Friday, July 21, 2017

Another Clever Floss Storage Idea

One of Mary Corbet's readers sent her photos of the floss storage solution she came up with. It's very clever, repurposing file storage boxes and those combs that are used to bind papers together.
https://www.needlenthread.com/2017/06/floss-organization-comb-binding-hack.html

If you have a lot of these materials around your home office, perhaps this storage solution will work for you.  Thanks, Brenda!

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Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Comparing DMC and Kreinik's Glow in the Dark Threads

Freudian Stitch has written up a nice comparison of DMC's Light Effects and Kreinik's braids, looking at both companies' glow-in-the-dark threads and trying to decide which is best.
https://freudianstitch.com/blog/2017/5/16/test-post

Of course what you use is probably down to what is easily available to you, what sort of stitching you do (the comparison was done on a cross stitch project by a cross stitcher), and how much disposable income you have for threads.  You also might prefer the strandable DMC thread to the non-strandable Kreinik.  It all depends on what you are doing.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Breaking News: Needle Arts Mystery Retreat Reveal Live

Needle Arts Mystery Retreat is going to reveal this year's mystery project live on Facebook this evening in Chicago about 7:30 p.m.  Check in to see what the mystery project looks like this year then, or later.  The video will stay up for latecomers to see.
https://www.facebook.com/Needle-Arts-Mystery-Retreat-LLC-126832707361178/?hc_location=ufi

You can visit the yearly retreat's website for information on how their retreat works and see photos of past projects.
http://www.needleartsmysteryretreat.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

"How to Plan the Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvas"

Needlepoint for Fun is offering a free downloadable e-booklet called "How to Plan the Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvas" if you sign up for their weekend e-newsletter.  The information and sign up link is at the bottom of this article.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/needlepoint-kalem-stitch.htm

I have not seen this booklet so I cannot comment on it, but the newsletter is a fun read and well worth the sign up.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Taking a Mistake and Running With It

Michelle of Bristly Thistle goofed on a stitch diagram for a class-and her students made something beautiful!  It's proof that mistakes are sometimes better than the "right" way.
https://www.bristlythistle.com/blog/2017/5/16/do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do

That's my Thought for the Day.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright May 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.