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Fiber Talk with Dana Batho

10/21/2018
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She relaxes by stabbing cloth, is a wine lover and dog mama, and the Mistress of Snark. This week’s guest, Dana Batho, is also a needlework designer, owner of Peacock & Fig, and recently introduced a line of clothing and accessories in conjunction with Suzy Swede. She also is a cyclist, retired military veteran, and … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Dana Batho

Duration:00:55:21

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-17-18

10/16/2018
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Gary flies solo this week. It’s scary. He babbles about Linda Eaton, Janet Brandt’s casket, traveling with stitching tools, and tips from Mary Corbet. Sunday’s guest: Dana Batho, Peacock & Fig. Listen to the podcast: The podcast is also available on FlossTube. Here are some links: Page for Linda Eaton podcast, now with Janet Brandt’s … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-17-18

Duration:00:33:40

Fiber Talk with Linda Eaton

10/14/2018
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“Embroidery: The Thread of History” is a new exhibition at the Winterthur Museum. It runs now through Jan. 6, 2019. Linda Eaton, Winterthur’s John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections & Senior Curator of Textiles, joins us this week to talk about Winterthur, the exhibition theme, what goes into putting an exhibition together, … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Linda Eaton

Duration:00:56:24

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-10-18

10/10/2018
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The sound is rather rocky in this show (technical problems), but it’s Wednesday and we’re chatting, nonetheless. We had a list of topics this week and got to the Jane Wood and Arlene Cohen items, but then veered off the road and talked at length about the psychology of stitching and then moved on to … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-10-18

Duration:00:51:15

Fiber Talk with Debbie Woodard

10/7/2018
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We may have started an annual tradition. Debbie Woodard of Painted Pony Designs, Destination: Dallas, and the first annual Needlepoint Shop Day, joins us after another very successful Destination: Dallas market and show. We talk about the excitement Debbie is seeing in the painted-canvas market, her needlepoint-canvas business and the new designers she’s added in … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Debbie Woodard

Duration:00:51:17

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-3-18

10/3/2018
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It’s Midweek Chat day. This time our topics include Gay Ann Rogers’ Echoes II Tudor Rose kit, Debbie Rowley’s Glitz and Glamour Opal and Black Magic designs, the HATS Bathya video and classes, removing pencil and chalk lines from ground cloth, and Mary Corbet’s review of Kacee Granke’s hoop art frames, available at Stitch Life … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-3-18

Duration:00:55:16

Fiber Talk with Freda Murfin

9/30/2018
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Freda Murfin, of Freda’s Fancy Stitching, is celebrating her 100th design, “Celebrating Stitches.” She joins us this week to talk about that design, many that have come before it, her long stitching and designing career, and her favorite stitching spot–inside a camping trailer where the bugs can’t get to her and she has a view … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Freda Murfin

Duration:00:59:04

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-26-18

9/26/2018
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It’s Midweek Chat time once again. This week we talk about stitching on a ferry, Debbie Rowley’s Glitz and Glamour Opal and Black Magic designs, the Sharpening Doc and Dovo scissors, our new video tour of the HATS Bathya c. 1680 sampler with Nicola Parkman, and that never-ending debate about aida vs. even weave cloth. … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-26-18

Duration:00:45:08

Fiber Talk with Patti Hoffmann

9/23/2018
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Patti Hoffmann, owner of the Stitch-Stash needlework shop in Rehoboth Beach, DE, joins us this week. Her shop has been open just a few months and we get to learn what it’s like to start a local-needlework store from scratch, how she decided on the type of needlework she offers, inventory decisions, location, and how … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Patti Hoffmann

Duration:00:55:19

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-19-18

9/19/2018
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Once again we find ourselves in the middle of the week, this time with a ton of things to talk about. Arlene Cohen joins Gary this time to talk about Vonna’s hair, Vonna’s corners, international travel with needlework, Debbie Rowley’s Glitz and Glamour Opal design, the Sharpening Doc and Dovo scissors, Local Needlepoint Shop Day, … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-19-18

Duration:01:18:16

Fiber Talk with Kimberly Ann Carter

9/15/2018
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Kimberly Ann Carter of Kimberly Ann Needlepoint is an extremely talented and creative painted-canvas designer. She joins us this week to talk about how she became a needlepointer, the impact her diverse education has on her designs, and some of the unique canvases she’s created that appeal to stitchers of all ages. Kimberly is one … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Kimberly Ann Carter

Duration:00:57:45

Fiber Talk with Sharon Boggon

9/9/2018
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Crazy quilts and the 2020 Challenge, embroidery, the Take a Stitch Tuesday program, a 100-ft. band sampler, and trapeze-artist costumes are just some of the topics that came up in this week’s conversation with Sharon Boggon of Pin Tangle. There’s something for everyone this week, in addition to a chance to hear about stitching from … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Sharon Boggon

Duration:00:59:36

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-5-18

9/5/2018
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It’s Wednesday so that makes it Midweek Chat day. Topics for this go-round include bicycle touring, Gary trying out Angela Flannery-Sawyers’ tip, Sarah Braizear progress (Gary actually made some), and things we learned from Gay Ann Rogers. Sunday’s guest: Sharon (not Susan) Boggon of Pin Tangle Listen to the podcast: The podcast is also available … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-5-18

Duration:00:42:01

Fiber Talk with Shana Benhayoun

9/2/2018
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Shana Benhayoun of SBT Stitches joins us this week for a conversation about designing and painting needlepoint canvases. The 4th-generation stitcher recently began devoting full-time energy to developing and creating new designs. While her canvases have found appeal with all needlepointers, Shana is working hard to attract and involve younger people to the stitching hobby. … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Shana Benhayoun

Duration:01:00:11

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-29-18

8/29/2018
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Exactly seven days have passed since we last brought you a chat. This week we talk about a tip for speeding stitching, scroll-rod traveling tubes, bike shops and LNSs, Christine’s need to protect overflow linen, and a WWII POW stitching story. Sunday’s guests: Shana Brooke, SBT Designs Listen to the podcast: The podcast is also … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-29-18

Duration:00:43:21

Fiber Talk with Lucy Barter & Ellice Sperber

8/26/2018
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Lucy Barter and Ellice Sperber are our guests this week. These two passionate embroiderers founded the San Francisco School of Needlework & Design in 2015 and have rapidly built it into a force in the needlearts community. The school offers a wide range technique classes, taught by experienced and dedicated masters of the art, in … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Lucy Barter & Ellice Sperber

Duration:01:01:55

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-22-18

8/22/2018
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It’s the middle of the week and we have things to talk about. This week’s topics include Mary Corbet, our ranking in the Feedspot top 50 Needlepoint sites list, our experiences at Sassy Jacks, Christine’s San Francisco School Challenge entry, and sampler tours we did with Nicola Parkman.–Gary and Christine Sunday’s guests: Lucy Barter and … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-22-18

Duration:00:35:50

Fiber Talk Update with Gary Parr

8/19/2018
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This week, as a result of our trip to Sassy Jacks, we have broken our normal format. We don’t have a guest today, but Gary gives an update, some advice on how to handle/save podcast files, and we provide you with a video tour of MH 1656, a band sampler from Hands Across The Sea … Continue reading Fiber Talk Update with Gary Parr

Duration:00:15:42

Fiber Talk with Gay Ann Rogers II

8/12/2018
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Gay Ann Rogers returns for an enlightening discussion about how she designed Queen Victoria, Royal Bride. But this is much more than a discussion about a design. It’s an hour of insight into what it takes to create the visual impact we all want in our stitching projects. Gay Ann shares how she makes color … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Gay Ann Rogers II

Duration:01:11:51

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-8-18

8/8/2018
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Wednesday has arrived once again so we’re chatting. Topics include Theresa Venette’s new sampler zine, our Sassy Jacks visit, finding needlework stores while traveling, scissor sharpening, stitch-guide writers, and the “stabby” design–Gary and Christine Sunday’s guest: Gay Ann Rogers Listen to the podcast: The podcast is also available on FlossTube. Here are some links: Stitching … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-8-18

Duration:00:39:25