Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Criss Cross (DebBee's Designs)

Jan just took a class from Debbie Rowley of DebBee's Designs and posted photos of the original colors in Debbie's Criss Cross and her own different version. So pretty! 
https://stitchlady.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/criss-cross/


I don't think this design is available as a chart yet.  Stay tuned.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 27, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Magna Carta (embroidery)

I didn't know that the Magna Carta's Wikipedia entry was embroidered last year in honor of the 799th anniversary of the signing of this important document.  You can read a bit more about it here and watch the short video here.
http://www.bl.uk/events/cornelia-parker-magna-carta-an-embroidery

Tracy Franklin worked on some of the illustrations along with other embroiders from Great Britain.  You can read a bit about their contributions here.
http://tracyafranklin.blogspot.com/2015/07/magna-carta.html

It's always fascinating to read about stitching that commemorates important parts of our history, then and now.  I hope you enjoy learning a bit about the philosophy behind this needle art piece.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 16, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Blog Tips

Art by LuAnn Roberto*


Don't forget to occasionally visit the stitching health section here on Blog. It's in the right hand column, just under the koi pond.  You'll find links to ergonomics tips and exercises for the dedicated stitcher to help keep you from hurting yourself during those long stitching sessions in front of the TV!

*This printed canvas is available from Art Needlework.
http://www.artneedlepoint.com/new-arrivals/yoga-of-the-hand-by-luann-roberto

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 21,  2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Anna Pearson's Stitching in Italy

Anna Pearson does needlework retreats to Italy and is busy planning the 2016 trips. They sound like great fun. If you are tempted, email Anna for further information. 
http://anna-pearson-needlepoint.blogspot.com/2015/07/stitching-in-italy.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 15, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Permission to Walk Away

Jo Christensen is touring shops, promoting the 2015 version of her Needlepoint book and giving classes. The class she did at Enriched Stitch in Connecticut is very interesting.  It gave Suzie permission to do something she should have done a long time ago.
http://astheneedleturns.com/fun-with-jo/

Maybe you should follow Suzie's lead on something you have put away?

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright July 24, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.