Susan originally created The Pineapple Christmas Ornament for a special ornament exchange among friends. Her idea was that instead of making one ornament to swap, they should make one for each member of their circle. "The assortment was amazing, and it continues to be my favorite box to open when tree decorating time rolls around." The design combines stitches and beads to make a beautiful textured pineapple. Over-dyed threads add even more depth to this design. Retail $8.00. Wholesale contact Susan Sayers, The Constant Stitcher.
The large Nylon Project Bags, 17¾ x 8¼ x 12½, are now available in hot pink, plus yellow, light blue, khaki, black, dark brown, red, olive, orange and turquoise. Project bags are perfect for knitting and stitching projects, and look great with a needlepoint belt finished as a shoulder strap. Contact Voila!
Linda Rosser has designed this elegant and old-fashioned Forget-me-not Sampler. At the top you see a small bouquet of flowers using specialty stitches with lovely cutwork Hardanger. Below are several lovely bands of lacy floral stitches. At the bottom of the sampler you can see a deep band of Hardanger with a large bouquet of Forget-me-nots tied with a silk ribbon bow. Chart retail US $13.18. Accessory pack retail US $43.14 (silks, flosses, ribbon, and metallics and beads). Contact The Victoria Sampler.
Silk cocoons are a great addition to the fibre artist’s collection of supplies. They can be used in a multitude of ways and lend themselves to experimentation. Cocoons are the home of the silkworm metamorphosis and contain a continuous strand of silk almost a mile long. The cocoons are stiff and hollow and can be cut, shaped, bent, pierced and otherwise manipulated to add texture and colour. Hand-dyed in hues that reflect the colours of the annual Sea Capers summer festival. Retail $5.10 Cdn for a package of 10 cocoons. Contact Treenway Silks.
The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) is sponsoring an educational needlearts booth at the Detroit Maker Faire at The Henry Ford, July 30-31, 2011. They are looking for volunteers to teach knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint and cross stitch. This is an amazingly fun experience. We are asking for volunteers to sign up for a few hours of teaching and in return you will receive FREE entrance to Maker Faire (value: $25) on the day you volunteer.
If you aren’t familiar with Maker Faire, it’s a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It is for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. For more information on Maker Faire go to www.MakerFaire.com
To sign up for your volunteer shift, please include contact information in the "notes to organizer" or email your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.