Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fun Fur from 1887

Thanks to Needlepoint for Fun's newsletter, I discovered this blog written by the Engligh embroiderer Sue Jones featuring a tutorial for replicating a Victorian fur stitch .  It is from an 1887 publication called "Dictionary of Needlework" that has been republished by Dover.  I don't think herringbone stitch is particularly easy to do but this would be fun to try if you need neat rows of fur.
http://suetortoise.wordpress.com/embroidery-and-crafts/techniques/victorian-fun-fur/

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http://www.needlepoint-for-fun.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 17, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The Orange and White Rabbit

Suzanne has finished her Jody white rabbit ornament and it's delightful!  
http://suzannehicks.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-fast-fun-finishthank-you-jody.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 13, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Ruth Talks Goldwork, Inspiration, Creativity and More

Ok, folks, you will need to choose a quiet hour and grab your favorite beverage. Ruth Kern's latest book posting is out!
http://ruthkernbooks.blogspot.com/2014/10/dont-forget-to-find-discount-code-to.html

This time Ruth talks gold work and blackwork, creativity and symbolism, then walks us through new books she has acquired.  Even if you aren't a bibliophile, you'll become one through Ruth's writings.

So many books, so little time!  But Ruth is there to help guide you through the maze of interesting and essential stitching books for all sorts of needle artists.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 13, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Website for The Needle Bug

The Needle Bug has revamped their website and added lots of fun new areas. like a photo gallery on Flickr of their finishing and trade show extravaganzas, a link to their Facebook page, lots of in-stock canvas photos, events listings and much more.  Have fun browsing, but take my advice--hide those credit cards first.  Southern shops specialize in personal charm as they whisk $$$ from your wallet....
http://www.theneedlebug.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 15, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Happy Halloween from Laura Perin

Let me quote Laura Perin--"Time to stitch up some spooky fun." This charmer is Laura's newest design, just in time for Halloween.
http://two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com/2014/10/time-to-stitch-up-some-spooky-fun.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright October 10, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.