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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 2-28-18

Gary’s new lap stand from K’s Creations
It’s Wednesday and it’s chatting time. First: Christine got married! After that, we talk about Vonna, Gary’s new lap stand, Persnickety Stitchers, fabric, and our plans for the Nashville Market this weekend. This weekend: Reports from the Nashville Market–Gary and Christine

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Fiber Talk with Brittany Church

Brittany Church’s dragon stitch along.

Joining us this week is singer, actor, and mover/dancer Brittany Church of the Ingleside Imaginarium. Brittany uses downtime while performing and auditioning to create cross-stitch designs and feed new products to her Etsy store. Brittany’s designs involve several subjects, but her greatest interest is dragons and the many creative variations they present. It’s a delightful conversation with one of the hobby’s talented young designers and we’re confident you will enjoy it.–Gary and Christine

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Live, Love, Laugh by Brittany Church

Brittany’s Guardians of Notre Dame 2018 SAL.
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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 2-21-18

Miss Lucy Calcutt 1825 by Just Stitching Along
The middle of the week has arrived and we are here to chat. This week’s topics include Joanns, Michaels, and Arlene Cohen; Just Stitching Along’s Lucy Calcutt sampler; the upcoming Nashville show; and Christine’s strawberries. Sunday’s guest: Brittany Church of Ingleside Imaginarium.–Gary and Christine

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Fiber Talk with Karen Kluba

The new Sunset design from Rosewood Manor.
This week we are excited to have Karen Kluba join us. Karen is the brilliant designer behind the Rosewood Manor brand and all of the beautiful designs it represents. It was a real treat to learn about Karen’s journey from doing Better Homes and Gardens Craft Creations shows to becoming one of the leading cross-stitch designers in the hobby. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Karen Kluba.–Christine and Gary

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The new Christmas sampler from Rosewood Manor.

A biscornu designed by Karen Kluba.
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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 2-14-18

Arlene’s design studio at her local Michael’s store.
Another week has flown by and we’re back to chat about needlework. This time around our subjects are Joann’s coupons, scissors, Arlene’s design studio at Michaels, spending money, and the Shoreline Stitchers’ Showcase, presented by the Needle Artists by the Sea ANG chapter. Sunday’s guest: Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor.–Gary and Christine

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Fiber Talk with Terri Bay

One of Terri Bay’s Lotus box designs.

Whitework, blackwork, Hardanger, Lotus boxes, and Romanian point lace are just some of the topics we cover with this week’s guest Terri Bay of Terri Bay Needlework Designs. Terri began stitching in her early 20s while working in a day care center to earn money for college. She needed something to do while the children were napping and a coworker gave her a cross-stitch pattern. Her journey into Ukrainian Whitework began when she inherited a partially finished table runner from her aunt. After several years of developing her needlework skills, she finally finished the runner and was hooked on whitework and whitework design. Most of her designs are Ukrainian in their genesis, but she is starting to add other techniques, such as blackwork, into them. She also enjoys Hardanger, samplers with specialty stitches, and is a fiber addict. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Terri Bay.–Christine and Gary

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Terri Bay’s Illusion design.
Terri Bay’s Nine Patch design.

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 2-7-18

Cross-stitch chart that Mary McGuire stitched on Congress cloth.

It’s the middle of the week and we are back with our uniquely named Midweek Chat. Topics for this week’s conversation are a cross-stitch project that Mary McGuire needlepointed; Nashville show introductions from Rosewood Manor, Hands Across the Sea Samplers, and Merry Wind Farms; a tip for dealing with knots/loops/short stubs of thread; stitcher stitching rooms; and the Shoreline Stitchers’ Showcase, presented by the Needle Artists by the Sea ANG chapter. Sunday’s guest: Terri Bay at Terri Bay Needlework Designs.–Gary and Christine

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Sunset from Rosewood Manor.

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Fiber Talk with Jenny Huff

The needlepoint club meets during lunch at Artesia High School.

This week we’re joined by Jenny Huff, a math teacher at Artesia High School in Lakewood, CA. She learned needlepoint basics from her mother-in-law while spending hours in a hospital while her husband was sick. Her students learned of her stitching hobby, got interested in learning how to stitch, then wanted to start a club. The club exploded and now has 70+ members, male and female, and meets for lunch three days a week. In the club’s three-year life, Jenny’s efforts have exposed hundreds of students

Stitching by one of the Artesia club members.

to stitching, giving them an outlet from the stresses of high-school life. This week we learn about the club, how it operates, and the differences it has made for students. Part of the club’s success has been the generosity of stitchers throughout the needlework community, primarily the folks at Mari Pat’s Needlework Shop in Long Beach, CA. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Jenny Huff.–Christine and Gary

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Stitching by one of the Artesia club students.

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Stitching by one of the Artesia club members.

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-31-18

We return for another midweek chat and this time it’s a double header. In addition to our regular podcast, be sure to watch the video Gary did with Julie Filean at the Sign of the Arrow needlepoint shop in St. Louis. Find it on the show-notes page for this podcast (below) or on our FlossTube page at this link: https://youtu.be/feMSKTZnl_s

In our regular podcast this week we talk about hand lotions, the Nashville Market (be sure to pre-order at your LNS), the snag-nab-it tool, our first full year of Fiber Talk podcasts and, if you listen carefully, you’ll get to hear Christine’s new puppy whining in the background.–Gary and Christine

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Sign of the Arrow website

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