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Fiber Talk: Tools Used by Bathya Stitchers

Bathya class, day 1, at Sassy Jacks Stitchery

One of the many interesting things we experienced during the first day of the Bathya workshop at Sassy Jacks Stitchery in Weaverville, NC, is the variety of stands, scroll frames, and hoops people use to hold their stitching projects. Enjoy this short scan of stitching equipment. You may find a solution you like.–Gary

Bathya Stitchers Stitching Tools

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-29-19

Lucy Navier 1818 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

It’s Video Wednesday and I have two of them for you, both made with Jean Lea during my recent visit to The Attic Needlework shop in Mesa, AZ. The first is a tour of Lucy Navier 1818, the Hands Across the Sea Samplers 2019 Queen of the May reproduction. It’s a design with several elements that will intrigue anyone who loves reproduction samplers. The second is a video I’ve wanted to do for some time. Jean treated all of us to a rather extended discussion of her all-time and/or current favorite samplers. It also became obvious during the video that she has a bad case of startitis. I hope you enjoy hearing Jean talk about her favorite subject. In addition, remember that tomorrow and Friday I’m at Sassy Jacks for the Bathya workshop with Nicola Parkman. Watch for more interviews and videos. Sunday’s guest: Vonna joins me to interview Jacob deGraaf of Modern Folk Embroideries. There will also be a discount on his designs.–Gary

Lucy Navier 1818 with Jean Lea

Jean Lea’s Favorite Samplers

Eliza Skelton, one of Jean Lea’s all-time favorites.

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Fiber Talk with Cecilia Turner

Heart in Hand Square Dance series.

This week’s Fiber Talk guest is Cecilia Turner, the popular designer and owner of Heart in Hand Needleart. Cecilia’s career started with a prize winning design she submitted to “Classic Cross Stitch” magazine in 1991, and she’s provided a steady stream of innovative cross-stitch patterns since then. Among other series, Cecilia is known for her Wee Fruits and Wee Vegetables designs. Her latest series is the Square Dance monthly collection. It’s always fun and interesting to peek into the mind of a successful designer and I’m confident you’ll learn a lot from this conversation.–Gary

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Spring Whirligig in Cloche by Cecilia Turner

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I hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Cecilia Turner. 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, 5-22-19

The Twisted Stitcher finished this.
It’s Wednesday, Sassy Jacks Stitchery is sponsoring the show, and Vonna and Gary are doing the chatting. Topics include the Bathya workshops, a Queen’s Sampler announcement that’s scaring Vonna to death, Sarah Braizear, satin stitches and laying tools, stands, lights, the Daylight Halo Magnifier light, Sulky threads, and shots in Vonna’s butt cheeks. Sunday’s guest: Cecilia Turner of Heart in Hand Needleart.–Gary

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Vonna’s Sarah B “progress.”
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Fiber Talk with Ronnie Rowe

Market Square by Ronnie Rowe

Ronnie Rowe of Ronnie Rowe Designs is my guest this week and the show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Ronnie’s wide range of designs are some of the most unique in the needlework industry, particularly his pen-and-ink-based building designs. In addition to learning about the origins and inspirations for his designs and his needlework career, you’ll also find out what it means when you’re stitching a bush or tree in a Ronnie Rowe design.–Gary

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Elephant by Ronnie Rowe

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-15-19

Stars Bright design by Stephanie Webb of Lindy Stitches.
Arlene and Gary are this week’s chatting duo. Topics include the new Lindy Stitches design, two years of Works by ABC and whether it’s changed Arlene’s approach to needlework, a lot about Sulky threads, satin stitching in Sarah Braizear, and contributions from Pat in Texas about standing and stitching and stabbing with needles.–Gary

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Arlene Cohen’s Gossamer Lace design.
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Fiber Talk with Jenny Adin-Christie

Passiflora in stump work by Jenny Adin-Christie.

This week I’m joined by Jenny Adin-Christie. She is a graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and a veteran teacher at the school. Her primary needlework efforts these days involve creating her own designs and teaching all over the world, along with regular classes in her own studio. She also is a regular contributor to Inspirations magazine. Most of her work involves various combinations of whitework, stumpwork, and goldwork. Enjoy my conversation with one of the standout talents in the needle-arts community.–Gary

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Blue wren etui with mossy hillock by Jenny Adin-Christie.

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The Gawthorpe needle case by Jenny Adin-Christie.

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-8-19

Please support our sponsor, Sassy Jacks Stitchery.
It’s Wednesday and this Midweek Chat is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Vonna and Gary are doing the chatting and they talk about Vonna’s Jesus project, Sarah Braizear, the Saviours Praise sampler, Bathya, the Queen’s Sampler, Stitch Mania, Frozen Phoenix Art and standing and stitching.–Gary

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Vonna’s finished Jesus project.
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Fiber Talk with Kim Young II

Sassy Jacks Stitchery is located in Weaverville, NC.

Kim Young is my guest this week. Kim is the owner of Sassy Jacks Stitchery in Weaverville, NC, and always has some interesting insights into the dynamics of the needle-arts hobby, particularly today’s needleworker-LNS relationship and the role that the internet and social media is playing in how we learn about and buy needlework supplies. We also talk about people returning to the hobby, young people, embroidery growth, upcoming workshops, framing reversible samplers, darning samplers, charted needlepoint, and new designs from the global marketplace. It’s always a treat to talk to Kim about needlework and I hope you find the show enjoyable and informative.–Gary

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Birds to the Boughs from Lindy Stitches.

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-1-19

The Queen’s Sampler by Linda Vinson.

It’s Wednesday once again and I have a very different show for you this week. First, a short podcast update about what has transpired for me in the past week in terms of needlework. Then, the main element this week is a video I recorded with Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs in which we explore, in quite a bit of detail, her version of Darleen O’Steen’s The Queen’s Sampler. I hope you enjoy the video and our conversation. This isn’t your standard cross-stitch sampler. Far from it. It’s a multi-technique work of art stitched by a master stitcher. I’m excited to provide this video and welcome your reactions. Sunday’s guest: Kim Young of Sassy Jacks Stitchery–Gary

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The Queen’s Sampler video with Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs.

Linda Vinson’s queen and her ladies.

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