Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Gone Stitching's Finishing Photo Album

I just discovered that Gone Stitching has a Flickr photo album of all their finishing. What a resource!  There is even a video or two.  It's a wonderful browse and a great place for finishing ideas.  Settle down with your favorite beverage and do a little admiring, won't you?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gonestitching/35377542754/

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© Copyright July 28, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Breaking News: Tess and Thorn Break Up UPDATED

Tess and Thorn have announced their needlepoint design company has evolved into two different companies: Brooke Thorn McGowan is now thorn alexander while Tess Nagle is now Tess Kvale at Pewter and Pine Needlepoint Design.  I haven't found websites yet but it's early to have all that set up.

UPDATE:  Pewter and Pine Needlepoint Design has a Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/pewterandpine/

I wish both designers great success as they grown and change.

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 22, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Simple Ornament Finishing

If you want to try simple ornament finishing for yourself, Needlepoint for Fun has just posted a tutorial that takes you through the process step by step.
http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com/how-to-finish-a-needlepoint-ornament.htm

It's even interesting to read if you never plan to do any of your own finishing.  It helps you understand the ways a finisher does their magic to turn a piece of stitching into a completed object.  Of course this is just the basics.  Ornament finishing can be done without glue, finished flat, finished rounded like here, done with fancy trims or bows, or done with a boxed edge.  The possibilities are endless but this is a nice way to understand how it is done in a very basic fashion.

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 28, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Needlepoint Fashion from Venus Williams

Although the print looks like cross stitch to me, it's still fun that Venus Williams' newest fashion line is called the Needlepoint Fashion Collection.
http://www.tennisidentity.com/2017/07/venus-williams-reveals-new-needlepoint-fashion-collection.html

Looks durn good on her, too!  If you are on the needlepoint tennis team, you can see more of the collection with the "needlepoint" floral patterns here.  Check out the backpack and tote!
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/EleVen_Womens_Tennis_Apparel/catpage-WAELEVEN.html?=fromtenid

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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright August 20, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

A Summer Sale by Gay Ann Rogers

Today through Wednesday Gay Ann Rogers will have a small summer sale of some of her counted designs. It's small and won't last long, so make sure you don't miss out.
http://www.gayannrogers.com/coming-soon-summer-sale.html

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