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Fiber Talk with Barbara Hutson II

Barbara Hutson, owner of Queenstown Sampler Designs, returns to join Vonna and Gary for a discussion about North American samplers and how they fit into the history of the needle arts. The show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. This week’s show is an enlightening discussion of Mexican samplers, their origins, designs/styles, and the role of the Catholic ministries. We also talk extensively about American samplers in New England, particularly Pennsylvania and Maryland. Barbara is extremely knowledgeable about sampler history and it’s great fun to tap into her mental treasure trove. We hope you enjoy the show.–Vonna and Gary

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-14-19

The Twisted Stitcher finished these.

We have reached the middle of the week once again. Vonna and Gary are the chatters and Sassy Jacks Stitchery is the sponsor. As for topics, Vonna bought a couple of samplers because she didn’t have enough and Gary bought another set of noise-canceling headphones and they’re the best ever! After we talked about those two topics, we discussed stitching in hand, which led to talking about Nicole Neville, the queen of stitching in hand. Then we talked about needlework, moved on to stitching, mentioned some music, and then discussed needle-and-thread activities. We could have gone on for another 30 min., but Gary cut it off and we said good bye. Hope you enjoy the show.–Vonna and Gary

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Fiber Talk with Alison Cole II

Epaulet detail from the suit of lights in Alison Cole’s collection.

Well-executed goldwork is jaw-dropping, whether you have a clue about needlework or not. It also often intimidating to needleworkers who are considering giving it a go. No need to fear. Alison Cole returns this week with a new book, “The Goldwork Masterclass,” and some words of advice that will eliminate your apprehension and give you all of the information you’ll need to have success with the technique (Pre-order pricing is in effect for a short while at Alison’s website and, for U.S. people, at the Stitching Shop in Denver). We also get to learn a good deal of goldwork history and about Alison’s goldwork-antique collection, including her amazing suit of lights. If you’re not already, you’ll be tempted to try goldwork after listing to the show.–Gary

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-7-19

Debbie Rowley’s Glitz and Glamour Carnelian design.
It’s that day that starts with a W and this week’s chatters are Gary and Debbie Rowley. Topics include working with metallic threads (Thanks for the tips, Debbie), needlework as gifts, needles, and a few stories. Remember to save 15% at Sassy Jacks on sampler kits we mentioned on our two most-recent Sampler Sunday shows and send your Quaker sampler suggestions to Gary or Vonna by Sept. 1. Sunday’s guest is Alison Cole.–Gary

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Debbie Rowley’s Shanondoah Spring design.
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REPOST: Fiber Talk with Deb Jochim

NOTE: This is a repost of the Aug. 4, 2019 show. Due to a file uploading error, some podcast apps did not pick up the podcast. Here’s hoping this repost fixes things. Sorry for the hassle. Gary

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine.

Our guest this week is Deb Jochim, owner and editor of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine. This week’s show is sponsored by The Attic Needlework shop in Mesa, AZ, where samplers rule. Our conversation with Deb explored how the magazine got started, what Deb is doing with it today, Deb’s stitching and design work, and Vonna’s finishing contributions. It’s a good look behind-the-scenes of a terrific magazine created by a talented needleworker. We hope you enjoy the show.–Gary and Vonna

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Fiber Talk with Deb Jochim

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine.

Our guest this week is Deb Jochim, owner and editor of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine. This week’s show is sponsored by The Attic Needlework shop in Mesa, AZ, where samplers rule. Our conversation with Deb explored how the magazine got started, what Deb is doing with it today, Deb’s stitching and design work, and Vonna’s finishing contributions. It’s a good look behind-the-scenes of a terrific magazine created by a talented needleworker. We hope you enjoy the show.–Gary and Vonna

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We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Deb Jochim. We’re always looking for guests, so let us know if there is someone you’d like us to have on the show.–Gary

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-31-19

Vonna finished this stocking.

Wednesday has arrived once again, as has Sassy Jacks to sponsor the show. Vonna and Gary talk about projects we’re stitching, reversible stitching, switching from Aida to linen, and Sampler Sunday. We also plan the next Sampler Sunday, which will feature all Quaker samplers. We invite you to suggest your favorites. If we talk about them in the September show, you’ll get two Fiber Talk needle minders. We hope you enjoy the show. Sunday’s guest is Deb Jochim, editor of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine.–Vonna and Gary

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Fiber Talk Sampler Sunday II, Sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery

We return for a second Sampler Sunday (this time it’s video) with several that may be new to you. Sassy Jacks Stitchery is offering 15% off of kits we mention in this show and in the June 23 Sampler Sunday. The offer is good through August 31. To get the discount you must use FiberTalk15 when you order online or when you call the store. Samplers featured in the show are: A Time Forever Gone from the 13 Original Colonies Series by Theresa M. Baird, Heart’s Ease Examplar Workes; Miss Kelly‚Äôs School Sampler by Lindsay Lane Designs; Sarah Casey Unwin, Esther Iddison, and Martha Davies 1830, Chessie and Me; JM Gardner and Frances Pool by With Thy Needle and Thread; Isabella Fox by Gigi R; Elizabeth JM Mears 1833, Hannah Gurney 1769, and 1717 Friesland Sampler, Queenstown Samplers; Sarah Parr 1825, Needle and Frame; and Sunset, Karen Kluba, Rosewood Manor. We hope you enjoy the show and thanks to Sassy Jacks for making it possible.–Gary and Vonna

This Sampler Sunday is a video. We hope you enjoy it.

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The Queen’s Sampler Project, Sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, Update 2

Vonna and Gary are making progress with their Queen’s Sampler projects. In this update we talk about our experiences learning how to to do reversible cross-stitch and the different paths we took. Whether you’re doing the project with us, you’ll gain some insights. Also, be sure to check out the reversible cross-stitch chart from Linda Vinson, available at Sassy Jacks, along with the Queen’s Sampler kit. Join us in stitching the sampler. We’re learning and having fun.–Gary and Vonna

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-24-19

Canvaswork Square #5 design by Arlene Cohen.

It’s the day before Thursday and Arlene and Gary gather to play a game of You Have to Choose. In the game we choose our preferences for needlework technique, thread type, color we like, color we don’t like, and offer two tips we share with anyone, anytime. We also get to hear about two of Gary’s childhood traumatic experiences. It’s a revealing show. Sunday is Sampler Sunday II and it’s a video show.–Gary

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Arlene Cohen’s Gossamer Lace design.

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