Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Pumpkin Harvest Has Begun!

Sharon Wollman's "pumpkin harvest" has begun!  She turns vintage needlepoint into pumpkins and sells a selection once a week during her season.  Have fun browsing!
https://www.smwollmandesigns.com/collections/heirloom-needlepoint-pumpkins-tm

Right now the first batch are sold out but there are still "acorns" available.

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© Copyright September 1, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

New Books on Goldwork and Metal Thread Embroidery

This is a particularly great time to pick up new books on goldwork and metal thread embroidery.  Kay Stanis, a master of silk and metal embroidery, has released a book! It's called Techniques of Metal Thread Embroidery and for $30, it looks like a real bargain.  You can purchase it from her website and it will be on Amazon shortly if it isn't available already.
https://www.the-gilded-edge.com/book-techniques-of-metal-thread-embroidery/cuflh8jlttniphz0g4r3buuq4s07vf

If you aren't certain if you are interested, explore Kay's website.  You can see her classes, purchase metal and silk threads, and explore techniques.  She's wildly talented, folks. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
https://www.the-gilded-edge.com/levels

Alison Cole is well known for her goldwork.  She has two books out on it already and a third called The Goldwork Masterclass, is just out.
https://www.inspirationsstudios.com/product/the-goldwork-masterclass/

You can hear more about the newest book on the Fiber Talk podcast.
https://wetalkfiber.com/tag/goldwork-masterclass/

I have her first book and it is gorgeous!  Alison is in Australia but you can still order her books in the USA or work via her website.  There's a link to where to buy in the Fiber Talk link above.
https://alisoncoleembroidery.com.au

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 14, 2019 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.