Thursday, October 18, 2012

Online Needle arts Show!

I am participating in an online Needle Arts show starting today and going through the weekend.
This is a clever concept- a trade show without travel!
The way it works is that the general public can go to the website and browse. If you see something you like, you can go to your local Cross Stitch or Needle Arts shop and ask them to order it for you! This really helps me get known by new shops and you get exactly what you want.
Please take a look!
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Orders are ready to ship!

Thank you to everyone who watched the Chronicle episode (link below) and thank you for the orders!

This is the link- sorry- i cannot figure out how to make it a hyperlink!


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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Exciting news!

First of all, for all of my New England followers- the episode of Chronicle will be airing this Friday at 7:30 on WCVB- channel 5!

The other exciting bit of news is that a wonderful blogger has featured my French Knot paintings on her blog-  I wrote about her blog the other day, but if you go now, you will see the pieces she is showing of mine! 

That's all for now!  Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Progress on the latest Cross Stitch pattern!

It occurs to me that some explanation is necessary when I show cross stitch patterns, French knot paintings, etc.

I choose certain paintings to recreate as cross stitch charts. To make a cross stitch chart I must first have the pattern, which I create with a computer program (and lots of tweaking). I hire a "stitcher" to stitch the pattern for me because you need to check for mistakes in the chart. I also need the piece stitched so I have a photograph of the pattern stitched to put on the front of the chart. (Have I completely confused you yet??). Once all of these steps are done, I can go to the printer and have the final chart printed, which I sell to people to stitch themselves! I also sell kits which are the charts and all of the supplies necessary to finish the pattern- chart, needles, beads, linen, and floss.

So, with all of that information- here is a picture of a piece being stitched by a wonder woman of a stitcher (thank you Marilyn!)

This piece is a New England clapboard church which i first photographed, then painted, and now am making into a cross stitch pattern!

My other love is the French knot work I have been posting about. The French knots I do without a chart- I simply look at the painting as I stitch. However, I am working on adding instructions to the cross stitch charts on how you can use the cross stitch chart to make a French knotted painting as well!

More to come......


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Monday, October 1, 2012

A fun website!

I was recently turned on to a website that has a perfect title-

Visit the site to see lots of fun French knotting, along with contemporary needlework of all kinds!

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