Friday, August 28, 2015

Two New Silk Braids

Mary Corbet talks about Soie Tressage, which is Au Ver A Soie's new Satouche and flat braid lines, both very small and elegant silk trims that have multiple applications in needlework and finishing.   
http://www.needlenthread.com/2015/08/thread-talk-soie-tressage-satouche-flat-braid.html

I suspect this new line has been spurred by the new interest in making reproduction 17th Century caskets and mirrors as there are many ways to use it in creating the decorative stumpwork that adorns these beauties.  However, there are many other ways to use these new trims such as their use in jewelry making.  Do look at her link to a Pinterest page of such things as it is full of ideas we can crib for our needlepoint.

Thanks once again, Mary!

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© Copyright August 19, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Making 18th Century Trim

Some of us probably are interested in graduating from making twisted cord to more elaborate trims.  This link is for you.  It describes how silk trim is made in Williamsburg using 18th Century techniques.  I'm not certain I could make similar trim following the videos but they certainly as fascinating to watch.
http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-trade-and-art-of-making-18thc-trim.html

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© Copyright August 10, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Rave Review

Janet Perry gives Carolyn Hedge Baird's latest book --Teeny, Tiny Stitches-- a rave review.
http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/teeny-tiny-stitches-book-review/

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© Copyright August 24, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

"I'm Officially Licensed to Preform Needlework"

Donna performs surgery on a stuffed rabbit in the pursuit of her needlework.  Intrigued?  Read all about it here--
http://majtravaux.blogspot.com/2015/08/bunny-surgery.html

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© Copyright August 18, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pillow Finishing Tutorial

Thanks to the Needlepoint for Fun crew, I have a link to a nice needlepoint pillow tutorial. Whether you want to try finishing your own pillow or not, it's very interesting to see how the pros do it.
http://www.bucherie.com/how-to-needlepoint-pillow-cushion.asp

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© Copyright August 22, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.