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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, 6-5-19

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

We tried to stop it, but Wednesday showed up anyway, so Vonna and Gary made the most of it by talking about needlework. A huge thanks to Kim Young and the team at Sassy Jacks for sponsoring the show. This week we talk about Gary’s trip to Sassy Jacks to attend a workshop presented by Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers, Vonna’s vitamin shots, and her wild outing sitting in a hotel room stitching with two of her friends. We also talk a bit about the upcoming Queen’s Sampler project. Don’t forget the 20% discount at Modern Folk Embroidery through June. Use the coupon code Fibertalk. Sunday’s guest: Patricia Goodson.–Gary

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The Queen’s Sampler by Linda Vinson.

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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 at Nashville Market VI

Square Dance designs from Cecilia Turner of Heart in Hand Needlearts.
In our sixth collection of 2019 Nashville Market videos we feature Picture this Plus, Nicola Parkman for Mill on the Floss Samplers, Vickie Jennett of NeedleWork Press, a supplemental video from Vickie Jennett, Cecilia Turner of Heart in Hand Needlearts, and Cindy Morrill of The Stitchworks.

Picture this Plus

Nicola Parkman for Mill on the Floss Samplers

Vickie Jennett of NeedleWork Press

NeedleWork Press Supplemental

Cecilia Turner of Heart in Hand Needlearts

Cindy Morrill of The Stitchworks

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Fiber Talk at 2019 Nashville Market V

The Bunny Lace Trio from Lindy Stitches
In our fifth set of videos from the 2019 Nashville Market we feature Stephanie Webb of Lindy Stitches, Brendon and Karen Kirk of Fox and Rabbit Designs/The Blackberry Rabbit/ Linen and Threads, Nicola Parkman for Krista Gramer of Just Stitching Along, and Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs.

Stephanie Webb, Lindy Stitches

Brendon and Karen Kirk of Fox and Rabbit Designs/The Blackberry Rabbit/ Linen and Threads

Nicola Parkman for Krista Gramer of Just Stitching Along

Linda Vinson of Needlemade Designs

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Fiber Talk at 2019 Nashville Market IV

In our fourth round of videos from the 2019 Nashville Market we hear from Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers, Theresa Baird of Heart’s Ease Examplar Workes, Cissy Bailey Smith, Gentle Pursuit Designs, and Jeannine McGowan of The Blue Flower.

Nicola Parkman, Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Theresa Baird, Heart’s Ease Examplar Workes

Cissy Bailey Smith, Gentle Pursuit Designs

Jeannine McGowan, The Blue Flower

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-12-18

Nicola Parkman, Hands Across the Sea Samplers, with Ann Forfitt 1812

This week’s Midweek Chat isn’t a chat at all. It’s a video Gary made with Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers in which we look at six original samplers: Eliza Bell Cox 1832, Amy Cann 1831, Elizabeth Beaven 1835, Elizabeth Harding 1791, Anne Elizabeth Barker, and Ann Forfitt 1812. We hope you enjoy this tour of some impressive original samplers. Sunday’s Guest: Kimberly Ann Carter of Kimberly Ann Needlepoint

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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-22-18

Christine’s SFSNAD Challenge entry.
It’s the middle of the week and we have things to talk about. This week’s topics include Mary Corbet, our ranking in the Feedspot top 50 Needlepoint sites list, our experiences at Sassy Jacks, Christine’s San Francisco School Challenge entry, and sampler tours we did with Nicola Parkman.–Gary and Christine Sunday’s guests: Lucy Barter and Ellice Sperber of the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

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Video tour of Esther Benson 1738 with Nicola Parkman.

Video tour of MH 1656 with Nicola Parkman.

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Fiber Talk Update with Gary Parr

Esther Benson 1738, a Sassy Jacks exclusive.

This week, as a result of our trip to Sassy Jacks, we have broken our normal format. We don’t have a guest today, but Gary gives an update, some advice on how to handle/save podcast files, and we provide you with a video tour of MH 1656, a band sampler from Hands Across The Sea Samplers. We’ll be back Wednesday with our normal show and next Sunday with guests from the San Francisco School of Needlework & Design.-–Gary and Christine

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MH 1656, a new reversible band sampler from HATS.

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Video tour of Esther Benson 1738 with Nicola Parkman.

Video tour of MH 1656 with Nicola Parkman.

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We hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Gay Ann Rogers. 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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