Who does not want a week away with threads, canvas, linen and fun? Join ANG stitchers and members at The Carolina Splendor Seminar, September 23 – October 3, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! And if you are interested in the Seminar Boutique plans and opportunities please contact ANG for more information.
You’ve got the Russian Santas... now Leigh Designs has the stitch guides! Currently available are guides for Birdland Santa, Forever Green, Northern Light, Holly Hills, and Merry Mistletoe. The guides, creatively written by Sandra Arthur and Jane Wood, are reasonably priced for stitchers. Contact Leigh Designs for more information.
The Eye of the Needle displays, for the first time in public, a selection of eye-catching, virtuoso seventeenth-century embroideries from the internationally renowned Feller Collection, together with outstanding examples from the Ashmolean’s own holdings. The exhibition explores the context in which these technically exacting works were made by girls and young women at home or school, and what they reveal of the society, economy, and culture of seventeenth-century England.
The embroideries were made during one of the most turbulent centuries in English history, when religious and political beliefs split families and the country. Beyond the opportunity for demonstrating technical ability, the embroideries illustrate the themes and concerns which occupied the minds of the young women making them. They often depict biblical stories at a time when religious issues, including the use of images, aroused great controversy. Similarly, during a period of increasing urbanization the pictorial pieces show idyllic country scenes with imaginary creatures and flowers.
Micheál and Elizabeth Feller: The Needlework Collection 2 vols published by Needleprint; £45 (per volume); available at the Ashmolean Shop or online: www.ashmolean.org/shop
One of eight floral designs in a series from NeedleDeeva. 6¾″ x 6¾″ on 18 mesh. Two new designs will be introduced to this series in May at TNNA Indianapolis. Cindy Thomas is currently writing stitch guides for this series. Contact Chris Lewis, NeedleDeeva Distributor.
Add a touch of Summer promise into your store with little “Wild Strawberry” from the Flower Children Collection. Made of 100% superior quality wool, she comes to you from De Witte Engel, Holland. The kit contains felt, wool, jersey, thread, pattern instructions and cutting templates. Contact Pollika for more information.
Where there are grapes, there’s ...wine! Designed for a 5″ x 5″ square, lidded, acrylic box with a slot for the canvas. This is the perfect cocktail napkin or coaster holder. Some people get really clever and fill the box with corks from their special occasions and travels. Fold the canvas, slip it in the slot and what a great gift idea. Contact Melissa Prince Designs for more information.
The first magazine to be published in the American colonies was called The American Magazine. It began publication on February 13, 1741 in Philadelphia and covered proceedings of colonial government, in addition to moral, political and historical topics.
Benjamin Franklin intends to publish America's first magazine, General Magazine, but is scooped when American Magazine comes out three days earlier.
The Ladies' Magazine, an early magazine for women, was published in Boston, Massachusetts. It is thought to have been the first magazine to be edited by a woman; from 1827 until 1836, its editor was Sarah Josepha Hale. Sarah is also the author of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb."