Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Breaking News: Wellesley Needlepoint's New Online Store

Wellesley Needlepoint just announced their online shop is open for business.  As they are the distributor for Annie Lane,  Julie Paukert, Sea Breeze and The Wellesley Needlepoint Collection, this is very good news!  This is also a good place to shop for Boston and Cape Cod-theemed canvases.
https://www.wellesleyneedlepoint.com/shop/

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Blue Bonnet Stitching Retreat 2017

Melita went to the Blue Bonnet Stitching Retreat in Texas recently and reports back on what she saw and did in this blog posting.
https://melitastitches4fun.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/blue-bonnet-stitching-retreat-2017/

If you are curious, the website for Blue Bonnet's retreat is here.  There is already information about the 2018 retreat up in case you will be able to go.
http://bluebonnetstudio.com/about-bbst-retreat

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© Copyright February 27, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Stitchers Hideaway Report

This year Sue went on the Stitchers Hideaway Retreat run by Sue Donnelly.  And she lived to tell about it!
https://blog.njneedleartists.org/2017/02/25/two-days-at-the-winter-stitching-retreat/

Actually, it sounds like a blast.  If you'd like some winter hideaway fun yourself, the website for the retreat is here.  When I wrote this article it had not been updated with 2018 information but hopefully there is information up now so you can mark your calendar.
http://stitchershideaway.com

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© Copyright  February 25, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, March 27, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Hedgehog Handworks Is Closing (and More)

I just heard from Mary Corbet's blog that Hedgehog Handworks is closing so the owner can retire. So they are having a sale!  This is a very big deal indeed as the shop has long been the go-to place for stumpwork, 17th Century reproduction embroidery and goldwork supplies.  But they also carry Accentuate, Gloriana silk ribbons, Gilt Sylke Twist, and much much more.    If you have been longing for a special expensive thread, check their inventory.
http://www.hedgehoghandworks.com/catalog/index.php

In other news of limited shopping opportunities, Thistle Threads has introduced a new set of colors in their line of silk purl threads.
http://thistle-threads.blogspot.com/2017/03/i-love-silk-purls.html

There are 19 new colors of the tiny silk purl coils.
https://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/products/tiny-silk-purls-1-2-yards?variant=40018952650

And a cream introduced in the medium sized silk purl range.  These threads are meant to be couched on the surface and I think some would make amazing hair or a stunning Christmas tree.
https://thistle-threads.myshopify.com/products/silk-wrapped-purl

Have fun shopping!  Don't buy it all, ok?  I plan to do a little shopping tonight….

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Interview with Jennier Riefenberg

"Carrots"
The Fiber Talk podcast this week interviews Jennifer Riefenberg, the teacher and designer whose vegetables series of designs (that's "Carrots" above) are very popular classes among Seminar-goers.
http://wetalkfiber.com/2017/03/26/fiber-talk-with-jennifer-riefenberg/

Here's Jennifer's website.
https://artofsunshine.com/collections/68881

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© Copyright March 26, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.