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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-30-19

Standups finished by The Twisted Stitcher.
We all know what day it is and that means Gary and Vonna are chatting about the upcoming Dayton, Ohio EGA Chapter 2019 symposium, Bat Cave activities, measuring with body parts, thread management, pin stitches, StitchyPop needles from The Cottage Needle, Cross-Eyed Cricket nativity figures, Jacob and Modern Folk Embroidery, and a whole bunch of other items that popped up in the conversation. It’s always fun to talk with Vonna and this week is no exception. In fact, it may be the most fun yet. Sunday’s guests: Wendy Schmid and April McNee from the Embroiderer’s Guild NSW, Australia

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Innovative finishing by Vonna.

A Christmas design finished by Vonna.
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Fiber Talk with Jessica Grimm

Goldwork by Jessica Grimm
Since we last talked with her, Jessica Grimm has been through a significant transition from needlework designer/teacher to textile artist. She joins us this week to talk about that transition, her new view of what she does, and how she’s presenting it to the “outside” world. We also discuss needle-art teaching, exhibitions, and Jessica’s time teaching embroidery in China. She’s always engaging and this show is no different. I’m confident you’ll enjoy the discussion.–Gary

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Embroidery design by Jessica Grimm

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I hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Jessica Grimm. I’m always looking for guests, so let me know if there is someone you’d like me to have on the show.–Gary

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-23-19

The finished Gossamer Lace project, designed and stitched by Arlene Cohen.
It’s the day after Tuesday and Arlene Cohen and Gary are talking about Fiber Talk travels, new items at the Nashville show, retreats, Gary’s Linen and Threads Mystery Sampler efforts, Arlene’s Gossamer Lace finish, her new designs, blackwork, speeding up the stitching process, and dark stitching. Sunday’s guest: Jessica Grimm

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The Death of Susanna Jayne design by Arlene Cohen.
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Fiber Talk with Ilke Cochrane

Resurrection Box design by Ilke Cochrane

Ilke Cochrane is the Fiber Talk Sunday guest this week. Ilke is owner of Mabel Figworthy’s Fancies, based in the UK. It was through monthly lessons with Ilke that Gary was first exposed to Hardanger needlework. While most of her time is spent on Hardanger designs, Ilke also creates designs for cross stitch, blackwork, Assisi, Shisha embroidery, surface/freestyle embroidery, and gold work. In addition, she is an active teacher and a “sucker for specialty threads, particularly silks.” Ilke is a tremendous and versatile needle artist and it was a treat talking with her about her needlework efforts. It was also fun to learn the original of her company name.–Gary

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Goldwork Flowers and Bee design by Ilke Cochrane

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Dying Embers design by Ilke Cochrane

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-16-19

Building Blocks by Debbie Rowley
The middle of the week has arrived on time and Debbie Rowley joins Gary to talk about not waiting until retirement to do needlework, preparing linen, Canvas A Needlepoint Adventure, the Needlearts Mystery Retreat, and several other topics, related or not. We also simply talked a lot. Regardless, we’re confident you’ll enjoy the conversation. Sunday’s guest: Ilke Cochran of Mabel Figworthy’s Fancies

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Adagio by Debbie Rowley
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Fiber Talk with Margaret Bendig

Plum Blossom Kimono by Margaret Bendig

This week’s guest is needlepoint designer and teacher Margaret Bendig of Margaret Bendig Designs. She specializes in charted/counted-needlepoint designs and has created several kimono designs, many geometrics, and a large collection of Christmas ornaments. She also stays very busy teaching at her local shop and at seminars, ANG chapter events, and other needlepointer gatherings across the country. It’s an enjoyable conversation with an enthusiastic and talented designer and we’re confident you’ll enjoy hearing Margaret’s story.

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Margaret Bendig’s Mrs. Freeze ornament

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 1-9-19

Blackbird Inn from Little House Needleworks, stitched by Vonna Pfeiffer.
It’s that day again and Vonna Pfeiffer joins Gary to talk about irons, the Linen and Threads SAL, stitching rotations, New Year projects, HAED projects, WIPs, and whether beginner pieces are necessary. If you started a new project on Jan. 1, post it on Instagram and use hashtag #fibertalk so we can see what our listeners are working on for 2019. Sunday’s guest: Margaret Bendig

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Music Gives My Soul Wings, stitched by Shirley Crockett, finished by Vonna, design by Ursula Michael.
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Fiber Talk 100 with Debbie Rowley

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Today we celebrate 100 Sunday shows. Returning to help with the celebration is Debbie Rowley, the person who was kind enough to record the first Fiber Talk show. In this show we covered a variety of needle arts topics, only a couple of which were on the list we put together for the show. Also, to help us celebrate, Debbie has made available to all Fiber Talk subscribers a copy of her 2018 ornament design. Listeners who have already subscribed on our website (not FlossTube/YouTube) will automatically receive an email with the link to download the chart. If you are not a subscriber, provide your name and email address in the form below and you’ll receive the link to download the chart. Note that FlossTube-only subscribers must also subscribe on the Fiber Talk website to receive the link. We are confident you’ll enjoy our conversation with Debbie Rowley and thank everyone for being loyal listeners through these 100 Sunday shows.

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Debbie Rowley’s Happy Hour design.

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We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Debbie Rowley. 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, 1-3-19

Detail from Bathya c. 1680 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers
It’s the first Wednesday of 2019 and time to resume the midweek chats. This week’s topics include 2019 goals, Bendy’s monumental effort, Fiber Talk on the road, the Linen and Threads 2019 Mystery sampler, and a couple of tips. Sunday’s guest: Debbie Rowley for our 100th Sunday show

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Detail from Bathya c. 1680 by Hands Across the Sea Samplers
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