This month’s meeting was so inspiring! Who knew yellow could be so complicated and happy at the same time !! Jacqui Clarkson spoke to us on “Why you need yellow in your life!” I think she made everyone think differently about that choice and what a difference it makes in your piece. Thank you Jacqui – it was inspiring!!
Next month we are all looking forward to having David McCaskill do a presentation on Overdyed Threads. I am sure we are in for an interesting lecture as David puts his spin on the subject. If you didn’t let Cathryn know that you want the accompanying booklet from David you need to hurry and let her know.
Please make sure to reply to Ellen’s survey regarding up coming programs. She needs your feed back in order to arrange everything that is of interest. The items she is asking about will not over lap in time periods so this will bring us into 2022. Some have minimums so your thoughts, suggestions and reply’s are needed.
We are now up to 51 members !! Wohoo ! Come join us and be # 52 and beyond !!!!
FOMO Alert !! If for some reason you have been on the fence about getting a Lowery stand – then here is your chance for a sale ! (Did you really need a reason?!?!?) For one week only Homestead Needle Arts in MI is having a sale. They need to have your order in by 7/31/21. The sale includes all those colors – a hard choice ! Homestead Needlearts | Your Home For Needlepoint or call the store to speak to a human 810-694-3040.
Threads – Threads – Threads
So many new threads coming on the market. I had never heard of Twinkle Thread but yes, there is such a thing. It’s made of a metallic rayon and should be used in short strands. Gone Stitching carry’s it and has just added seven new colors to their inventory giving you a choice of 54 colors to choose from. Gone Stitching
Treenway Silks has 7 new colors of Silk Eyelash. It’s great for French Knots or to use in long stitches. When you finish stitching they suggest you run the length of your needle over it and the thread will fluff up. Great for stitching fuzzy flower parts, puffs, downy feathers or use your imagination. Treenway Silks – Silk Threads and Yarns
Rainbow Gallery has some new Linen colors for summer. You gotta love the names – Pink Lady, Flamingo, Cameo Pink, Barely Blue, etc. Product Catalog – Rainbow Gallery
If you are going on vacation to Cape Cod you need to know the phrase “Call Me When You Get To The Bridge” (hopefully it’s a shorter ride for them than if your at the GWB!) Take a look at Frances Mary Needlepoint https://francesmaryneedlepoint.com/collections/all Great small pieces to stitch on vacation with beach and summer themes of New England.
All you Bargello lovers – Eye Candy is coming out with another series of “Bejeweled Bargello” in the fall. Ada says she will have 6 glittering Baubles and 6 sparkling gift boxes in 2 color schemes. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with ! She always has such eye catching color combinations.
Looking to introduce a new or “junior” stitcher to the art of needlepoint – check out Judy Tasch’s web site. There are 4 inch round sayings of I Love Nana/Grandpa/Gigi/Pop etc. They are a quick stitch on 13 mesh and would be a great fridge magnet. She is the one that had the cute and different needle minder’s on sale not that long ago. She has some new ones to look at not to mention some cute ones on sale. Judy Tasch Needlepoint
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