in homage to Yip Harburg, whose musical contributions to our cultural are immense.
https://harrietalonso.com/2018/10/04/bargello-oz-an-homage-to-yip-harburg/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 4, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tiny Needle Threaders for Tiny Needles UPDATED

Mary Corbet is working on 48 count silk gauze and hunting for a needle threader that works well with size 10 beading needles.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2018/10/micro-needle-threader.html

I've seen Puffin and Company's micro threader and it is really tiny.  However, I use an old fashioned wire needle threader, the kind that has a stamped tin base.
https://www.stitchpiecenpurl.com/needle-threader.htm

I buy a package whenever I find them (they are getting harder to find) and open it right away, laying the threaders out on the kitchen counter on a sheet of waxed paper.  Then I put a drop of super glue on the base where the wires attach and let them all dry.  I rarely pulled the wires out now when threading up my beading needles, whether for beading or stitching on silk gauze, since.

UPDATE:  Sara Leigh highly recommends the Colonial Needle Ultra Fine Needle Threader. Here is what it looks like-
http://www.alchemyandice.com/ultra-fine-needle-threader-for-13-needles-x1.html

Needle in a Haystack in California stocks them, as well as a wide range of other types of needle threaders.  Scroll down past all the needles to the bottom of the page to see them.
http://www.needlestack.com/WebStore/Accessories/Needles.html

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© Copyright October 3, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lettering on a Stocking

Needlepoint for Fun has tips for adding a name or initials to a stocking in this newsletter.
https://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/the-best-way-to-add-a-name-or-initials-to-your-needlepoint-canvas.htm

I highly recommend you ask your favorite shop for help on this.  Many shops can add the lettering in your preferred style for you.  Practice makes perfect in this as in so many things, so having someone do this for you who has experience really makes sense.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 28, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Corkscrew Stitch: The Video

Judith has posted a video tutorial for corkscrew stitch on YouTube.  It makes great Santa beards and is really easy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=615vLeYcp2M

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 24, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Needlepointer Visits Paris

Rosie and her husband visited Paris recently and of course they visited places important to needlepointers. In her first blog posting, Rosie shows off photographs of the interiors of Tapisseries de la Bucherie and Maison Sajou.  The shops are amazing to see and the displays are gorgeous.
https://blog.njneedleartists.org/2018/09/22/first-day-in-paris/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 22, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Breaking News: Stacy Brown Has Died UPDATED

The Nimble Needle in Atlanta has just posted an obituary for Stacy Brown, the owner of the shop, who just lost her long brave fight with lung cancer.  
 https://mailchi.mp/2b36ddbfcc96/stacy-brown?e=6413033b0f

We are sorry to hear that another great stitcher (and shop owner) has left us behind as they continue their great adventure.

UPDATE:  Here is the information about her memorial service on November 28.
https://www.facebook.com/358534837577981/photos/a.358608070903991/1827373307360786/?type=3&theater

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© Copyright November 11, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Duchess of Needlepoint

While looking for something else online, I ran into this mention of Ellen Ordway, "the Duchess of Needlepoint."  She stitched a lot of rugs, and designed and stitched a magnificent Alice in Wonderland screen which you'll see here.
http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/social-history/2013/resort-life-chapter-xxix-1965-1966

I wonder where that screen is now….
http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/legacy/i/partypictures/11_15_13/clemmer/image040.jpg

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright August 4, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Speciality Items for Shops

The latest newsletter from Homestead Needle Arts has photos of  two speciality items that needlepoint shops often use:  a custom storage cabinet and a canvas taping machine.   The cabinet needs a new home, if you are interested and can pick it up, but the canvas taping machine is new to the shop.
https://mailchi.mp/16048c84a06a/november-fun?e=810b807e3a

I find the business of needlepoint fascinating and thought you'd like to see the special items that shops often invest in to make things easier for us and the shop owners.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 9, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Costume Design in The Black Panther

This interview with the costume designer for The Black Panther is fascinating. She talks about using fabrics, printed patterns and embroidery and beading that was used in the costumes for various characters in the movie.  The costumes seem to be an extension of the character and a visual clue to what they are about through the designer's skills.
https://www.themarysue.com/black-panther-costume-designer-ruth-e-carter-interview/ 

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 26, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Breaking News: Shops Open!

It's a good week to be a needlepointer in Atlanta or Denver!  The new Labors of Love shop will have its grand opening Saturday, November 10, 2018.  The website is still under construction but the shop will be open Nov. 10 from noon until 6 p.m.
http://www.laborsofloveneedlepoint.shop/contact-us.htm

Plus Diversions Needlepoint's new location is open this week!  Their new address and directions are also on their website.
http://www.diversionsneedlepoint.com

Please go by and tell everyone hello and congratulations for me, ok?

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 8, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Stitch with JoAnn for Charity

Friends of the late JoAnn are selling her stash for charity, and I know you want to support their efforts to raise money to help the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Stitch-with-JoAnn-502075296931361/posts/?ref=page_internal

JoAnn had an amazing stash, all of which needs good homes.  If you have a Facebook account, head to the above link and start browsing.  This is what the administrators of the FB page and sale have to say:

Welcome to JoAnn's Stash Reload, where you can purchase new (as in never been stitched) hand-painted needlepoint or charted canvas projects. New items will be posted weekly, or whenever the number dips below 12. These items come from a household that once had a smoker and a cat (though they have been aired out). To purchase comment, "Me please," and send your email and zip code via Facebook message. Shipping is included in the listed price. Payments are via PayPal; a PayPal invoice will be sent to the email provided. Shipment on receipt of payment. Check out our story on the About page.

I know the folks who are running this stash sale and it's legit.  They have over $1000 raised already.  So take a look and bring home a bargain.  Also keep an eye on the Facebook page, as new items are posted weekly.  Let's raise money for other breast cancer sufferers and give JoAnn's stash new homes!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright November 7, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

When Time Ran Out

I've never seen this Paul Newman disaster movie from 1980, but Barbara says he mentions needlepoint in it and his wife, Joanne Woodward, needlepointed.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081747/

Here is a bit about needlepoint in the Newman-Woodward family.
https://people.com/archive/cover-story-beyond-mrs-paul-newman-vol-4-no-3/

http://updates.seriousfunnetwork.org/blog/paul-newman-93-birthday-the-gifts-he-gave-us

If you are looking for a good movie to stitch to, perhaps this is the one.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Another Fabulous Ribbon Stitch Tutorial

Ruth Schmuff has done a second silk ribbon stitch video explaining how to create leaves and stems with silk ribbons.  It's amazingly easy and looks fabulous.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/09/magical-leaves/

If you missed Ruth's first silk ribbon stitch video which explains Japanese Ribbon Stitch, here's the link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3ULp2oxTiA

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 18, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, November 5, 2018

NAN Registration for 2019 Open

Registration for the National Academy of Needleart's 2019 Assembly is now open. You can browse the classes online, learn more about NAN, or look at the 2018 exhibit at their website.
https://needleart.org/assembly/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 16, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Nutcracker Mystery (hosted by Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff has revealed the mystery class she'll do this Christmas—Eleanor Grosch's abstract "The Nutcracker."
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/10/the-nutcracker/

As always, the physical classes are at Bedecked and Beadazzzled in the Baltimore suburbs but you can participate via mail order.  Once the class is over and Ruth's had time to update the instructions with any changes or clarifications that the class pointed out, she'll mail you the kit for that class.

Christmas fun is guaranteed!

I'll update this article with Ruth's class reports after each of the December 2018 get-togethers.

UPDATE #1:  The tree!
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/12/respect-the-art/

UPDATE #2 - Fairy dust!
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/12/fairy-dust/

UPDATE #3 - The Rat King is all decked out but Clara's dress is going to be even more fabulous.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/12/cliff-hanger/

UPDATE #4 - Told you the dress was going to be fab.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2019/01/say-yes-to-the-dress/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 26, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Self-Finishing Coasters

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery introduced two styles of self-finishing coasters at Destination Dallas this September.  These are suitable for designs that are 4 inches square.
http://astheneedleturns.com/did-someone-say-self-finishing/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 16, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Visiting with Jennifer

Since the first post this morning was just eye candy, I thought you might like to spend a little time listening to Jennifer Tan talk. You know Jennifer as Pippin Studio.  I've never met her but she sounds delightful!
https://pippinstudio.ca/blog/2018/07/14/critters-to-eat-hang-out-with-and-stitch/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 17, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Let's All Sit Down

Orna Willis has found some lovely photos of needlepoint chairs.  I know that the second and third photo of chairs are designs by Kaffe Fassett.
https://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/09/needlepoint-to-sit-on.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright September 13, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Threadaholic Alert: Thistle Threads' New Threads

Tricia at Thistle Threads has a slew of new threads available in her online shop.  Do a little exploring and you'll find brief descriptions of the use of these beauties.
https://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/collections

Tricia has explained a bit about the threads' manufacture and the problems in having reproduction threads made for a small market on her blog.  It's fascinating and interesting and a bit depressing, too.
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-bonanza-of-new-threads.html



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© Copyright October 30, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Destination Dallas 2018

Destination Dallas is a non-TNNA trade show held each year in Dallas, Texas.  In 2018 the show will be September 15-17, with some classes on 9/14 I think.
http://destinationdallasmarket.com

The newest items I find will be at the top of the list starting July 1st.  Browse Facebook postings of more than one photograph using the right and left side arrows.  Items listed below have been announced but won't be available until after Destination Dallas.

Stitch By Stitch Larchmont has a Pinterest page with photos of new canvases.  They don't have a lot of information available when it comes to size or price, just the photo and a short designer name.  You can see their "board" by clicking on the link below even if you do not have a Pinterest account.  Just look for "Continue Without Account" at the bottom of the window that opens asking you to log in or set up an account.  Click on it and you are free to browse this page.
https://www.pinterest.com/stitchlarchmont/2018-destination-dallas/

Pocket Full of Stitches shows off the new canvases they picked out in Dallas on their blog.
https://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/destination-dallas-market-post-1.html

https://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/destination-dallas-post-2.html

https://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/destination-dallas-post-3.html

http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-1.html

http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-2.html

http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-3.html

http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-4.html

https://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-5.html

https://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-6.html

http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-7.html

http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-8.html

http://pocketfullofstitches.blogspot.com/2018/09/our-destination-dallas-finds-post-9.html

Stitch By Stitch in Larchment, NY is doing a two-part summary about what they saw in Dallas.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/so/5cMNyAx7-?cid=68bf7f60-0c49-4a61-b2cc-4a9944579072#/main

http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/so/51MN_BiBP?message_id=ba2e0a8b-791a-40d2-8cc2-45f3638eae4d#/main

Homestead Needle Arts is posting their new designs from Dallas on their website.
https://www.homesteadneedlearts.com/whats-new/

Sheena shows off new canvases at Louise's Needlework and also her favorites from Dallas.
https://www.sheenasstitches.com/shop-local-market-finds/

Fiber Talk interviews Debbie Woodard of Painted Pony and one of the founders of Destination Dallas.
https://wetalkfiber.com/2018/10/07/fiber-talk-with-debbie-woodard/

Louise's Needlepoint shows off new items they picked up in Dallas in their newsletter.
https://media.rainpos.com/530/october_2018_news_blast_final.pdf

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To close out 2018, we have a fabulous new rabbit design from Elizabeth Foster at Melissa Shirley Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShirley.Needlepoint/photos/a.10150103192084252/10157424606629252/?type=3&theater

Needlework Retailer shows off the new "Eggplant Flowers' Challah cover from Janice Gaynor.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/12/challah-cover-eggplant-flowers.html

Are you from Chicago?  You might want to check out this Annie Lane exclusive for The Classic Stitch.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218495849806462&set=gm.2048445135232634&type=3&theater&ifg=1

A. Bradley has six new "safari" mitten designs for the wild animal lover.
https://www.facebook.com/abradley1978/photos/pcb.2379534162076244/2379533775409616/?type=3&theater

Stephanie Booth has new pet bowls in two sides—3 and 4 inches in diameter.  She's working with a designer to create canvases to go with the bowls.  The canvases are inserted in the base and covered with a "lid" so it can come out for cleaning.   They are washable but not in the dishwasher.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/2045818432161971/

Needlework Retailer shows off the new wine bags from Point2Pointe.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/12/wine-bag-canvases.html

"Colorflutter" is Sally Corey's latest stash buster design.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/2044600798950401/

Tapestry Fair is re-introducing the Ann Spiess Mills Nativity set.
https://tapestryfair.blogspot.com/2018/12/almost-christmas-finish.html

Rainbow Gallery has 9 new colors in their Silk Lame Braid line, mostly blues with some purples.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/12/silk-lame.html

Terry Dryden's newest chart is called "Vintage Log Cabin" and it will be available in January, 2019.
https://www.facebook.com/TerryDrydenDesigns/photos/a.10153335918681489/10156893695571489/?type=3&theater

Lee has a new luggage tag in orange with an alligator pattern.  This makes 8 colors in their self-finishing luggage tags.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/12/lees-orange-id-tag.html

Laura Perin has a new Christmas tree/Bargello design, all in traditional reds and greens with gold metallic and beads for sparkle.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2018/12/trimming-tree.html

David McCaskill has a new Christmas design for 2019.  It has LED lights for the candles!
https://www.needlepointdavid.com/product-page/2019-holiday-candles?utm_campaign=7f2cd09d-e21f-4bdc-b8ce-bd556e2fc65b&utm_source=so

New from Mary Tussey—a Christmas-themed Cheers.
https://www.facebook.com/255392807844158/photos/a.783872544996179/2141116619271758/?type=3&theater

Nancy's Designs has four new charts out.  Use the right side arrow to see them all.
https://www.facebook.com/239977626043739/photos/pcb.2435184493189697/2435184363189710/?type=3&theater

Judy Keenan NeedleArts has new animal canvases (including several dog breeds and birds) on her Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Judy-Keenan-NeedleArts-1658037397771146/

Sandy Arthur has a new Etsy shop.   It's where she sells extra books, painted canvas overstock from her classes, and odds and ends.  Have fun browsing!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DuoDesignsBySANDRA

Machelle Somerville Designs has new cosmetic bag designs.
https://www.facebook.com/MachelleSomervilleDesignsContemporaryInteriors/photos/pcb.1993328414117315/1993323897451100/?type=3&theater

A new canvas for coffee lovers from Thorn Alexander.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156655198011259&set=gm.2024655810944900&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Terry Dryden shows off her latest design which will be available after Christmas 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/TerryDrydenDesigns/photos/a.10153335918681489/10156866697721489/?type=3&theater

Treenway Silks has two new shades of fuchsia—beautiful!
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/12/treenway-silks-new-colors.html

And More is partnering with a woodworker in NC to bring stitchers the "Ultimate Laying Tool".  Most are made of ipe wood although some appear to have a Best Laying Tool inserted into a wooden handle.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/12/ultimate-laying-tool.html

Susan Johnson of SJ Designs has a new booklet out—Charted Patterns of the German Renaissance. It's a reprint of a 1859 pattern book.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1790777623?fbclid=IwAR12hdAl2_TA8uerkkcDQ2MbaZbAMr1rm1CKC5VFQbx5dqATWBvkjj42OMg

Attention shops--Works by ABC charts are now available via Hoffman!
https://worksbyabc.com/2018/12/08/a-step-in-my-designing-career/

Colour Complements has new colors of overdyed Petite Very Velvet in stock.
https://colourcomplements.com/2018/12/petite-very-velvet.html

Laura Perin has a new star quilt design!  It's called "Autumn Stars" and it is beautiful.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-new-novembery-quilt.html

New Christmas ornaments from Cindy at Barbara's Needlepoint.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/a.471227749586931/2188490921193930/?type=3&theater

Hingham Square Needlepoint has a new beach flag.
https://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/11/coral-flag.html

Enriched Stitch shows off the new Christmas ornament from VNG.
https://www.facebook.com/348498438515811/photos/a.387112914654363/2176844749014495/?type=3&theater

New abstract animal from Michelle Prince.  There is a stitch guide from Enriched Stitch.
https://www.facebook.com/348498438515811/photos/a.387112914654363/2176846142347689/?type=3&theater

Michele London Price has a brand new "Sand Dollar"  beach design, available from NeedlePOINT of LaJolla.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217510965510029&set=gm.2000749206668894&type=3&theater

New from Charley Harper/Meredith Collection—"Isle Royale."
https://www.facebook.com/KnottedNeedle/photos/a.411352509009187/1548673785277048/?type=3&theater

Sally Corey shows off her new "Color Waves."
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1996106830466465/

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off Christmas designs by their in-house artist Beth.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/a.629766710399700/2177089739000715/?type=3&theater

Shareese has a lovely exclusive stitching peacock ornament for Peacock Alley!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1927128657582705&set=a.1444052322557010&type=3&theater

Ruth Schmuff shows off Brooke Connor's newest, "Long Bird Short."
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/long-bird-short/?fbclid=IwAR1O1GeDviYOzmJDlk9BQdD5p4Te1AR4lxjePnV28RNiNr-CEnLNT1801TA

Enriched Stitch shows off Melissa Prince's new (in 2019) "Paint the Town Pink."
https://www.facebook.com/348498438515811/photos/a.387112914654363/2168134753218828/?type=3&theater

Tapestry Fair shows off their new "Turkey Blessings" design, shown in a custom service tray from Deux Bijoux Bijoux.
https://tapestryfair.blogspot.com/2018/11/in-case-you-missed-it-at-dallas-show.html

Enriched Stitch has a new patchwork heart design for their annual Go Red with Thread heart disease fund raiser.  Earlier years' projects are still available as well.
http://astheneedleturns.com/go-red-with-thread-2019/

Orna Willis has a new design in the Shields of Life series-"Freedom."  Right now it is available in kit form.  All you need to supply is the canvas.
https://adornbyorna.com/products/shields-of-life-freedom-needlepoint-kit/?variant=13780880490559

Barbara's Needlepoint has a new tartan deer from Ann Hanson.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/pcb.2165915120118177/2165913110118378/?type=3&theater

Ann Hanson will do tartan buffalo and moose designs, too.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/pcb.2165915120118177/2165913170118372/?type=3&theater

Mindy has new "Minis" with matching leather wallets.
http://www.mindysneedlepoint.com/shop/Mindys-Needlepoint-Designs/Minis-For-Leather-Wallets.htm

New from Ewe and Eye—snowman and his bunny.
https://www.facebook.com/needlenookoflajolla/photos/a.874331942611533/2232661856778528/?type=3&theater

Here is the newest from Annie Lane—"Our Home Town" which is the 4th of July parade.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218105895817856&set=gm.1982734445137037&type=3&theater&ifg=1

"Gretal Bringing in the Holly" from Pip and Roo Needleworks
https://www.facebook.com/pipandrooneedleworks/photos/a.1791467394197975/2187755814569129/?type=3&theater

New and fun animal designs from Tapestry Fair.
https://www.facebook.com/wasteknotneedlepoint/photos/a.158379324188895/2478140665546071/?type=3&theater

Griffin Designs is new and has a lot of fun small pieces for the holidays.
http://www.tinagriffindesigns.com/holiday/

Sally Corey shows off a new design from her VARNA series.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1980661052011043/

Ruth Schmuf just announced Daid Galchutt's "Feline Fiesta" now comes in a smaller size.
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/product/feline-fiesta-2/

Laurel Wheeler has a new blue meditation piece that is gorgeous!
https://www.facebook.com/laurelwheelerneedlepoint/photos/a.227730387687956/549828125478179/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Ruth Schmuff just announced that Lulu My Pink Turtle have six new cat canvases. They are similar except for color and dress pattern.  Fun!
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/11/calling-all-lulu-lovers/?mc_cid=d0f16bb232&mc_eid=60242fbe68

Laura Perin has a new entry in her long panel series.  It's called "Sand and Sea Panel."  And it is lovely but that goes without saying.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2018/11/a-new-design-thats-pure-pattern-pleasure.html

New from JP Needlepoint—"House on the Hill."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212337381821753&set=gm.1965832150160600&type=3&theater

Tapestry Fair has a new black cat for Halloween.
https://tapestryfair.blogspot.com/2018/10/happy-black-cat-day-happy-halloween.html

Here's the new Teresa Kogut "Halloween House" from for Love You More.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2134323859953015&set=pcb.1962319047178577&type=3&theater

A new Maggie design from Barbara Olsen
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1958999520843863/

New geometric from Needlepoint Designing Woman
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1959102844166864/

Penny MacLeod shows off two new heart designs, two new stars, and a new person. Use the right side arrow to see everything.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2102950216702226&set=pcb.1954100658000416&type=3&theater

The newest Melissa Prince design is "Paint the Town Pink."  It's for breast cancer survivors and a portion of the proceeds will go to help fund research.
http://astheneedleturns.com/paint-the-town-pink/

Glorifilia shows off their new "Flamingos" design, which is a companion to their "Swans."
https://glorafilia.com/product-category/arts-crafts/?fbclid=IwAR3Yj68O1Yvm9zOYIqIVmYKbYjIRWeH7kgiShl45ZTQZIbGG0NHecytOYUg

Denice DeRusha Designs has a new Texas fair ornament.
https://www.facebook.com/267853650034236/photos/pcb.1179143775571881/1179143702238555/?type=3&theater

Pepperberry has new small "Crazy Daisy" coasters, sized to fit into the Tilly Thomas self-finishing coaster sets.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/10/new-size-for-crazy-daisy-coasters.html

Eye Candy shows off the Halloween version of her new "Cats Tooth" design.
https://eyecandyneedleart.blogspot.com/2018/10/spooky-new-design-for-halloween.html

Kangaroo Paw Designs has a new series called Itty Bitties.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/10/greek-itty-bitties.html

Lorraine from Colour Complements shows off three new colorways, all based in olive.
https://colourcomplements.com/2018/10/fall-collection.html

Colour Complements has a new kit that has threads and a Sue Dulle design included that uses the new color schemes, too.
https://colourcomplements.com/2018/10/fall-walk.html

Love You More has new garden (and garden gnome) yoga canvases.
https://www.facebook.com/loveyoumoreneedlepoint/photos/pcb.1353479594786249/1353478544786354/?type=3&theater

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off the available Ann Hanson Limited Edition Santas on their Facebook page.  The 2018 one will be revealed shortly.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Barbaras-Needlepoint-107558659287177/photos/?tab=album&album_id=796418070401229

Here's a new bunny slipper Christmas snowman from Love You More.
https://www.facebook.com/loveyoumoreneedlepoint/photos/a.832811303519750/1352901794844029/?type=3&theater

Janice Gaynor/Fleur de Paris has a new floral—"Peony in Purple."
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/10/peony-in-purple.html

New cat and dog designs from Jody Valentine!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1939323436144805/

Here is the newest Kreink color-"Sea Glass."  Lovely!
http://kreinikthread.blogspot.com/2018/10/meet-newest-kreinik-color-sea-glass.html

DebBee's Designs shows off four new small designs.
https://debbeesdesigns.com/2018/10/09/stitching-happily/

The Needle Bug shows off their new Camilla Moss canvases.
https://www.facebook.com/theneedlebug/videos/541227039662669/

Blue Dogwood shows off "Clematis" the first of three cyber designs that coordinate.
https://bluedogwooddesigns.com/featured_item/trio-clematis/

Accoutrement Designs has a new fun Halloween magnet—a ghost bursting out of a haunted house.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/10/ghost-.html

Limited edition Kelmscott "Tudor Rose Primitive" scissors from  are available at Bits and Bobs.
https://www.stitchingbitsandbobs.com/cgi-bin/Store/pageread.cgi?KelmscottDesignsScissors

Rebecca Wood has updated her website with the newest things!
http://www.rebeccawooddesigns.com/new-designs-fall-2018.html

Amy Bunger's shop newsletter shows off new products, new threads and thread colors, etc.
http://www.amysgoldenstrand.com/uploads/7/2/3/6/72364657/1018.pdf

A new cowboy Santa by Julia and Mickey Snyder!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1929702887106860/

The latest from Little Bird Designs are based on her grandfather's artworks.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155796199910983&set=pcb.1929407660469716&type=3&theater

Two Sisters has three new colorways of their striped palm pattern.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1928427817234367/

Jody Valentine has new checkerboard letters and new dog bone designs.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1928112800599202/

Treenway Silks has two new shades of fuchsia.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/treenway-silks-new-colors.html

New from Annie Lane—"Irish Wool."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217773034336527&set=gm.1926692244074591&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Enriched Stitch shows off their rooms in Dallas (VNG and Amanda Lawford designs) and talks about the Local Needlepoint Shop celebration this weekend.
http://astheneedleturns.com/market-fresh/

Barbara's Needlepoint just posted photos on Facebook of Cindy's newest Halloween designs.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/pcb.2090008294375527/2090006957708994/?type=3&theater

And More has added two more sizes of sequins to the 3mm size they have available now.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/5mm-and-8mm-satin-flat-sequins.html

Ada shows off Eye Candy's new "Dark Shadows" collection.
https://www.facebook.com/fancystitchescleburne/photos/a.714902581972738/1670459613083692/?type=3&theater

Stitches in Time shows off the new designs from Nancy Page Lowenfield available exclusively in the shop (second link below).
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1918727198204429/

https://stitchesintimeneedlepoint.com

Kristine Kingston has posted her newest designs to Facebook.  Use the side arrow to see them all.  "Bad Boy" — LOL
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215891705753030&set=pcb.10215891706073038&type=3&theater

Pippin has a video that The Needlepointer shot in their hotel display in Dallas.  Don't miss the Three Bears in a Hammock!  The new stocking cuffs at the very end are going to be wildly popular I bet.
https://vimeo.com/290044711

BeStitched shows off the new designs they brought home from Dallas.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/collections/in-stock-destination-dallas?page=2

Colour Complements has the flat viscose braided ribbon back in stock.  Think Kreinik braid (but in viscose) that was flatted by a steam roller.  It's an interesting texture and would be lovely couched.
https://colourcomplements.com/2018/09/flat-ribbon-and-silk-perle.html

There are five new Alice Peterson "Book Nook" series designs.  These are smaller and different versions of the book shelf series that has been so popular.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1883933361683242&set=pcb.1883933758349869&type=3&theater

A. Bradley Needle Arts has a new mini sock series called the 50 States Birds and Flowers.  You can see the first in the series here.
https://www.facebook.com/abradley1978/photos/pcb.2235974319765563/2235974053098923/?type=3&theater

CBK has updated their website with the new designs from their artists.
https://www.cbkneedlepoint.com/what-s-new-.html

Here's a new design from Ashley Dillon—"Succlulents."
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/succlulents.html

Stitch By Stitch is doing blog posts with lots of photos of what they saw in Dallas.  Here is the first.
http://www.stitchbystitchneedlepoint.com/so/1dMNk-D1I#/main

DMC is about to release 35 colors of a new six ply floss with metallic woven in.  They call it Mouline Etoile.
https://mailchi.mp/dmcus/us-etoileteaser-279601?e=f7c1b12c64

Love You More shows off new designs on Facebook.  Use the side arrows to see everything.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2079036168815118&set=pcb.1911875095556306&type=3&theater

Kelmscott has a new bat needle minder and new thread keeps.
http://www.kelmscottdesigns.com/new-releases-sep-2018.html

New designs in a video by A Poore Girl Paints.  I think the two wedding designs are outstanding!
https://www.facebook.com/walkerswholesale/videos/260565934591404/UzpfSTUwMDU2MzI0NzoxMDE1NjI1MDIzOTEzMzI0OA/

Pewter and Pine posted two photos of their Dallas display.
https://www.facebook.com/pewterandpine/photos/pcb.546013535836942/546013439170285/?type=3&theater

Here are a few new Charley Harper designs from Meredith Collection.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1913311175412698/?__tn__=K-R

The newest book shelf canvas from Alice Peterson is for the sportsman.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1881675991908979&set=a.354850914591502&type=3&theater

Puffin has a new metal Ghost Mini Needle Minder.  So cute!  This is a limited edition one, though, so get your favorite shop to order quickly.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/ghost-mini-minder.html

Leigh Design's latest are the Sassy Sallys.  These are modeled on the real Sally London, the general manager of Rainbow Gallery.  Click on the photo to see the models.  All have stitch guides.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp506x.html

Melissa Prince has updated her website with the latest.
https://www.melissaprincedesigns.com/new-canvases.html

New from Daisy Wells!  Use the side arrows to see them all.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217692242448308&set=pcb.1913138568763292&type=3&theater

Needlehearts is posting photos of new designs on their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/needlehearts18900/photos/pcb.941589402694577/941588579361326/?type=3&theater

Julia Snyder shows off her new Rabbit Box.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212953270721466&set=a.1156668991868&type=3&theater

New designs from Funda Scully.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215895363351184&set=pcb.10215895364911223&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215898031417884&set=pcb.10215898039378083&type=3&theater

Four new canvases from Labors of Love. Use the side arrow to see them all.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213059945309421&set=pcb.1912748125469003&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Here's a peek at Patricia Sone Designs and Victoria Whitson's Stitching in Style Necklaces.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1911873032223179/

VNG shows off some "remastered" Amanda Lawford and HP designs that will be available shortly.
http://astheneedleturns.com/remastered-and-resurrected/

Needle Bug shows off a video of darling new Christmas dog ornaments from Griffin Designs.
https://www.facebook.com/theneedlebug/videos/293640664561447/

Oasis Needlepoint shares their new models for Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/oasisneedlepoint/photos/a.254957658206251/696911410677538/?type=3&theater

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery shows off their new line of hearts…
http://astheneedleturns.com/the-heartland-collection/

…plus their new self-finishing coasters.
http://astheneedleturns.com/did-someone-say-self-finishing/

Plus VNG shows off the new Scott Partridge designs.
http://astheneedleturns.com/new-from-scott-partridge/

The newest Stitch and Zip canvases are posted by Alice Peterson.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1880526375357274&set=pcb.1880526588690586&type=3&theater

SBT Stitches has posted photos of their displays at Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212481303643233&set=p.10212481303643233&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212481305683284&set=p.10212481305683284&type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212481306923315&set=p.10212481306923315&type=3&theater

Robbyn's Nest Designs has posted their new items on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/RobbynsNestDesigns/photos/pcb.1890416701004219/1890416264337596/?type=3&theater

Here's a video of Gone Stitching's display at Destination Dallas with their models, Twinkle threads, their self-finishing tea boxes, stitch guides, their Seven Days of Creation series, their stitch books, and more.
https://www.facebook.com/randi.paulheskins/videos/10216053197656501/

Cynthia Thomas has posted photos of her model display.  These are things she's done stitch guides for.
https://www.facebook.com/100000249112142/posts/2135919476426335/

Tapestry Fair has updated their website with all their newest, including a Nativity set from Ann Spiess Mills and a dimensional cat.
http://www.tapestryfair.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=1

BeStitched has updated their website with the newest from Ewe and Eye, Melissa Shirley, EyeCandy and Tapestry Fair.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/collections/destination-dallas-2018?inf_contact_key=41eb4042e2f67f800f3852b6e4fce2e100eef49cc52ebc62597b415fbfe652fe

Labors of Love has released a photo of the 2018 limited edition piece.  There are only 15 "Josephine" canvases (complete with porcelain faces and arms) available.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1910642069012942/

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery has updated their website with the newest designs.  New birds, new Amanda Lawford, new self finishing coasters with two widths.
http://vngcanvas.com/new-designs-september-2018/

http://astheneedleturns.com/new-from-amanda-lawford/

Brenda Stofft has updated her website with the newest designs.  Scroll down to the bottom of the home page.  "Keep Talking…I'm Diagnosing You" cracks me up.
https://www.brendastofftdesign.com

Melissa Shirley has posted 38 new designs on NP Nation.  Enjoy!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1909835932426889/

There's a Brenda Stofft sneak peek on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/1649522606/posts/10215079742860857/

Planet Earth Fiber has new self-finishing leather credit card holders. See their ad in the Sept-October NP Now.

Devon Nicholson shows off her saddle shoes and a soda in her newest canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/LouisesNeedlework/photos/a.106075062756937/2024058610958563/?type=3&theater

Ewe and Eye has posted a photo album of new things to their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ewe-and-Eye-and-Friends-225824790785970/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1888656134502819

Patti Mann is also doing a sneak peek at all sorts of new things.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217321952980780&set=pcb.1906918239385325&type=3&theater

Sew Much Fun has done a sneak peek of new designs on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2177722719133349&set=pcb.1906553612755121&type=3&theater

Here's a Melissa Prince sneak peek.
https://www.facebook.com/341998565857547/photos/a.483193291738073/1985529951504392/?type=3&theater

Kirk and Bradley will introduce a Dallas travel round at Destination Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/KirkandBradley/photos/a.483934411678199/2223173547754268/?type=3&theater

Labors of Love has two new small animal canvases, a turtle and an English robbin.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/english-robin-and-baby-sea-turtle.html

Meredith Collection shows off four new Big Buddies needle minders.
https://www.facebook.com/meredithcollection/photos/pcb.2424032197637416/2424032137637422/?type=3&theater

Tapestry Fair has posted a sneak peak of some of their newest things on their blog.  Check their website 9/14 to see it all.
https://tapestryfair.blogspot.com/2018/09/dallas-sneak-peek.html

Kate Dickerson shows off her newest artist, Kelly Rightsell.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1905133709563778/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1906386016105214/

New from Zecca—"White Dog."
https://www.facebook.com/139529331945/photos/a.10150261060426946/10155547758351946/?type=3&theater

Purple Palm shows off another in their licensed Woodstock collection, new at Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1905045279572621/

Danji has posted a photo album sneak peak of new things on their Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.c.eJxFj9sNxDAMwzY6RH5n~%3B8WKs1D1lyCdCHOyJ~%3B1YXxjiBwKzG9kz84KKgkXCP2NB5gv8MDkynKB1g0bKqOJR6AaTVhJYw0vJrBEmg0l9yd3E9PXo~%3BzhcGb7AzpcMDb3SWNBam0ZDz2YQaEtyi~_EBCu9FUA~-~-.bps.a.1805785202791224&type=1&__xts__[0]=68.ARCtPC63hs56KX2ReYF6ROoZQA2lwdwJ5al0FHZZcSz0akdUyOgZn6zfFnwSKEXDyA7uyHz0-myPLKWSvSA3rALe5rk3Qz1eBuDLw1fVdozUpMLkJG_85kd6icgkTxfS0Fjo_u47zkyUoPrVPixGlv1JOts0_CS3opVe9ahxAatZ3_5i6G-HcFswJkpqzxhUzGwulHf9zvjGdL67s7EG30G-BGVMbFXfl6_B3KZXwjqjzxg&__tn__=HH-R

EyeCandy shows off all the new designs for Dallas.
https://eyecandyneedleart.blogspot.com/2018/09/new-for-fall-2018-from-eyecandy.html

Robbyn's Nest Designs has new hamsa designs and new fleur de leis patterns.
https://janetgranger.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/new-needle-minders-great-gifts/

Here's a new Jennifer Brinley floral for Maggie.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1566085190158030&set=gm.1902902466453569&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Ada Hayden shows off two new Eye Candy designs.  Use the right side arrow to see the other.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2007644835947689&set=pcb.2007644979281008&type=3&theater

Jody Valentine has two new "Happy Harvest" designs—a pumpkin and a jack-o-lantern.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1901981096545706/

Plus a pair of classic candy canes!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1904310776312738/

Rachel Donley Needlepoint has this Game Day belt or bracelet ready at Dallas for any team colors.
https://www.facebook.com/racheldonleyneedlepointdesigns/photos/pcb.2135421496713786/2135420910047178/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

The latest finish-it-yourself item from Point2Pointe are wine glass charms (available in Christmas or a seaside theme) plus a tree to display them on.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/glass-wine-charm-tree.html

New from BeStitched, the Lipstick Pin Cushion, a fancier version of the Twister (second link).
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/products/lipstick-pin-cushion

https://www.prym.com/en/needle-twister-610291

CBK has a new Texas canvas that'll have you rolling in your cowboy boots.
https://www.facebook.com/1602091103365745/photos/a.1626687557572766/2184063315168518/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Freda's Fancy Stitching has a new design, their 100th!
https://www.facebook.com/FredasFancyStitching/photos/a.277789302552375/791518547846112/?type=3&theater

Love You More offers a sneak peak at "Eve," which is a limited edition canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/stitchbystitchlarchmont/photos/a.295409377174813/1773122472736822/?type=3&theater

Oasis Needlepoint has a new wedding design with a matching box.
https://www.facebook.com/oasisneedlepoint/photos/a.254957658206251/692049667830379/?type=3&theater

Janet Granger is introducing new needle minders based on her silk gauze sampler designs.  Cuter than cute!  And if you don't stitch on silk gauze this is a nice way to own one of Janet's miniature samplers.
https://www.janetgranger.co.uk/product-category/new-needle-minders/

https://janetgranger.wordpress.com/2018/09/09/new-needle-minders-great-gifts/

Jean Smith Designs has a new 20 piece vegetable series.  Here is "Squash 1."
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/farmers-market-squash-1.html

Kate Dickerson has a new cuff or belt "fishnet" design in several colors.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1900072686736547/

Suzie of Enriched Stitch and Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery is packing for Dallas.
http://astheneedleturns.com/and-were-off/

Labors of Love has a new canvas for your inner party girl.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=961964457321279&set=a.107964482721285&type=3&theater

Barbara Elmore shows off Antler with Flowers which is a Sundance model she stitched for Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/barbaraelmoredesigns/photos/a.10152584568623262/10155906575438262/?type=3&theater

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery (VNG) has a sneak peak of some of the 100 new designs for Dallas on their blog.
http://astheneedleturns.com/september-newsletter/

Sew Much Fun has two new drinks canvases (Easter and Hanukkah) for Dallas.  Use the right side arrow to see them all.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2173981046174183&set=pcb.1898449190232230&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Rebecca Wood has a new Halloween town.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1898200966923719/

The Point of It All has a fabulous fowl in a hat.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1898264126917403/

New from JP Needlepoint, "Never a Dahl Moment."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211999292969743&set=gm.1897536536990162&type=3&theater

Anther sneak peek, this time Raymond Crawford's "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend."
https://www.facebook.com/190891389362/photos/a.10151761434874363/10156889291424363/?type=3&theater

Here is a sneak peek of one of Brenda Stofft's new designs.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1897261140351035/

Carol Gantz posted a sneak peak of a bit of a new Associated Talents design on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2091175707568084&set=a.151834158168925&type=3

Kangaroo Paw Designs has a new police angel.
https://www.facebook.com/KangarooPawDesignsNeedlepoint/photos/a.335754963256607/1120694014762694/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Valerie Needlepoint Gallery (VNG) has a new series called Awareness Hearts, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of which go to various charities.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210144539529296&set=pcb.1896010117142804&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Strictly Christmas has finally added a dozen new stocking cuffs to their line.  They are called Stuffed Cuffs because they have so much detail.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/stuffed-cuffs.html

Bohin has new scissor style called "Ladies and Lace" available in various colors.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/09/bohin-scissors.html

CBK shows off Loira Manne's "Merangel" canvas, new at Destination Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/1602091103365745/photos/a.1626687557572766/2179899185584931/?type=3&theater

Pewter and Pine is going to adapt Christie Denizo's Spirit Animals art to needlepoint.
https://www.facebook.com/pewterandpine/photos/a.349638198807811/537617703343192/?type=3&theater

Gayla Elliot has a new addition to her line of women—Cleopatria!  (Others include a mermaid and the Queen of Hearts.)
https://needlepoint.com/collections/gayla-elliot-trunk-show/products/aasgep255

ThreadworX has four new colors in their Legacy line—the fuzzy threads that Needle Necessities called Charleston.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/08/legacy-specialty-fibers.html

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off the portfolio of Beth Stromberg designs they sell.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/ms.c.eJw9zlESwEAEA9AbdQgr3P9inbL1~_yYSkANSBeqGk~;mgQSqccQr8IfklQmwhB7An3h0VF1QGckGtgVtanJU~;Iew~;QvePmBXclQJV3cS1XrA3JXM~-.bps.a.2052769321432758/2052771021432588/?type=3&theater

Kimberly Ann has a new Marilyn Monroe make up bag!
https://www.facebook.com/kimberlyannneedlepoint/photos/pcb.1870766893010933/1870766739677615/?type=3&theater

2Bit Ranch Designs continues to come up with new designs.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212796322645202&set=gm.1888361841240965&type=3&theater&ifg=1

The charming sleeping yellow lab is new from Barefoot Needlepoint.
https://www.facebook.com/BarefootNeedlepointDesign/photos/a.252009018284116/1115679008583775/?type=3&theater

And in case you have a naughty black lab, Barefoot has this.
https://www.facebook.com/BarefootNeedlepointDesign/photos/a.252009018284116/1115678985250444/?type=3&theater

More hilarious cat/dog canvases from Terry Runyan at Maggie.  Love the cat and birds!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1888007524609730/

Here's another Bath Night in the new series from CBK.
https://www.facebook.com/1602091103365745/photos/a.1626687557572766/2175446242696892/?type=3&theater

Denise DeRusha Designs has a fabulous new design called "Remember the Alamo."
https://www.facebook.com/267853650034236/photos/a.267877020031899/1148193488666910/?type=3&theater

Sally Corey of Designing Woman has more new Mandela designs.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1885690301508119/

The Wool and the Floss has a new series of Michigan lighthouse ornaments.
https://www.facebook.com/thewoolandthefloss/photos/a.147926451927833/1743000842420378/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Laura Perin has a new chart—it's sunflowers in a design she calls "Fields of Gold."
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2018/08/sunflower-fields.html

Machelle Somerville has two new floral zip bag canvases.  They are wonderful stitched.
https://www.facebook.com/MachelleSomervilleDesignsContemporaryInteriors/photos/pcb.1836889219761236/1836889166427908/?type=3&theater

There are 30 new Mindy "minis," small designs with frames you can purchase separately.  Mindy shares two of them here.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1879137705496712/

New "Mermaid Sleeping" from Mary Tussey.
https://www.facebook.com/255392807844158/photos/a.783872544996179/1971261429590612/?type=3&theater

The House of Embroidery has the Autumn Collection of overdyed threads.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/08/autumn-collection.html

Maggie has posted more new Terry Runyon canvases on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1875031885907294/

Starke Art/CBK has a new Key West door stop canvas.  Love it!  But then I love Key West.
https://www.facebook.com/1602091103365745/photos/a.1626687557572766/2167497053491811/?type=3&theater

Rainbow Gallery has new Entice colors—those those pinks and corals!
https://www.facebook.com/rainbowgallerythreads/photos/a.1466449090351554/2041266106203180/?type=3&theater

Melissa Shirley has a new canvas from the artwork of John Johanssen, "Foxy."
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShirley.Needlepoint/photos/a.10150103192084252/10157047550394252/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

And More has a new series of 4 inch round alphabet ornaments.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/08/4-inch-rounds.html

Plum Stitchery shows off new designs on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156184644093124&set=gm.1873153846095098&type=3&theater

New Neon Rays+ colors are coming out in Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/rainbowgallerythreads/videos/2140391896231694/UzpfSTEwNTUxNTI4MjgxMjkxNToxOTg1OTMyMDYxNDM3ODg1/

Denise DeRusha Designs has a new travel "postcard" for Seattle.
https://www.facebook.com/267853650034236/photos/a.267877020031899.1073741827.267853650034236/1135626983256894/?type=3&ifg=1

Pip and Roo has a new Christmas reindeer.
https://www.facebook.com/pipandrooneedleworks/photos/a.1791467394197975.1073741828.1788910594453655/2065382536806458/?type=3&theater

Louise's Needlepoint shows off the newest book from Gone StitchingGot Stitches Two:  Size Matters.
https://www.facebook.com/LouisesNeedlework/photos/a.1962281857136239.1073742010.105515282812915/1984246541606437/?type=3&theater

Elegant Stitch also posted about the new Gone Stitching book.
https://www.facebook.com/282393805285967/photos/a.286213404904007.1073741829.282393805285967/898278390364169/?type=3&theater

Kam's Handpainted Needlepoint has a new series of Halloween-themed "bowl fillers" which are small pieces meant to be displayed during the holidays.  Very creative!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1719214228128332&set=gm.1864572396953243&type=3&theater

Labors of Love has two new small beach canvases.  The starfish will be featured with a guide in the September Needle Pointers magazine.  The companion turtle will also be out at Destination Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/laborsofloveneedlepoint/photos/pcb.1148176078665140/1148175981998483/?type=3&theater

Maggie has posted more new animal canvases from Terry Runyan.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1527694947330388&set=pcb.1861673680576448&type=3

Rainbow Gallery shows off new colors in their Rainbow Linen thread.
https://www.facebook.com/rainbowgallerythreads/videos/2032559960407128/

Sally Corey has another new Medallion design.  This one is called "Contentment."
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1860044284072721/

Heidi Stanley Designs now has an Instagram page.
https://www.instagram.com/heidistanleydesigns/

Alice Peterson has a new Christmas bookshelf design.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/08/christmas-books-.html

Melissa Shirley has a new flamingo piece by Vicki Sawyer.
https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingNeedles/photos/a.205885762782212.45542.203080679729387/1780503508653755/?type=3&theater

Gone Stitching has a new book out!  It is called Got Stitches? Two:  Size Matters and is all about what fits where.
https://www.facebook.com/gonestitching/photos/a.10152332111291348.1073741826.121370126347/10156196860821348/?type=3&theater

Melissa Shirley has a new Halloween books design.  This is in more traditional Halloween colors than her first Halloween books design.
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShirley.Needlepoint/photos/a.10150103192084252.304722.370199729251/10157013165649252/?type=3&theater

Maggie shows off four new designs from a new artist, Terry Runyan.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1851937014883448/

New S'Mores Luv canvas from My Pink Sugar Life.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1852994914777658/

Here is the newest Liora Manne/CBK piece, "Mutts and Putts."  Hilarious!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1850134475063702/

David McCaskill has a new design called "Indian Summer," available as a download for the chart only, as a full kit with the line drawn canvas or as full instructions including how to outline your own canvas.
https://www.needlepointdavid.com/so/3MK51eeb?cid=244c0e1f-7416-454a-8a01-523522d00641#/main

Leigh Designs' Holiday Collection ornaments are now available!  All have stitch guides by Carolyn Taggart.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and/or guide from Leigh for you.
http://www.leighdesigns.com/Grp780x.html

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont is posting photos of canvases you can pre-order before Destination Dallas on their Facebook page.  No designers are identified.
https://www.facebook.com/stitchbystitchlarchmont/

Penny MacLeod has a new cat canvas—which she is stitching, too.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2038452139818701&set=gm.1841915169218966&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Maggie loves rugs and is stitching this one.  A smaller version of the design will be available from Maggie in Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/100002696911031/posts/1509390545827495/

Tapestry Tent (Liz Goodrick-Dillon) has a new peacock, available from Susan Roberts.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/07/peacock.html

Needlework Retailer shows off two pretty drink flasks with canvases from Viola.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/07/needlepoint-flasks.html

Melissa Shirley has shared brand new witch hat designs on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1839040256173124/

CBK has a new artist, Leslie Murray, with new designs available soon.  Check out Saturday Bath Night.  It cracks me up.
https://www.facebook.com/1602091103365745/photos/a.1626687557572766.1073741828.1602091103365745/2143670422541141/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

Jody Valentine has a new series now—Harlequin Letters.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215825796256426&set=gm.1838605736216576&type=3&theater

Barefoot Design has a new Shark Week ornament.  LOL
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1837300959680387/

Sally Corey Designs has a new medallion canvas in her series of them available in her Etsy store.
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/630613633/prosperity-medallion-hand-painted?ref=shop_home_active_1

Chaparral shows off some new Sandra Gilmore designs.
https://www.facebook.com/chaparral.needlework/photos/pcb.1926439777408546/1926437074075483/?type=3&theater

There are new Fob Friends from Accoutrement Designs, plus re-releases and some limited editions, too.
http://fobfriends.blogspot.com/2018/07/new-items-for-summer-stitching.html

Here's a new Sandra Gilmore for Fleur de Paris called "Mail Call."
https://www.facebook.com/needlenookoflajolla/photos/a.874331942611533.1073741836.148322051879196/2065572256820823/?type=3&theater

The newest JP Needlepoint design is called "What's That?"—you can see it and read how it got its name here-
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211727569216819&set=gm.1830292863714530&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Needlework Retailer shows off four new Halloween lollipops designs from Pepperberry.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/07/halloween-lollipop-and-basket-series.html

Kelly's posted new canvass from 2Bit Ranch Designs on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1827106990699784/

Kate Dickerson has a new artist, Megan Carn, and has posted photos of the new canvases on Facebook. Use the side arrow to see all 8 canvases.
https://www.facebook.com/KSH.Needlepoint.Collections/photos/pcb.1686435481391744/1686433341391958/?type=3&theater

Raymond Crawford Designs has updated their Facebook page with new designs.
https://www.facebook.com/Raymond-Crawford-Designs-190891389362/

The Needlework Retailer shows off a new Rennie Marquez from Strictly Christmas.  There are other coordinating designs in this series in case you like florals with a pun.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/07/two-cans.html

CBK just announced they are going to reproduce artwork from Will Bullas on needlepoint canvas.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1824054111005072/

Puffin has a new needle minder-the USA heart.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/07/usa-heart.html

There are new colors available in size 8 metallic Painters Threads.
http://yarntree.typepad.com/needlework_news/2018/07/8-metallic-painters-threads.html

Needle Accents has new needle minders available.  These are a little different than most, so have fun browsing!
https://needleaccents.com

Natalia Frank has a new Persian carpet chart kit ready for your stitching pleasure.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1821401847936965/

http://www.dollhouseneedlepoint.com/apps/webstore/products/show/7821178

Michelle at Little Bird Designs shows off her new bookmark/belt designs.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1820815884662228/

JP Needlepoint has updated their website with their latest designs.
http://www.jpneedlepoint.com/Newdesigns.html

BeStitched has a section of their website called "Summer Debuts" which not only has new things this summer, but shows off items that will be available soon.  Items with "Coming Soon" on the photo are about to be released by Janet Gaynor/Fleur de Paris.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/collections/summer-debuts?inf_contact_key=472f554849c4f65ce0910ec4ae3bce518e411ed5a8c224787f9cf6ffd5505d5e

All I can say about Purple Palm's newest series is "groovy!"
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1814700865273730/

Pip and Roo Needleworks has new designs.
https://www.facebook.com/pipandrooneedleworks/photos/a.1791467394197975.1073741828.1788910594453655/2008991399112239/?type=3&theater

David McCaskill has a new design coming out for those who like layered stitches.  It's called "Indian Summer."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2035915833085213&set=gm.1810781295665687&type=3&theater&ifg=1

It should be upon David's website shortly.
https://www.needlepointdavid.com

Suzie is dropping hints about the new Valerie Needlepoint Gallery (VNG), Scott Partridge, and Amanda Lawford designs….
http://astheneedleturns.com/too-busy-to-stitch/

I've also become a fan of Marine Devine's female portraits. She is distributed by Kate Dickerson.
https://www.katedickerson.com/maren-devine

Kate Dickerson has new patriotic treats for summer stitching.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1807571525986664/

Jody Valentine has new primary color bird/birdhouses that are darling.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1807553442655139/

Today's Frida Kahlo's birthday so of course we have a new canvas.   (Design by Sandra Vargas for Ruth Schmuff)
https://bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/2018/07/happy-birthday-frida/

Whimsy and Grace has new additions to their "Fred and Ginger" series—the Bride and Groom!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1788241224586361/

"Cactus Smacked Us" is a colorful cactus piece from JP Needlepoint.  Check out the owl!  One of these will be given away to a shop attending Destination Dallas.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1791444080932742/

"Frozen Reflections" by Lorene Salt will be available in October 2018 at A Stitching Shop as either a kit or chart only.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1764487866961697/


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