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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-31-18

It’s Gary and Christine this week. How original! This week’s topics include stumpwork, embroidery, Trish Burr, and a lengthy discussion about what to do with charts when you’re finished (don’t copy them). Sunday’s guest: Cathe Ray, Needle in a Haystack.

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Fiber Talk with Trish Burr

Bee Eaters by Trish Burr.

We travel to South Africa this week to have a conversation with the talented and innovative embroidery designer Trish Burr, a self-taught master of the art of embroidery. Her needlepainted birds and botanicals are eye-popping and her whitework-with-color designs have broken new ground for surface embroiderers.

Whitework with Colour by Trish Burr

She has authored numerous books, including her latest ebook, “Floral Alphabet,” which offers beautiful designs that combine whitework and needlepainting. Trish has a blog that should be on everyone’s feed list and is making a change in her business to allow more time for stitching and to create more advanced designs. We talk about all of those topics and learn about the early days when she was teaching herself the skills from which we all benefit today. Enjoy the conversation and please share it with your fellow needleworkers.–Gary and Christine

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Protea by Trish Burr

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-24-18

Arlene Cohen’s version of Cathedral by Threedles
Break out your stitching. Arlene’s in the house and we talked for a long time about the importance of hobbies, Winterthur’s treasures, and changing design colors and stitches. As always, Arlene brings a lot of insight to the stitching table and the conversation is interesting and fun. We’re confident you’ll enjoy and learn from it. Sunday’s guest: Trish Burr.

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Fiber Talk with Dana Batho

A Dana Batho design.
She relaxes by stabbing cloth, is a wine lover and dog mama, and the Mistress of Snark. This week’s guest, Dana Batho, is also a needlework designer, owner of Peacock & Fig, and recently introduced a line of clothing and accessories in conjunction with Suzy Swede. She also is a cyclist, retired military veteran, and has overcome a significant injury to be able to stitch and create fun, uplifting needlework designs. Break out your stitching and enjoy hearing about this fascinating and talented needleworker.–Gary and Christine

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One result of the Dana Batho/Suzy Swede collaboration.
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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-17-18

Gary flies solo this week. It’s scary. He babbles about Linda Eaton, Janet Brandt’s casket, traveling with stitching tools, and tips from Mary Corbet. Sunday’s guest: Dana Batho, Peacock & Fig.

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Fiber Talk with Linda Eaton

Casket and toy designed and stitched by Janet Brandt, Indianapolis, telling story of Little Red Riding Hood after she married the woodcutter.
“Embroidery: The Thread of History” is a new exhibition at the Winterthur Museum. It runs now through Jan. 6, 2019. Linda Eaton, Winterthur’s John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections & Senior Curator of Textiles, joins us this week to talk about Winterthur, the exhibition theme, what goes into putting an exhibition together, and to share some stories behind the various pieces that are being shown. One of the many highlights of the exhibition is a casket and toy designed and stitched by Janet Brandt, Indianapolis, telling story of Little Red Riding Hood after she married the woodcutter. Click here to see a large image of the casket. This is a fascinating look behind the scenes of one of the leading needlework and textile museums/collections. Also, be sure to view the slideshow below to see the various pieces in the exhibition.–Gary and Christine

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This is a slideshow of some of the items in “Embroidery: The Thread of History” exhibition.

This is Janet Brandt’s video showing what is inside her casket.

Sweet bag at Winterthur exhibition.
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We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Linda Eaton. 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, 10-10-18

The sound is rather rocky in this show (technical problems), but it’s Wednesday and we’re chatting, nonetheless. We had a list of topics this week and got to the Jane Wood and Arlene Cohen items, but then veered off the road and talked at length about the psychology of stitching and then moved on to news feeds. We hope the discussion gives you food for thought or, at the least, is interesting. Sunday’s guest: Linda Eaton, head curator at Winterthur.

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Fiber Talk with Debbie Woodard

A Painted Pony Designs angel
We may have started an annual tradition. Debbie Woodard of Painted Pony Designs, Destination: Dallas, and the first annual Needlepoint Shop Day, joins us after another very successful Destination: Dallas market and show. We talk about the excitement Debbie is seeing in the painted-canvas market, her needlepoint-canvas business and the new designers she’s added in the past year, and the genesis of a special day for needlepoint shops. Debbie is always a delight to talk to and one of the leading business owners in the needlepoint hobby. We’re confident you’ll enjoy the discussion.–Gary and Christine

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A Painted Pony Designs canvas

A Painted Pony Designs canvas.
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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-3-18

Echoes II design by Gay Ann Rogers
It’s Midweek Chat day. This time our topics include Gay Ann Rogers’ Echoes II Tudor Rose kit, Debbie Rowley’s Glitz and Glamour Opal and Black Magic designs, the HATS Bathya video and classes, removing pencil and chalk lines from ground cloth, and Mary Corbet’s review of Kacee Granke’s hoop art frames, available at Stitch Life Studio on Etsy. We also get involved in an extended discussion about what constitutes advanced stitching designs, if they actually exist. Sunday’s guest: Debbie Woodard of Painted Pony Designs and Destination: Dallas.

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Bathya c. 1680 tour with Nicola Parkman

Debbie Rowley’s Black Magic design
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