Monday, July 30, 2018

World Embroidery Day

Harriet reminds us that today is World Embroidery Day by showing off her needlepoint canvas from Judy and Company.  Let's celebrate and stitch!
https://harrietalonso.com/2018/07/27/celebrate-world-embroidery-day-july-30/

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

From Tiger to Polar Bear

Janet Granger just posted a photograph of some of her dollhouse rugs, all stitched on 18 count needlepoint canvas using one strand of Appleton's crewel wool.  Appleton's crewel is one of my favorites because I love the colors available and it works so well on 18 count.  You can see how lovely Janet's rugs are stitched with this.  As for the title, look at the tiger rug in the photo.  That was stitched from one of Janet's charts, then the stitcher turned it into a polar bear rug!  So clever….
https://janetgranger.wordpress.com/2018/07/19/dollhouse-rugs/

If you want to do a little browsing, here's Janet's website with the tiger rug kit.  Click on Products and let your imagination fly!
https://www.janetgranger.co.uk/product/tiger-skin-dollhouse-needlepoint-carpet-kit/

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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

NAN Classes for March 2019

The National Academy of Needlearts has posted their classes for the March 2019 Assembly.  This is a great way to take wonderful classes in an intimate setting from some of the most skilled stitchers around.
https://nationalacademyofneedlearts.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/assembly-2019-class-descriptions-and-teacher-bios1.pdf

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Taming of The Shrew Neon Rays

Lisa at BeStitched has posted a video about using Thread Magic and a flat iron to tame Neon Rays.  If using this thread drives you nuts but you do like how it looks, follow Lisa's advice and you will be amazed.
https://vimeo.com/273779359?inf_contact_key=23c82c74737f22030605e819799476bd7afbfb8851a9695e2496b679b12f75d1

BeStitched sells the thread conditioner she mentions, of course, so you can follow the link to purchase if you are intrigued.  Flat irons are sold at any drug store or big box store like Walmart or Target.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/products/thread-magic

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Fiber Arts Auction Rule for Living

Kay's Fiber Arts Auction rule for living paid off.  Big time!
https://www.masondixonknitting.com/rule-living-pays-off/

Always bid!

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

Jan Jellins Artwork for Sale

Several decades ago the Pacific Southwest Region of EGA was given original needle artwork by Jan Jellins, which they tried to find museum homes for.  Eventually several pieces were given to EGA's National Headquarters but the rest of the pieces are for sale on the Pacific Southwest Region's website.  Proceeds from sales will go to fund the chapter's programs.  These are essentially needle paintings on fabric.  Some resemble line drawings, some are full portraits of people or animals, some are landscapes or small scenes from nature.  All are magnificent.  If you are in the market for some amazing needle art, contact Judy Dymond at the address under the slide show and make an offer.
https://psrega.org

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Patience Brewster Canvases

Kate Dickerson just posted to Facebook's Needlepoint Nation that she is going to discontinue distribution of Patience Brewster artwork as needlepoint canvases.  So if you want one of these beauties, she has all of them in stock right now but won't be getting any more.  Ask your favorite shop to order before she runs out.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1834916693252147/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 25, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Spangles

You may not need spangles or even know what they are, but Berlin Embroidery has them back in stock. 
https://berlinembroidery.com/blog/2-mm-and-3-mm-gold-spangles-back-in-stock/

Tanja explains a bit about them here.  They are used a lot in reproduction embroidery and in goldwork and although they don't come in a wide range of sizes, shapes or colors like sequins do, they are more durable and very interesting as they age with the piece.
https://berlinembroidery.com/product/spangles-paillettes/

You can see spangles in use here.
https://berlinembroidery.com/metal-thread-info/#spangles

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Grand Hotel Travel Ornaments

Do you have good memories of Mackinac Island in Michigan? Now you can buy travel ornament kits by The Plum Stitchery featuring the Grand Hotel at the hotel's website.  There appear to be three designs to choose from and the threads supplied are mostly DMC perle cotton.
https://www.grandhotel.com/product/needlepoint-ornament-kit/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 3, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch Video

Needlepoint.com has posted a video tutorial on Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch (one of my personal favorites!) on Youtube.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwY0xoWlAog&_bta_tid=33419163095476411863323762677897252478480436548890047066454568372748392985009019649668454792465558586219&_bta_c=jq56dmv1pa2moalxe2t2makrflkac

This is obviously meant to be part of a class so you are seeing this out of context without a diagram.  Here's one for you to help you understand the stitch better.  In this version, a tent stitch is used instead of a cross stitch.  You can also substitute a bead for a more decorative option.
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/how-to-work-hungarian-needlepoint-stitch-2479717

This video is a promotion for Needlepoint.com's online classes.  They have a huge variety of classes to learn various techniques or just to create some fun projects to stretch your needlepoint skills.
https://needlepoint.com/online-needlepoint-classes.html

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

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Anna Goes to Tuscany (and Stitches)

Anna Pearson's just returned from a stitching trip to Tuscany.  She arranges these trips and designs a project to work on during them usually twice a year.  In September she's going to Southern Italy!  You can read all about the Tuscany trip here and follow the link to Anna's website to read about the trip to Calabria she has planned.
https://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2018/07/another-wonderful-trip-to-tuscany.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 3, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Pippin Studio's Newest

Jennifer's blog shows off the newest designs from Pippin Studio and explains how the designs evolved.  It's a very fun read!
http://pippinstudio.ca/blog/2018/06/03/a-nestful-of-new-pippin-designs/

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

In the Market for Original Needlepoint Art?

If you need needlepoint art, Jill Vendituoli has added a Shop section to her website where you can purchase original designs in Jill's unique style.  My current favorite is "Houston" which is a tribute to the folks who endured Hurricane Harvey.  What's your favorite?
https://www.jillavendituoli.com/shop

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 10, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Traveling with Needlepoint

Like traveling with small kids, taking your needlepoint with you on vacation takes a little advance planning. Needlepoint For Fun has a short article on the things they recommend you take with you, particularly if air travel is part of your trip.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/needlepoint-tools-and-accessories-for-travel.htm

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lycette Designs Interview

Fiber Talk's most recent podcast is an interview with Jessica Chaney of Lycette Designs.  Learn how Lycette Designs got its name, learn about Jessica's accessories collection, bag envy, her family's needlepoint history, and of course much more!
http://wetalkfiber.com/2018/07/15/fiber-talk-with-jessica-chaney/

You can visit Jessica's website….
https://lycettedesigns.com

…and enjoy her blog.
https://lycettedesigns.com/blog/

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Canvases by Dolce and Gabbana

At least one of the gowns at the 2018 Met Costume Institute Gala featured needlepoint panels.  Dress by Dolce and Gabbana, worn by Emilia Clarke.    Thanks to Quail Run for the photos!
https://www.facebook.com/QuailRunNeedlework/photos/a.339586356091534.93299.326583717391798/1863965616986926/?type=3&theater

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Sharpening Doc: A Review

My Scissors, Sharpened
Out of the blue last spring I got an email from Jane B., asking if I would help her out by letting her husband practice sharpening my embroidery scissors.  He had started a scissors sharpening business to keep busy in retirement and had sharpened all her scissors, so he needed more to work on.  By coincidence I'd just realized that my usual pair were starting to get dull so I packed them up along with a pair of very old scissors with curved blades my mother picked up at a yard sale eons ago that I use for trimming turkeywork.  I thought having regular and curved blades would give him a good workout.  So off they went to Oregon for sharpening.

Jane told me it would take 1-2 days for him to get them sharpened and back in the mail to me.  I think the scissors were gone 5 days, including a Sunday, which is really fast considering they went from the East Coast to the West Coast and back again! I shipped them out Priority Mail via the US Mail and they were returned to me the same way.  (I included a shipping label with my name and address to make the return easier for Jane and her husband.)


The Scissors Returned!

When they came back to Chilly Hollow, I was impressed to see they were carefully packaged to protect the tips.  They are perfectly sharp again, even the curved blades. There are still nicks and scratches on the scissors themselves due to long use but the blades cut as well as if they were brand new. Jane tells me that removing the scratches might dull the finish so I'll be happy with just having them sharp.  She also tells me her husband can do curved and pinking sheers as well as regular scissors.

I think it's a fabulous service, and I'm very pleased with how the scissors cut now.  I highly recommend you consider using The Sharpening Doc if you don't have a local sharpening service, which I do not.  The best I could do before Jane's offer was hope a sharpener would visit Joann's Fabrics in November to collect and sharpen my scissors.  The person they use does a nice job but it takes two weeks and they only come by once a year.

New Business Card, with Happiness Highlighted!

The cost to sharpen a pair of scissors at The Sharpening Doc is $5.00 but if the tips need to be restored because of a previous botched job, it's an additional $8.00. Shipping and handling is $12.00 on top of that.  And yes, you can send a batch of scissors.   The priority mail box they use will hold up to fifty pounds of goods, so you can include lots of pairs for the same return shipping and handling charge as long as you stay under fifty pounds.  The Sharpening Doc will figure out shipping charges for large orders if you let them know ahead of time.  The shipping and handling charge covers up to $50 in insurance, so if you are sending a very expensive pair of scissors, you might want to arrange more insurance both when you ship and when the box comes back to you.  You will get an email or phone call when your scissors are shipped back with the tracking number to monitor the package.

Payment should be via a personal check made out to The Sharpening Doc.

For further information and the form that should accompany your scissors, check out the Sharpening Doc's website or email thesharpeningdoc@centurylink.net.  Please note their small town of Gearheart, Oregon shares a post office and zipcode with Seaside, Oregon which can cause confusion at your post office.
http://www.thesharpeningdoc.com

Thanks, Jane B.!

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Porcupine Laying Tools Video

If you are intrigued by the African porcupine needle laying tools popularized by Love You More, you'll want to watch this video review on BeStitched's website.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/collections/accessories/products/porcupine-quill-laying-tools

As a bonus there is also a video showing you how to use a laying tool on the same page.  You can also visit Love You More's website to see the range of these available.
https://www.loveyoumorenpt.com/porcupine-quill-layingtools

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 3, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Don't Be a Thief

Enriched Stitch is having a sale on their instant downloadable stitch guides and a warning.
http://astheneedleturns.com/stitch-guide-sale-and-more/#comment-2013

Don't copy stitch guides or book stitch diagrams and then hand them out to all your friends. It's stealing and even if you have no qualms about that, remember that the world of needlepoint is small.  If folks realize that you copy guides, the shops and stitch guide writers will warn each other of your actions and it'll get harder to buy the supplies you want.

And as one commenter mentions in the link above, I take copyright seriously on Facebook.  If I catch someone repeatedly violating copyright on the Facebook Group Needlepoint Nation, they are removed from the group permanently and also blocked from viewing the group.   Many folks don't realize that copying items from a book or guide (or taking photos of a diagram on your phone from a shop's books) is stealing.  But it is.  If you want to pay more for books and guides or want to risk banishment from Needlepoint Nation and being whispered about among the guide writers, handing out copies of something you bought is a good way to achieve that.  The stitch guide writers especially are my friends and colleagues and I will do my best to protect their businesses.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 3, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

K's Creations Has a Swivel Ball Table Clamp UPDATED

K's Creations has come up with a table clamp that works with the ball swivel on their floor stand. If you have one of their metal floor stands, you can simply remove the ball swivel and purchase the clamp and assemble them to use.  If this doesn't make sense to you, check out the video posted by BeStitched here.  This is a shop exclusive, by the way, so BeStitched is the only place you can buy these.
https://bestitchedneedlepointshop.com/products/ks-swivel-ball-table-clamp

UPDATE: Brenda has purchased one of these and shows off the first way she set it up to use.
https://brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com/2018/07/table-clamp-712-18.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 3, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Peek Inside The Needlepointer

The Needlepointer has started doing video tours of the shop occasionally. These are always fun to watch but this time they have a Melissa Shirley trunk show, some lovely tote bags and the Leigh Designs ice cream social models to show off.
https://vimeo.com/277722963

Now I'm hungry!  Who wants to share a banana split with me?

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 3, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Fiber Talk Interviews Gay Ann Rogers UPDATED

Fiber Talk's Sunday podcast interviews Gay Ann Rogers.  Learn about Frank Sinatra buying her stork scissors canvas, her love of Cezanne and how he's made her faces real, her rule about finishing only her own pieces, hints about her next (and last) queen canvas, her time at the Royal School of Needlework, and much much more!
http://wetalkfiber.com/2018/07/08/fiber-talk-with-gay-ann-rogers/

UPDATE:  Silly me, I forgot to link to Gay Ann's website.  Of course The Fiber Talk crew did so on their web page, but I meant to give you a link to some of her designs.  Enjoy!
http://www.gayannrogers.com/my-portfolio.html

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

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Shopping Needlepoint on Etsy

Horse Country Chic loves shopping for needlepoint items on Etsy.  Of course a lot of her favorites are horse-themed because she's in Horse Country and she rides, but her finds give you a taste of what might be available if you hunt a little.
https://horsecountrychic.blogspot.com/2018/07/horsey-finds-on-etsy.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 2, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fun at Jenny Henry's

A local Baltimore style e-newpaper has profiled Jenny Henry's classes on needlepoint.  It sounds like great fun!
http://baltimorestyle.com/on-point/

If you are intrigued by her needlepoint cuff, visit Jenny's website to see all her DIY jewelry designs.
https://www.jennyhenrydesigns.com

Many thanks to Hillside Needlepoint for drawing my attention to the news article.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 1, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, July 6, 2018

An Original Design UPDATED AGAIN

Orna Willis shows off original design that her students have created.  They're not finished and are still evolving, but it shows how effective Orna's design classes are in creating original works of art.
https://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/06/how-my-students-became-designers.html

https://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/07/another-student-to-designer.html

UPDATE:  Another student crosses over into the world of designer.
https://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/07/student-to-designer-mary-frances-kelly.html

UPDATE #2:  And another!
https://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/08/sally-barton-journey-she-took-in-my.html

UPDATE #3:  Orna is so proud of her students!
https://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/09/how-do-you-control-heart-exploding-with.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 29, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Amy's Golden Strand Newsletter for June-July 2018

The shop e-newsletter for Amy Bunger's shop is chock-full of fun as usual.  Besides news about Amy and Lori Carter's newest classes, clubs and stitch guides, you can see new products like thread bowls and small chains for embellishment, and read a review of Carolyn Hedge Baird's newest book.  Amy has also a new feature where she talks about canvases that present problems in stitching.  It's fascinating to get a glimpse into how Amy looks at painted canvases.  So what are you waiting for?  Go read!
http://www.amysgoldenstrand.com/uploads/7/2/3/6/72364657/0618.pdf

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 1, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Tulip Beading Awl

The Japanese company Tulip apparently has what they describe as beading awls. They look like regular awls for enlarging holes to me.  Carmen posted a photo of hers on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1777133368991922&set=gm.1758758077534676&type=3&theater&ifg=1

If you have need of such a tool, they are not very expensive.  They also might make nice laying tools.  The handles come in various colors:  pink, mint green, navy, and gray.  They appear to be a bit over five inches long and Carmen says the handles are soft with a depressed area to make them easier to hold.
http://shop.jillwisemandesigns.com/tulip-fine-point-beading-awl/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 1, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Breaking News: Joyce Lukomski's Husband Has Died

The latest newsletter for Needlepoint Now magazine has the sad news that Joyce Lukomski's husband has died.  Old time stitchers will recognize Joyce's name as the founder and former editor of the magazine and a teacher on the ANG/EGA circuit.
https://needlepointnow.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/j/EBCBC50940B3DEA02540EF23F30FEDED/D89D82459BF7DCF144D0DD5392A9C75A

I'm sorry to hear this.  Joyce created a wonderful magazine for us to enjoy and we had hoped for a long and happy retirement for her with her family.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 2, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, July 2, 2018

A Profile of Nan and Some Shop Thoughts

Lynette Designs likes to profile her stitching friends, and this time she talks to Nan Philip about her needlepoint and her personal style.
https://lycettedesigns.com/women-on-point-nan-philip/

I just noticed I missed a blog posting about the new Lynette Designs shop.  It's a peek behind the doors at how a shop owner thinks and what they go through to bring us such wonderful things.  Most days I'm glad I'm not a shop owner but this made me glad I'm not in my twenties, either!  The pressure is immense!
https://lycettedesigns.com/insta-perfection-authenticity/#more-1849

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

Sunday, July 1, 2018

A History Lesson—and a Warning

Anna Pearson's latest blog posting is about how much we love stitching flowers, but it has a warning at the end we should all pay attention to.
https://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2018/06/flowers-in-needlework-burn-incident.html

All is not lost if you forget and set fire to your needlepoint, though.  Here is how I repaired deliberate vandalism on a canvas.
https://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com/2009/09/vandals-in-chilly-hollow.html

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

Breaking News from All Over

Lots of news appeared on Facebook yesterday.  

First, as of today, June 30, 2018, Painted Pony is no longer distributing Greek licensed sorority and fraternity products. However, most of these designs will still be available from another company that is in the process of obtaining the official licensing and will add Painted Pony's Greek designs, including their sorority angels, to their collection.  For right now, there will be a pause in the distribution of such canvases but eventually customers should be able to purchase most of the designs.  Keep an eye out for an announcement from the new licensee.

The Needlepoint Clubhouse is moving July 24.  The new address is in Kirkwood, MO instead of St. Louis.  Watch their Facebook page for more details.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Needlepoint-Clubhouse-146319640147/

Barbara's Needlepoint has purchased the Under The Rainbow line of canvases so the original designer (Jane Monroe) can retire.  The shop has posted three sets of photos of the first designs they are bringing back on their Facebook page.  These are on 18 count with different backgrounds.
https://www.facebook.com/107558659287177/photos/pcb.1946900082019683/1946893655353659/?type=3&theater

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

Medici on Film

Needle Works has posted a video of the dimensional needle felted cat named Medici (after the shop cat) that Brenda Stofft has designed and which Brenda will teach in the shop this September.  It's pretty amazing! I don't usually post about classes but this is so astounding that I wanted everyone to see it.
http://www.stitchinginthetexashillcountry.com/the_needle_works/2018/06/medici-is-in-the-house.html

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