Monday, July 6, 2015

Three Elves (Eye Candy)

Ada Hayden shows off three stitched Kringle Belles from her latest Christmas series on her blog. 
http://eyecandyneedleart.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-kringle-belles-stitched.html

Picture Santa's elf helpers in Eye Candy colors, in both 10 inch stand ups and small ornament versions.  Cute as Christmas, as they say!
http://eyecandyneedleart.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-christmas-story-end-or-is-it.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 17, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Eight Days at The Royal School

Katherine is in London, studying at the Royal School of Embroidery in Hampton Court.  She is doing the "canvaswork" section, which is what we call needlepoint.  Here is what she has done after eight days.
http://katherinediuguid.blogspot.com/2015/06/rsn-canvaswork-progress-after-8-days-of.html

If you want to read her earlier progress reports, click on the header and then scroll down to read about  earlier classes and see progress photos for them.

Looking good, Katherine!

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

The 2014 Exemplary (NAN)

The 2014 Exemplary award winners are up on the National Academy of Needlearts' website. NAN gives multiple first place ribbons in each category but if you click on the little photos you will see why they have trouble picking only one winner.  Everything is amazing!
http://www.needleart.org/Exemplary14/

I suggest you pick a quiet time to browse, savoring each wonderful piece, all of which are technically excellent and often outstanding designs.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright June 12, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Chain of Beaded Daisies

Did you ever make a daisy chain? Mary Corbet has instructions on how to make a beaded daisy chain from beads and chain stitch on her blog.  I can see all sorts of decorative possibilities!
http://www.needlenthread.com/2015/06/beaded-chain-stitch-blossoms-stitch-tutorial.html

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

Choosing Colors with Confidence

This three part essay on choosing colors is by Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes of Beautiful Stitches in Australia.   It's worthy of careful study.  Don't miss the resource links at the very end.
http://beautifulstitches.com.au/choosing-colours-with-confidence-part-1/

http://beautifulstitches.com.au/choosing-colours-with-confidence-part-2/

http://beautifulstitches.com.au/choosing-colours-with-confidence-part-3/

Hope you enjoy these words of wisdom from Australia!

By the way, Terry Dryden is picking colors for a new project.  I thought you'd like to see how she does it.
http://www.terrydryden.com/-blog/2015/5/31/developing-a-colorway.html

Terry's a master of color.  To see some of her designs, click on anything in Current Portfolio while on Terry's website.

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