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Fiber Talk with Nicola Parkman III

Mary Lea 1793 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Sassy Jacks Stitchery is sponsoring this week’s show with Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Nicola joins Vonna and Gary to walk about what she’s learned during her time acquiring and reproducing a large number of samplers. We also learn about her latest introduction, Mary Lea 1793, the new printing of the Hannah Coates chart, how to pronounce Sarah Braizear, and a variety of other stitching and non-stitching topics. We hope you enjoy the show.–Gary and Vonna

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-17-19

The Queen’s Sampler, stitched by Linda Vinson.

It’s that day that occurs halfway between Sundays, the show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, and Vonna and Gary have gathered to talk about The Queen’s Sampler Project sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, Fiber Talk needle minders, Sampler Sunday on July 28, Needles, an ANG Fox Chapter project, and show we watch while stitching. You’ll also experience four Rockwell moments from the Pfeiffer household that will likely bring at least one tear to your eyes. Sunday’s guest is Nicola Parkman, Hands Across the Sea Samplers–Gary

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Innovative finishing by Vonna.
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Fiber Talk with Ilke Cochrane II

Ilke Cochrane’s Scotland the Brave design

Ilke Cochrane returns for a second visit this week. It’s rather common to talk to guests who have completed some form of education with the Royal School of Needlework. But Ilke is in the early stages of a certificate program, so I was anxious to talk to her and learn what she’s experiencing. Now I really want to take at least a class from the Royal School. We also get to learn about her experiences with a slate frame and more about her various designs. Also, through July, Ilke is offering a discount on her products for Fiber Talk listeners. Here’s how to get your discount: Email Ilke at [email protected] with your order and the code FIBERTALK10. You will get 10% off all chart packs including the Pick & Mix options and the Sets & Series (which are already discounted compared to buying the individual designs), and also 10% off one item from the Kits & Tools section (basically anything physical which has to be posted). Also, there are two links below (or on the Fiber Talk page for this podcast if you are reading this elsewhere. One is an article about her Royal School experiences since we recorded and the other is about her 2020 SAL. Enjoy the show.–Gary

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Ilke Cochrane’s slate frame setup.

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Fiber Talk Queen’s Sampler, Sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, Kickoff Day

The Queen’s Sampler, stitched by Linda Vinson.

Note, the video linked below is a new version with all of the audio. If you listened to the previous version and weren’t able to hear the final 10 min., jump to the 30 min. mark in this one to hear that discussion. Sorry for the hassle and confusion. Gary

It’s day one of the Queen’s Sampler Project, sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. While we’re starting the project today, the first video applies to anyone, whether you’re interested in the Queen’s Sampler or not. In the video we talk about how we set up linen and threads for any project. Maybe there’s a tip in it for you? In addition, you’ll learn the proper arm motion for ironing linen, which is a valuable thing to know. If you want to do the project with us, call Kim at Sassy Jacks to buy your kit at a discounted price. Also, go to the Shop page to buy your Fiber Talk needle minders.–Gary and Vonna

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-10-19

Debbie Rowley’s Glitz and Glamour Citrine design.

We’ve found the middle of the week again and Debbie Rowley and I set out to do a show offering tips for beginning stitchers. The show ended up being an interesting discussion about topics such as project difficulty, how many tools we actually need, and maximizing stitching time. We enjoyed having the discussion and hope it will get you thinking. Sunday’s guest is Ilke Cochrane of Mabel Figworthy’s Fancies. Don’t forget Fiber Talk needle minders and the various discounts available at Sassy Jacks.–Gary

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Debbie Rowley’s Autumn Leaves design.

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Fiber Talk with Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett and Maegan Jennett

Lucy V. Moore sampler, reproduced by Needlework Press.

Needlework Press is a unique, multi-faceted business, created and operated by my guests Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett and Maegan Jennett. This week’s show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Needlework press, at its core, is a sampler-reproduction operation. But they go much beyond offering samplers to include writing articles, producing books, publishing a popular needlework calendar, creating printed needlework accessories, and teaching. In addition, Vickie and Maegan are active collectors of antique needlework tools and accessories. Driving all of this is a commitment to present and share needlework history. I’m confident you’ll enjoy learning from Vickie and Maegan.–Gary

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-3-19

Vonna is the county fair Reserve Grand Champion.

Wednesday has arrived once again, Sassy Jacks is sponsoring the show, and Vonna and Gary have gathered for another round of stitching chit chat. The list is long this week. It includes massive Fiber Talk audience growth, Fiber Talk needle minders, Sampler Sunday, what you can learn by entering competitions, the eve of the Queen’s Sampler start, the 2020 Agnus Dei SAL, and a variety of other items that likely have nothing to do with anything. We hope you enjoy the show. Sunday’s guests are Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett and Maegan Jennett of Needlework Press–Gary

Finishing by the Twisted Stitcher

 

 

 

 

 

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Fiber Talk with Margaret Lee

Chinese and Japanese embroidery are two of the finest forms of needlework art and my guest this week, Margaret Lee, is one of the more talented practitioners of both embroidery forms. Margaret shares a wide range of insights into the history and techniques that result in art pieces that never fail to captivate viewers. In addition to the podcast, be sure to view the slide show of some of Margaret’s work below. Click on the images to see a larger image and a description.–Gary

Still Life with a basket of Glasses, by Margaret Lee, is based on a 1644 painting by Sebastian Stosskopf. Stitched using traditional and random stitch embroidery technique with random stitch embroidery being the main technique for the most part.

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-26-19

Yvette Stanton’s “Early-Style Hardanger” book.
It’s Wishful Wednesday, Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring the show, and Arlene and I are talking about some (note the operative word “some”) of the projects we have in our stash that we would really like to stitch but simply can’t seem to get into the rotation. If you’re curious about techniques other than the one you do all of the time, you’ll enjoy this week’s discussion. Among the techniques we talk about are Japanese bead embroidery, various kinds of whitework, Jacobean crewelwork, blackwork, embroidery, lace, gold work, and charted needlepoint. To see photos of the projects we discuss, watch the slide show on the Fiber Talk page for this podcast (below) or our FlossTube video. We also celebrate one of Arlene’s designs making the cover of “Just Cross Stitch” magazine. Sunday’s guest: Margaret (not Michelle) Lee on Japanese and Chinese embroidery.–Gary

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Fiber Talk Sampler Sunday

Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827 by Scattered Seed Samplers

It’s Sampler Sunday with Vonna and Gary. We’ve been planning for some time to do a Wednesday show in which we talk about what we like about the samplers we own. We never seem to get to it, so we decided to record a special show, thus our first Sampler Sunday. Even better is that the show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Even better than that, Sassy Jacks Stitchery is offering a 15% discount on full kits (chart, threads, ground cloth) for each of the samplers we talk about in the show. Full details about this offer are provided in the show introduction. We hope you enjoy Sampler Sunday.–Gary and Vonna

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Slideshow of samplers in the order we talked about them.

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