Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ANG Stitch of the Month 2012

This years design for the ANG stitch of the month is a heart with 12 areas for different stitches. Our chapter will stitch the piece as a group.  Each month a member will take home the canvas and get to stitch part of the heart. The design is done on 18ct white and silver mono canvas with a variety of threads in reds and silver. It's a mystery "stitch of the month", so we have to wait until next month to see what the next stitch is.  Visit the Ang website for more detail information.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January Meeting

Outside the meeting hall there was a cold wind blowing, but inside it was warm and cozy as we learned about needlepoint borders.  We had a table full of magazines and books on stitches for inspiration.  Borders add interest to your needlework, but where to begin?  We wrote a 2-page handout as a guide to making a border.  If you are stumped for a design then browse through your own bookshelf of needlepoint magazines and books on stitches. The ANG magazine "Needlepointers" has lots of ideas and articles on borders, particularly issue year 2006. Next month we'll post photos of your borders progress.