Monday, May 25, 2020

Let's Go Rescue Dovo Scissors UPDATED

Jessica Grimm's latest blog posting alerted me to the fact that Dovo Scissors in Germany is in financial trouble.
https://www.jessicagrimm.com/blog/embroidery-bits-and-bobs7911269

I know a great many people love Dovo scissors, so it is time for fans to buy a new pair to try and give the company a little time to get their financial house in order.  It would be especially nice if you bought from Jessica herself since she's a small business in Germany and hard hit by the quarantine rules right now.
https://www.jessicagrimm.com/store/c25/Scissors.html

UPDATE:  If you were curious about Broche, here's more information, and Jessica has added new types of Dovo scissors to her online store.  See?  That's how it works in needlework businesses:  buy something and you support the craftsmen who made it, the distributor who gets it into the stores, and the shop that sells it to you.  Go Dovo!
https://www.jessicagrimm.com/blog/the-brochebrodsebretsche-part-ii

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Books for the Left Handed Stitcher

Linda just asked on Needlepoint Nation what books were recommended for a left-handed stitcher. Here's what folks told her:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/2971483752928763/

In case the link goes bad, here are the books recommended.  All are out of print.
Davie Hyman's Diagonal Basketweave has a section on basketweave for lefties.

Left-handed Needlepoint by Regina Hurburt, 1972.

The New York Times Book of Needlepoint for Left-Handers by Elaine Slater, 1974.

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 14, 2020 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.