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Fiber Talk with Diane Herrmann

Walking the Water’s Edge by Diane Herrmann.
Our guest this week is needlepoint designer, teacher Diane Herrmann. She holds a Level 2 Teacher Certification in canvas embroidery from the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN). Diane has taught for local and regional guilds and chapters, and received several prestigious awards and honors for her work.

As a former University of Chicago mathematics teacher, Diane has used math concepts as inspiration for her designs and presentations. Diane strongly supports the integration of needleart/fiber art and mathematics and is a contributing author of “Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics.” Noted classes/designs include Walking the Water’s Edge, Diamond City Lights, and Amanda’s Garden. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Diane Herrmann.–Christine and Gary

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Diamond City Lights by Diane Herrmann.

The needlepoint mobius strip Diane designed.
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We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Diane Herrmann. 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 Midweek Chat, 1-24-18

Eliza Bell Cox 1832, Hands Across the Sea Samplers

It’s Chat day and Christine’s job got in the way. So Nicola Parkman volunteered to fill in and we had a fun conversation about reproduction samplers. We start off with some sampler stitching tips then talk about five new samplers Hands Across the Sea Samplers is introducing at the Nashville show and Nicola’s recent trip to the U.S. Enjoy the show and head to your LNS to pre-order the new samplers.–Gary and Christine

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The podcast is also available on FlossTube.

Here’s a slideshow of the new samplers.

Hands Across the Sea website

Hands Across the Sea Samplers on Facebook

Hands Across the Sea Samplers on YouTube

Hands Across the Sea Samplers on Instagram

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Fiber Talk with Vonna Pfeiffer, The Twisted Stitcher

Snowy Skater, stitched and finished by Vonna Pfeiffer.

It’s always fun and educational to talk with Vonna Pfeiffer and we’re really glad to have her join us again. The framework for this week’s discussion is things Vonna has learned in her many years/hours of stitching. We didn’t talk about all of the items on her list but our conversation filled an hour with several tips and tricks that will help you with your stitching. We are confident you’ll enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed recording it.–Christine and Gary

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The show is also available on FlossTube at https://youtu.be/yC1GfiYbPRk

The Country Cottage Needleworks Main Street Series, stitched and finished by Vonna Pfeiffer.

Vonna is very generous with her knowledge. You can follow her/learn from her through various social-media outlets. Here’s a list:

We hope you enjoy this week’s chat with Vonna. 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 Midweek Chat, 1-17-18

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s chat time. This week we talk about what we’re stitching, Arlene Cohen’s latest bookfest video, FlossTube, Mary McGuire’s 10 Favorite Threads video, some tricks Gary has learned, and other random stitching subjects. Sunday’s guest is The Twisted Stitcher, Vonna Pfeiffer.–Gary and Christine

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The podcast is also available on Flosstube.

Mary McGuire’s 10 Favorite Threads video

Arlene Cohen’s latest video

Vonna’s Diagonal Pin Stitch

Nicola Parkman’s pin stitch video

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Fiber Talk with Diane Bertelson

Pepperberry Designs canvas

This week we welcome the very talented painted-canvas designer, Diane Bertelson of Pepperberry Designs. Diane’s passion for needlepoint began more than 20 years ago while contributing her design expertise and stitching efforts as a member of a charitable organization. With a degree in graphic design, professional creative experience at companies that include Nestle and Eldon-Rubbermaid, and years as a dedicated needlepointer, Diane found canvas design a natural extension for her talents. In February of 2013, she launched Pepperberry Designs.

A multi-faceted designer and experienced in a variety of mediums and disciplines, Diane finds inspiration for her needlepoint designs through her love of color, textiles, holiday traditions, travel, family and pets. In addition to needlepoint, Diane is an avid gardener, floral arranger and artist who currently resides in Louisville, Colorado with her husband, three children, and two golden retrievers. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Diane Bertelson.–Christine and Gary

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One of many of Diane’s snowman designs.

This show is also available on Flosstube. Click here to view it.

We hope you enjoy this week’s Fiber Talk show. You can listen by using the player above or you can subscribe to Fiber Talk through iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbay, and Podbean. To receive e-mail notification of new podcasts, provide your name and e-mail address below. We do not sell/share e-mail addresses.

The famous ho3 canvas by Pepperberry Designs.

See Diane’s work and communicate with her through her various online sites:

We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Diane Bertelson. 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 Midweek Chat, 1-10-18

Petite Very Velvet is one of Mary McGuire’s 10 Favorite Threads.
This week’s Midweek Chat is a new video Gary recorded with talented needlepointer Mary McGuire. In the video Gary and Mary discuss Mary’s 10 favorite threads and look at the effects they have in several needlepoint designs and painted canvases. Mary’s favorites are Petite Very Velvet, Impressions, Gloriana silks, Threadworx overdyed floss, Vineyard silk, Petite Sparkle Rays, DMC Floche, Watercolors and Wildflowers, DMC Perle Cotton, and Kreinik metallics. We hope you enjoy this thread exploration and will maybe identify one or two you’d like to try on your next project.–Christine and Gary

The video is also available on FlossTube. Click here to view it.

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Fiber Talk with Lorene Salt

Lorene Salt’s Autumn Kaleidoscope
Our first guest in 2018 is needlepoint designer Lorene Salt. We first encountered Lorene’s work when we learned that she is doing a year-long project with Needle Artists by the Sea, using her stunning Autumn Kaleidoscope design. Lorene was a cross stitcher until she ran into Gayle Bicknell’s Pieces of Eight design. Stitching that excellent piece of needlepoint addicted her and it wasn’t long before she was using her fashion design background to create her own designs. In addition to designing, she has completed all three levels of the Embroiderers Association of Canada’s Canvaswork Correspondence courses and teaches regularly in Canada and the U.S. We had a great time talking about stitching with Lorene and hope you’ll enjoy listening to the conversation.–Christine and Gary

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Lorene Salt’s Serendipity.

Lorene Salt’s Frozen Reflections.
We hope you enjoy this week’s Fiber Talk show. You can listen by using the player above or you can subscribe to Fiber Talk through iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbay, and Podbean. To receive e-mail notification of new podcasts, provide your name and e-mail address below. We do not sell/share e-mail addresses.

Learn more about Lorene and enjoy looking at her designs by visiting her website at lorenesaltneedlearts.com

Visit the Needle Artists by the Sea website to learn more about the year-long Autumn Kaleidoscope project.

We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Lorene Salt. 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 Midweek Chat, 1-3-18

The holidays are over and we’re back for another year of needlework chit chat. Out of the gate we get caught up in a discussion about movie and TV show costumes, then move on to books we received as Christmas gifts, and finish up with some general stitching talk. In other words, the usual midweek chat. Sunday our guest is Lorene Salt. Next Wednesday, Gary and Mary McGuire talk about Mary’s favorite threads in a new video.–Gary and Christine

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