If this past meeting wasn’t reason enough to join NJNA I don’t know what is ! Four of our members spoke about participating in the Tale of 2 Stitchers column in Needle Pointers magazine. Not only was it beyond interesting, another chapter has asked them to do it again for their chapter – it doesn’t get much better than that. Just fascinating how each one approached doing their canvas. The detail they presented was wonderful along with the stress and how they made their choices, etc. Everyone enjoyed the program immensely.
If you look at the new issue of Needlepointers they have 4 lovely hearts on the cover. Not that NJNA is bragging or anything but our member Melita, who participated in Tale of 2 Stitchers, did the diagrams of 2 of the hearts for the magazine. In case you don’t know she also has a blog you can follow: Melitastitches4fun’s Blog | A place to share my needlepoint and connect with other stitchers. Melita is also not the only member with a needlepoint blog !! Brenda’s blog is always interesting to follow along with her stitching progress. Brenda’s Needlepoint Studio (brendasneedlepointstudio.blogspot.com)
Jan/Feb 2022 Issue
The ANG Auction is coming to a close this weekend. Put in your bids before it’s too late !! https://ang.afrogs.org/#/index
A friend sent me something that will make you giggle for days. She was cleaning and found a book from 1973 called “The Crewel Needlepoint World”. The book has a list of potential needlepoint projects:
I can’t imagine what they were thinking when they made this list ! On the other hand – next month Cathryn will be doing a program, “Ideas for Finishing Needlepoint”. I am sure we will all be treated to more interesting ideas on how to use our favorite craft than what is on this list !!
The following month starts the chapter project – a Bargello of your choice. Many of us are doing an Ice Cream Cone that was in a 2003 edition of Needle Pointers magazine. This will mean that we have to transfer the pattern given in the magazine on to the canvas. Probably the easiest way to accomplish this is with a light box. This will be my first time using one (Thank You Amazon) and as I think about it there are other times when this item will come in handy. I am thinking of using it to put my initial on canvas for a needlepoint key chain. It’s an easy way to create your own canvases. It is also good under your canvas when your stitching with black thread (I dread that thought!) Can’t wait to try it.
Stores are changing left and right. There is a new shop in Winston-Salem called Time to Stitch. Wellesley Needlepoint in MA was sold to Stitch Boutiques. Cabbage Row was bought by Needlepoint.Com. Wool and Grace in Summit NJ is celebrating 9 years in business but the interesting one to watch is The Needle Pointer! They are about to change their web site and it’s scheduled to go live on 3/1. They also do a “shop walk” video and their new one shows their newest club called Lanterns up close. To see it stitched is quite different from just looking at the canvas, worth a look. https://vimeo.com/681395882?goal=0_3621358244-9f2e6f5dfd-69343533&mc_cid=9f2e6f5dfd&mc_eid=2e6039e84f
So many new things are also coming as there is a new market taking place in April. Sneak peaks are showing up – like we don’t have enough to stitch !!!
New kits and clubs – KC Needlepoint has an adorable Halloween witches hat – https://www.kcneedlepoint.com/collections/kits-under-200
Ridgewood Needlepoint has a Fall Hearts Club with canvases by Melissa Shirley.
Eye Candy has a free chart you can download – so pretty when finished. http://www.eyecandyneedleart.com/downloads/Sparkle%20Tree.pdf
The Needlepoint Club House in MO is doing a beautiful class with Laura Taylor – Hydrangea Path – her hair alone makes me want to sign up !! https://www.needlepointclubhouse.com/products/laura-taylor-hydrangea-girl-class?utm_campaign=emailmarketing_117515583621&utm_medium=email&utm_source=shopify_email
Snow bird’s are in the right place for some of the new Needle Minders at Absolutely Needlepoint !! absolutelyneedlepoint.com
BAD NEWS – Silk & Ivory White is MIA !! GOOD NEWS – Kreinik is working on using only one size spool with better labeling. This should help get the backlog of fiber from them back on the shelves in your LNS.
Tips N Tricks: Do you know how much thread you need for a project?? Of course it depends on your tension but if you basketweave, it will be between a yard and a half to 2 yards per inch on 13 count and approximately a yard and a quarter per inch on 18 count. Now do the math!
The Famous Stitchers from last time were: Mary Martin (Larry Hagman’s mom AKA J R Ewing) and Taylor Swift.
Do you know these 2 Famous Stitchers?
Come join the fun, become a member of NJNA and be a part of our fun needlepoint adventure. https://rosielunde.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/2020-njna-enrollment-v.-3.pdf