Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sweet Dream is Going to Rome

Orna Willis just created a silk gauze design and sent it off to Rome where it will be part of an exhibit of miniature artwork.  Congratulations!  I think this is an important step in making folks aware that needle art is ART.
http://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/02/really-fun-news.html

Orna also created the frame for this beauty.  In this blog entry she talks about how she did it. It's very clever and something that all of us could do for a special piece, no matter the size.
http://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-did-i-do-that.html

Apparently the exhibit ends March 18.  It is at Temple University in Rome in the Temple Rome Gallery.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 21, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The ANG Auction for Spring 2018 Starts Tomorrow

Thanks to Pat Rogers, I learned the ANG Auction for Spring 2018 starts tomorrow. You can read about some of the goodies available on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NeedlepointNation/permalink/1649534245123727/

This is an online auction so you have to register an account first before you can bid on anything.  Bidding starts tomorrow, Feb. 25 at 8 a.m. Central Time.
https://ang.afrogs.org/#/index

Choose "Online Auction" from the menu. Clicking on"View All Items" will show you everything that will be available. Items include painted canvases, charts and scissors.  There are a lot of Christmas stockings of all sizes this year.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 11, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

How to Stitch with Neon Rays

Diane Snyder wrote a wonderful article for Lousie's Needlework on how to stitch with Neon Rays. I know Neon Rays gives a lot of folks fits so here is the link with Diane's tips.
https://media.rainpos.com/530/working_with_neon_rays.pdf

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 27, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Little Bird Designs' New Website (and Products)

Little Bird Designs has a new website, one that features not only their needlepoint canvases, but other fun products.  You can pick up tote bags or backpacks, read the Little Bird blog, or check out the travel cups and t-shirts with some of their fun designs.  Enjoy exploring.
https://littlebirddesignsart.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 25, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

When Needlepoint Isn't Period

Not every period of history upholstered chairs with needlepoint, even though we tend to think of it as an older style.  I thought you'd like to read about the transformation of a needlepoint chair into a leather-covered one to make it more authentic for the museum where it lives.  And yes!  They saved the needlepoint!
http://www.silkdamask.org/2018/01/a-boston-leather-chair.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright  January 25, 2018 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.