How Do I Find a Guild Chapter near Me?

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You’ve moved to a new house and you miss your old guild chapter. You’re wondering how to find a local group of stitchers. Guild Chapters Both ANG & EGA have pages on their sites with lists of local chapters. THat’s the best place to start. ANG lists chapters by state. EGA ues a ZIPcode-based search [...]

The Community of Stitchers

On Friday I got together with my friends Candy and Jody to stitch. It wasn’t completely selfish, we are all three in CyberPointers and we are also all three working on the piece the chapter is doing for ANG’s 40th anniversary in 2012. Jody and Candy live in Sacramento and I live in Vallejo. We [...]

News & Notes – Orna Willis, Two Great Freebies

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Orna Willis has added two new how-tos to her site. One is her new color experiment, using as it inspiration Bermuda Reef, pictured above. These kind of cool, analogous color schemes are just perfect for summer. My kids called them”swimming pool colors” when they were little and I think of them as a stitchy equivalent [...]

A Cooperative Needlepoint Project?

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Something I read recently got me thinking. The idea was that the best way to learn a craft was to teach the basics and then immediately give folks a chance to try it out. In other words, have them put some stitches into a cooperative project. It needs to be something large and divided into [...]

National Stitch in Public Day Today

Today is National Stitch in Public Day! After the success of the First Stitch in Public Day last September with events all over the country celebrating EGA’S 50th Anniversary, EGA decided to make it an annual event and designate the first Saturday in February as Stitch in Public Day. I’m stitching with some friends at [...]