Mary Corbet joins us for a terrific and wide-ranging conversation about all things needlework. Topics this week include backing up our computers, Alba Maxima linen, stitching frames and stands, slate frames from Mythic Crafts, bad stitching habits, correcting errors, stitching what you don’t really like, and the impact of material quality on stitching enjoyment.
We hope you enjoy listening to the conversation as much as we did recording it.–Christine and Gary
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We’re half way through the work week so that means it’s time for some stitching chit chat. This week’s topics are linen, Needle in a Haystack, Inspirations magazine, Christine’s birthday gift, “infrastructure,” CheckerSpot Stitchers, and perfection paralysis. Our Sunday guest: Mary Corbet, with on T–Gary and Christine
Arlene Cohen returns this week to talk about design work, personal stitching, her stitching space and favorite “infrastructure,” new design work, her favorite stitching books, and whatever else we could cram into the hour. It’s always a treat to talk with Arlene. We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation.–Gary and Christine
It’s Wednesday and we’re back to chat, this time with our friend Nicola Parkman. The subject: Reproduction samplers, of course, particularly the Hands Across The Sea Samplers’ latest limited release of charts from Ann and Isabella Uffindell. A little something extra: Be one of the first three people to send email to Gary at [email protected] and win a package of HATS greeting cards. Our Sunday guest: Arlene Cohen–Gary and Christine
Our guest this week is Lisa Crespo, president of the American Needlepoint Guild and owner of Accoutrement Designs. We also welcome our first sponsor, the San Diego Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild. Be sure to visit sdang.org to learn about the many programs and workshops this 200-member chapter has coming up. You don’t have to be a member or live in the San Diego area. The chapter lives up to its “Educating and inspiring the art of needlepoint” mission statement by being 100% long-distance-stitcher friendly.
Lisa Crespo is at the helm of ANG at a time when the organization is undergoing a complete overhaul as the member works to build awareness and enthusiasm for needlepointing. In this week’s show we talk about the ANG’s overall changes, new website, magazine upgrades, the 2018 Seminar and the Encore program, and the role the association-management team is playing in taking ANG to a new level.–Gary and Christine
We’re back for another midweek show. This week’s topics include our Flosstube videos, Orna Willis’ design to help Puerto Rico, disaster protection/recovery/needlework value, stitching preparation time, and craftsy.com classes. Our Sunday guest: Lisa Crespo, president of ANG–Gary and Christine
Doug Kreinik, owner of Kreinik Manufacturing, joins us this week to talk about the company, how it got started, and the world of manufacturing the braids, silks, and ribbons that we all love to use in our needlework activities. We also talk about the C.A.K.S. charity and even a bit about fly fishing. If you use Kreinik threads, you’ll enjoy learning the story behind them.–Gary and Christine
It’s Wednesday and we’ve returned for another midweek show. Topics this week include stitching and stress relief, what we’re stitching, Jo Ippolito’s book, Nordic Needle, and Jan Fitzpatrick’s tall ship canvas. Our Sunday guest: Doug Kreinik.–Gary and Christine
Our guest this week is Debbie Woodard owner of Painted Pony Designs. Debbie began designing needlepoint in 1989, after working for several years in a needlepoint shop in Austin, TX. The company name reflects her love of art and design and her original goal which was to use the money she made from her original designs to fulfill her childhood dream of purchasing a horse. She realized that dream in 2000 when she purchased Dandy as a Christmas gift for her daughter, Christina.
In our conversation with Debbie we talk about how her company started, the many canvases the company offers, their trunk-show program, and Destination Dallas, an annual trade show partially owned by Debbie. We hope you enjoy listening to the conversation as much as we enjoyed participating in it. Be sure to look for Painted Pony Designs canvases in your local needlework store.–Gary and Christine