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Fiber Talk Mid-Week Chat, 6-28-17

Nicola’s Bathya sampler, showing both sides of the reversibly stitch reproduction.

We’re back for another Wednesday chat. Christine is traveling for the paying job so Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers was kind enough to fill in. In addition to samplers ;), we talk about bead storage, Yvette Stanton’s next book and recognition for her work, and Nicola’s upcoming travels to the U.S. It’s a fun conversation, so haul out your favorite project and start listening and stitching.–Gary and Christine

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Fiber Talk with Mary Corbet, Sarah DeBree

Sarah’s birch-disk ornaments.
Mary Corbett (l) and Sarah DeBree (r)

It’s a special week for us. Mary Corbet joins us for the second time and we have the added pleasure of talking with Mary’s sister, Sarah DeBree. The conversation covers a wide range of topics including Mill Hill bead packaging, books, backs of stitching projects, satin-stitch techniques, transferring designs for embroidery, knitting, yarn from Sarah’s daughter’s sheep Cypress, quilting, needlepoint,

Mary’s shish with beads design.

Mary’s latest projects, and her ebooks. Basically, this week there’s something for everyone. We hope you enjoy listening to the conversation as much as we did recording it.–Christine and Gary

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Hat Sarah knitted using wool from Cypress.

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In the conversation we talked about the Sublime Stitching transfer pens. Get the pens at this link.

Mary’s review of the Sublime Stitching transfer pens.

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

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Fiber Talk Mid-Week Chat, 6-21-17

Projects Beth Ellicott’s son did while battling leukemia at age 8.

We love to talk stitching in the middle of the week. For this go-round we discuss Jean Lea, samplers, stump work, Gary’s new Millennium frame, Jane Wood’s Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure, adjustable stretcher bars, Orna Willis selling finished designs to the City of Philadelphia, Orna’s design class, Arlene Cohen, and Beth Ellicott’s son.–Gary and Christine

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Fiber Talk with Jean Lea

The Attic store with tables for classes and samplers covering the walls.
Elizabethan Treasures from Linda Barry, considered by Jean to be one of the best whitework samplers ever published.

If you stitch samplers for very long you’ll likely encounter the Attic Needlework & Collectibles shop in Mesa, AZ, and sampler addict/owner Jean Lea. She is our guest this week for a terrific conversation about how this hub of the sampler world came to be; its many offerings, classes, retreats, and charitable activities, and the obsession Jean has with samplers of all kinds, particularly reproduction samplers. Shop visitors can easily spend a day exploring the large collection of samplers on display and learning about their history, in addition to thousands of other cross-stitch charts and supplies. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did.–Christine and Gary

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Mary Lea 1793 from Hands Across The Sea Samplers is the Attic’s 2017 Stitch-Along.
Craftlite lamp

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During the show, Jean offered two

The Proper Stitch

recommendations:

  • Brighton Craftlite lamp
  • The Proper Stitch book by Darlene O’Steen, available in paperback and on CD

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

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Fiber Talk Mid-Week Chat 6-14-17

Diane Herrmann’s deconstructed snowman symmetry examples.

It’s Wednesday and we’re talking about Christine’s stitching experiences, laying tools, making thread behave, Diane Herrmann’s symmetry talk, and diaper stitches.–Gary and Christine

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Fiber Talk with Nordic Needle

Ryan Evelyth, Christian Braden, Mary Ann Ouradnik, and Cassie Slaby (l-r) from Nordic Needle.

Four members of the Nordic Needle staff join us this week to talk about one of the largest online businesses in the needlework hobby. We had a great time talking with co-owners Ryan Evelyth and Christian Braden, purchaser Mary Ann Ouradnik, and shop supervisor Cassie Slaby. You’ll enjoy the story about how Nordic Needle got started and grew from a small local business to an international resource operated by dedicated people, driven by a mission to keep alive as many of the traditional cultural stitching techniques as possible.–Christine and Gary

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Shooting Star blackwork design stitched by Cassie Slaby.

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Brazilian design from Ryan and Jackie.

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Views of the Nordic Needle store.

Mary Ann’s Heart Blossoms hardanger design.
During the show, our guests offered two recommendations:

We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Ryan, Christian, Mary Ann, and Cassie. We’re always looking for guests, so let us know if there is someone you’d like us to have on the show.–Gary and Christine

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Fiber Talk Mid-Week Chat 6-7-17

Dale Wyant’s Melissa Shirley barn needlepoint.

It’s the middle of the week and we return to congratulate Judy Blount, winner of the third The Old Scot chart from Hands Across The Sea Samplers, upcoming charts from HATS, the Yarn Harlot, a couple of finished needlepoint pieces that caught Gary’s eye, and upcoming guests. –Gary and Christine

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Kurdy Biggs design stitched by Arlene Cohen.

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Kurdy Biggs design stitched by Arlene Cohen.
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Fiber Talk with Stacy Nash

Rose Garden sewing basket by Stacy Nash.

Stacy Nash is a cross stitcher, designer, finisher, teacher, and Etsy owner. She’s also our guest this week. We had an enjoyable time talking with Stacy about her stitching roots, unique design/color palette, her animal cracker and sewing basket designs, the best sports for stitching, finishing her sewing basket designs, trades shows, other designers, and a couple of upcoming events.–Christine and Gary

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Mary Barres sampler snippets by Stacy Nash.

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

Theodore animal cracker.

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Fiber Talk Mid-Week Chat, 5-31-17

The Old Scot from Hands Across The Sea Samplers

We’re back together for this week’s mid-week chat. Out of the gate we congratulate Mary Grosser, winner of our second Hands Across The Sea Samplers The Old Scot chart. We’re giving away one more copy of The Old Scot, so listen to the podcast to learn how you can win. Of course, big thanks to Nicola and Hands Across The Sea for providing these giveaway charts. Also in this show, we talk about the latest video from HATS, Nicole actually hanging something on her walls, and the latest videos from The Twisted Stitcher. Then we go off on a long excursion into stitching technique, which was fun for us and we hope helpful to at least some. We also hope we didn’t make the pros cringe.–Gary and Christine

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Christine’s progress to date.

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