What’s Happening at NJNA 11/6/21

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Amazing – the end of the year is in sight!! This months meeting will be a bit more casual as we ease into day light savings. We will be discussing this year’s Woodlawn Submissions and review pictures of all the entries. You are also invited to stitch while the discussion is going on. Next month – PARTY !! November 19th several of us will be at Edwardian Needle to collect ornaments for our tree entry in the Basking Ridge “Festival of Trees”. Stop by around 1 pm to help make our tree look festive !!

Let’s all rejoice as November 13th (next Saturday) is Local Needlepoint Store Day !! Another opportunity to add to your stash and keep your local brick and mortar store in business. Check what your store is doing as many are having give away’s, sales, designers stopping by etc. A fun day for all !!

If LNS Day is not enough – it’s also — Virtual Market and Destination Texas Market time !! Needlepoint nirvana !! This weekend all the shop owners are in Texas at the market and they are sending out sneak peaks via social media. From Zecca all the way back to Alice Peterson you will be seeing some very cute things coming up with more being shown everyday such as:

Zecca
Zecca
CBK
CBK

Kelly Clark
Alice Peterson

Stitch By Stitch in NY

Belmead Design avaliable at Stitch By Stitch in NY

Wait till you see what is new from Sew Much Fun – you can’t help but smile !!!! Absolutely Needlepoint in FL got so many requests after their customers saw the stitched display that they are now doing a class – meet Naomi and Normi Absolutley Needlepoint – Discover a world of needlepoint and everything that comes with it. (absolutelyneedlepoint.com)

The Meredith Collection has an interesting new project – barrels !! Yup – it’s just what you think it is. From Bourbon to Monkeys :

Speaking of Monkeys – Mary Legallet put out a stitch called “Monkey Business”. She has a 3rd book about to come out in Jan 2022 and she has loads of stitch guides you can purchase. Mary’s Whimsical Stitches — whimsicalstitch.com

Classes, Classes, Classes – everyone is doing new classes.

If your a beginner you might want to check out the Enriched Stitch in CT, they are starting in January “Needlepoint University” – everything from threading your needle to picking stitches and everything in between. https://enrichedstitch.myshopify.com/products/needlepoint-university

The Needlepointer is starting a club that will last an entire year and it’s all about color theory, history and expanding your thought process, vision and growth to look at fibers and color in new ways. It’s called “Kaleidoscope of Kolour” https://www.theneedlepointer.com/product/club-kaleidoscope-of-kolour-2022/?goal=0_3621358244-7ba381ff65-69343533&mc_cid=7ba381ff65&mc_eid=2e6039e84f

With the chill in the air these days maybe you want to take a trip to Seaside Needlepoint in Vero Beach FL – they are having a class in “Santa’s Beards”. They will be doing 6 different beards, from big and fuzzy to tame and textured !! Seaside Needlepoint

One of the new embellishments people are using on their canvases is Rick Rack. I have seen it on a Danji elephant canvas and it makes such a statement and changes the look. Here is a place to get a wide range of interesting trims, ribbons, rick rack etc. https://www.ladydotcreates.com/

Did you have to have that clear folding tote for all your needlepoint needs?? The people that brought you that had to have item now have something new – Sassy Clips !! A way to keep your drink off the table (as you should know to do when your stitching so disaster doesn’t happen)! They can also be used to keep notions and other things in close reach. Sullivans Sassy Clip – Clips to any table surface! – Moore’s Sewing (moores-sew.com)

Sassy Clips

Are your scissors getting dull?? Jo-Ann Fabric has a service for sharpening many kinds of cutting instruments from pizza cutters to lawn mower blades. Worth it if you love a specific pair of scissors.

A great tool to have when deciding on threads and colors for a project is a color card from some of the many thread companies. You have your choice thru Needlepoint Gallery and More. You can order cards with the “REAL THREAD” on them to have as a resource. https://www.theneedlepointgallery.com/cocaforthco.html

I recently saw a demonstration on using buttons to enhance your project. Very easy to do and Patty Paints has a detailed explanation on how to do it on their web site. https://www.thecollectiondesigns.com/patty-paints-diy-buttons.html

Have you thought about making a belt for someone? Do you know how it’s done and how long to make it? House of Needlepoint in CT has tips on what you need to know along with other tips to make your first belt project a success:

Thank you House of Needlepoint for great information.

TRIVIA QUESTION !!!!! Can you guess what famous singer’s mother was a needlepointer?????

NOPE – Try Dolly Parton !! In Gatlinburg TN there is the “Chasing Rainbows Museum” which has an attraction called “Dolly’s Attic” and in there is her mother Avie Lee Parton’s handy work showing all her siblings names and birth dates on display. A piece of needlepoint history !!

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