Monday, September 1, 2014

Breaking News: Beth Robertson Is Gone

Whether you ever met (or even heard of) Beth Robertson or not, your stitching is better because of her. She collaborated with Suzanne Howren on the Stitches for Effects books, with Ann Caswell on the Thread Thesaurus, and with Suzanne,  Meredith Willett and Tony Mineiri to create the Fab Four teaching team. She also was part of SHEAR Creations and the Thread Technique Team (T3).   I'm sad to say I've heard several places this evening that Beth has died. 
http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/how-do-you-say-goodbye/

Here is a bit more about Beth.
http://www.caron-net.com/featurefiles/featmar.html

http://www.caron-net.com/sep00files/sep00des.html

http://www.artistscollection.net/Shear_Creations_Gallery.html

If you have a Facebook account you might like to leave condolences on their SHEAR Creations page.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shear-Creations-LLC/170862862959444

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Party Time on Facebook

Let's Party!

Yesterday was the last day for me to post photos of canvases by Ann Spiess Mills as the Canvas of the Day in honor of the exhibit last month of her art.  Today I revert to my regular Canvas of the Day posting.  Click on the photo to go to the site where I found the eye candy. 

Yesterday was also the day the membership of the Facebook Needlepoint Group hit six thousand.  Today we are having a virtual beach party to celebrate!  You can peak in on the festivities here.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/

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© Copyright September 1, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Party Time

A feast for your eyes and mind--two videos, one from the American Museum in Britain.
http://vimeo.com/94211050

and the other from the Museum of Aberdeen...
http://vimeo.com/102243242

Both are holding Kaffe Fassett exhibitions this year.

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© Copyright August 21, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Raymond Does Expo UPDATED

Vicky is back home for the ANG Seminar in Chicago and is thoughtfully sharing tales from what she saw and did there. She was at Expo Night with Raymond Crawford selling the exclusive "Chicago Style Hot Dog" canvas (second link) she did a stitch guide for.  Apparently a few kits are still available if you are suddenly hungry for a new canvas in honor of Chicago and its great food.
http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/exactly-what-does-this-have-to-do-with-needlepoint/

http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/hot-dog-chicago-style-raymond-crawford-style/

UPDATE:  Vicky posts more photos of Raymond and others at Expo plus new Mindy canvases that she and Elizabeth took home.
http://mostlyneedlepoint.com/i-told-you-i-had-a-new-canvas/

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Stirling Bags

While checking the stats on Blog this week I noticed several people were looking for Stirling bags. These are self-finishing tote bags from a company that went out of business when they lost their supplier, so these are hard to find. I did a little searching and came up with a few sources. Hopefully the websites are up to date and these are still in stock.   Please check the colors and sizes of the bags carefully and check to see the opening so you know if you need to pick up a canvas to fit.
http://theneedleworks.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=186&products_id=4786&osCsid=f128024e680298f66434fd8e8800c47f

http://needlepointthis.com/html/what_s_new.html

http://www.greatyarns.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=STIRLINGFINISHBAG

http://www.athreadgarden.com/athreadgarden.com/NNews_1.html

If your local shop has Stirling bags still, please let us know in the Comments!

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© Copyright August 26, 2014 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.