Where:Barnes & Noble in Citiplace in their Cafe When: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
Monthly Archive:: August 2008
The National Seminar of EGA is hosting some events in conjunction wit Stitch in Public Day. Where:Jefferson Square, a few blocks from the seminar and hotel in Louisville When: 11:30AM – 1:30PM Who: EGA National & Louisville Chapter, EGA The time corresponds with the lunch break between classes. There will be easels telling folks about what is happening and perhaps some helium balloons to draw people’s attention. Those attending seminar will be able to get more information as well as directions at seminar and in the seminar paper
The first Stitch in Public Day is in just about a week. In addition to the events I’ve already listed (click on the category “Stitch in Public Day” to find them all, the following EGA chapters have events planned. Keystone – Newcastle PA White Pine – Saginaw MI Threaded Artists – Bozeman MT Gentle Pursuits – Richmond VA Evergreen Chapter – Seattle
Where: Riverview Park in New Castle, PA When: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m Sponsor: Keystone Chapter, EGA Participants should bring their own chair or cushion to sit on the rocks in the park area. In case of rain, we will be at the New Castle Public Library. Chairs and tables will be provided in the library,
My friend Jocelyn just does the most lovely needlepoint. You can read about many of her pieces on her blog. But today I was surfing around looking for pictures of Bargello to illustrate a technique for someone and I found this enchanting needlecase she stitched. She made it up as she went along. I just love the soft colors and the great play of pattern. I wish I wasn’t so overworked nd I’d make one for myself
You probably know that you really should label your needlework. I’ve been stitching for close to 40 years and I’ve known that all along and have rarely done it. I also don’t keep many records of what I’ve stitched. I resolve to do so and then it last about a week or two. I don’t sign my work much because I tend to think signatures intrude. Ideally I’d like something which tells people I made it, doesn’t look like the labels my grandmother used to use, is archival and which won’t intrude on the needlework. I just found out about Namemaker, a company which makes custom fabric labels in a number of styles. I like their many options and their clean look. I think I’m going to make a bunch and sew them carefully to the back of my needlework as it gets finished. If it turns into a pillow,
Times are tough, and for many people money is tight. People want value for the scarce dollars they have to spend on needlepoint. Companies want to create products which will compel people to buy them. So why do I find so many needlepoint books which cost too much for the material in them. Here are some examples. 1. An 8.5 x 11 spiral-bound book which has a price per page of over $1.00. And when you read it, it has lots of padding and is printed on only one side of the page. Lovely full-color pictures, but not too much content. 2. A tiny book, printed on only one side of the paper, using very heavy glossy paper, with some color photos. This works out to about $.50 per page, when the book is 1/4 the size of the book in #1. 3. A book in a three-ring binder, small
Sponsor: Hanging by a Thread Chapter (Placerville, Ca) All events in Placerville unless noted. Where: Centro in Placerville (coffee shop by the bell tower), 385 Main Street When: 8:00 am-10:00 am Where: Kelsey’s NeedleKrafts, 459 Main Street When:10:00am – 12:00 pm Where: Bel Air Supermarket (in their new coffee area), 3510 Palmer Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682 When:12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where: Starbuck’s on Broadway, 1228 Broadway When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Way to go Placerville!
Mel Edward’s blog, Votre Vray celebrates creativity with profiles of all kinds of women artists. Visit the blog and read the profiles of many artists (including yours truly)
Where: Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 365 Benner Pike, State College, PA When:2pm to 7pm Who: Nittany Valley Chapter
Where: Barnes and Noble, Arena Hub Shopping Center, Wilkes-Barre Twp, PA When: 7-9 Who: Wyoming Valley Chapter
Where: Hillsdale Barnes and Noble Store at 11 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo California When: 10-12 Sponsor: San Mateo Area Chapter
My friend, Barbara Bergsten has just posted the start of a wonderful Scrap Bag Needlepoint project. The idea will be to use your stash threads to make a needlepoint Trip around the World quilt. I’m so excited about this, and not just because my stash is big. This is also one of my favorite quilt patterns. I’m going to pull the threads (probably in the color palette I’m thinking of for my new house) tomorrow. I can’t wait to get started!
I just learned about this stitch in Public Day Event: The members of White Pine Chapter will meet at Barnes and Noble in Saginaw MI to participate in National Stitch-in-Public Day on Wednesday, September 3, from 6 to 9 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and stitch with us or to watch. The address is: Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3311 Tittabawasee Rd, Saginaw MI 48604 If you know about and event or if your guild chapter is doing something, please email me (napaneedlepoint @ gmail.com — remove the spaces) and I’ll post it here. Remember you can find out about all the events I know about by clicking on “Stitch in Public” in the categories
My friend Jocelyn, a very talented stitcher from New Zealand recently posted an entry on her blog about a needlepoint box she made from scratch. It’s amazing. The stitches are lovely and varied in shades of white and extremely pale pastels. She made a top and a long rectangle which became the sides of the rounded box. You’ll be astounded and will love it