Monday, February 20, 2017

Fiber Talk: Kurdy Biggs of Threedles

The newest podcast on Fiber Talk interviews Kurdy Biggs of Threedles.
http://wetalkfiber.com/2017/02/19/fiber-talk-with-kurdy-biggs/

For those who don't do counted canvaswork, here is the Threedles website.
http://threedles.com/06012011/default.htm

Here is the Threedles' hints page with the angle bars tip mentioned in the podcast.  By the way, Kurdy's projects are listed alphabetically on the left side if you want to look up a project mentioned in the podcast.
http://threedles.com/04012016/Frames/threedles_frameset.html

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Thunderstruck UPDATED

Nimble Needle in New Jersey just posted a bunch of happy designs on their blog. I was thunderstruck {!!!} to realize that the Maggie "Chalk Board Bird" was just that--a drawing on a chalkboard!
http://nimbleneedlenj.com/happy-diversion/

UPDATE:  The above article was removed from the Nimble Needle blog but I managed to find a photo elsewhere.  Still am amazed that this is a chalkboard drawing. It is so obvious when you look with new eyes.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-painted-Needlepoint-Canvas-Chalk-Bird-Red-Flower-Maggie-co-/282271517231

Isn't it fun when we suddenly see a new canvas a new way?  Thanks, Karen!

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 23, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Connie Stover's Canvas Video

Connie Pickering Stover shows off how her original canvas designs develop in this YouTube video.  Fascinating!  She promises more videos once she learns more about filming and editing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi9LZX0IiBs&feature=youtu.be

You can always see more on Connie's website.  Don't miss reading her blog articles for more insights into her designs and work process.
http://conniepickeringstover.com

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review: The DuoLamp from Daylight

Cynthia Thomas raves about Daylight's DuoLamp. 
https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.thomas.7355/posts/1440297595988530

If you would like to learn more, Dick Blick's art supply website has them on sale.  Note the tabs that have detail specs of each type of DuoLamp, a review and photographs to help you see exactly what you are getting if you order.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/daylight-duolamp/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 19, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Travis Wood Paints the Meaning of Stitching

Rebecca Wood's son Travis is an artist in oils who just painted what needlework means to families for his mother. You can see the original on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=703855569774056&set=a.203756976450587.1073741829.100004488573475&type=3&theater

The painting is on exhibit at the TNNA show now and it is for sale, as well as reprints. If you are going, make sure you take a look at it.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright January 8, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.