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Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-20-18

6/20/2018
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We’re half way between Sundays and Christine and Gary are talking about Vonna, Pinterest, Krista Gramer, DMC floss cones, and Instron currency. We hope you enjoy the show. Sunday’s guest: Kim Young, Sassy Jacks Stitchery–Gary and Christine Listen to the podcast: The podcast is also available on FlossTube. Here are some links: Vonna’s Finishing Service … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-20-18

Duration:00:45:03

Fiber Talk with Carole Lake

6/17/2018
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It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for a guest. Joining us this week is needlepoint designer and teacher Carole Lake of Stitchplay Designs. Carole is an icon in the needlework community with an extensive career studying, designing, and educating stitchers in partnership with Michael Boren and now on her own. She also has authored … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Carole Lake

Duration:01:07:25

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-13-18

6/13/2018
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We’ve arrived, once again, at that day that falls in the middle of the week and we’re offering up more stitching chat. Among this week’s topics are Gary and his Anasazi Song project, Michelle Garrette’s Alzheimer’s Awareness fund raising, Nicola Parkman’s sampler history story, beginning and ending threads, and Christine’s fabric-dying efforts. Sunday’s guest: Carole … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-13-18

Duration:00:52:42

Fiber Talk with Jeannette Douglas

6/10/2018
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Jeannette Douglas is our guest this week. Jeannette has been stitching since she was a teenager and creating cross stitch/counted thread designs for 20 years. In addition to designing, she keeps up a regular schedule of teaching in Canada and the U.S., participates in stitching cruises, and offers Craftsy classes. Among her more exciting designs … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Jeannette Douglas

Duration:00:58:25

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-6-18

6/6/2018
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It’s that day-after-Tuesday day and we’re chatting once again. This week we’re talking about being proud of your stitching, no matter what thread or ground cloth you use; helping Michelle Garrette (Bendy Stitchy) raise massive amounts of money for Alzheimer’s research; buying Gay Ann Rogers designs; visiting Sassy Jacks; scroll frames; and dying linen. Sunday’s … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-6-18

Duration:00:49:51

Fiber Talk with Mary Corbet #4

6/3/2018
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Mary Corbet returns for another fun discussion about all things stitching. This time we talk about the history of Needle ‘n Thread, Mary’s new studio, her upcoming youth class schedule, traveling with needlework, quick-finishing techniques, thimbles, coloring books, and a few other topics. It’s always a treat to talk with Mary. Don’t miss this one.–Gary … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Mary Corbet #4

Duration:01:02:54

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-30-18

5/30/2018
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Wasn’t it Wednesday just two days ago? Doesn’t matter. We have more to talk about. This week’s subjects include Gary’s needlepointing, Nicola at Sassy Jacks, Michelle Garrette’s (Bendy Stitchy) Alzheimer’s fundraising, art vs. craft, making sampler borders match up, and Christine’s linen-dying efforts. Sunday’s guest: Mary Corbet–Gary and Christine Listen to the podcast: The podcast … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-30-18

Duration:01:06:05

Fiber Talk with The Twisted Stitcher

5/27/2018
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Vonna Pfeiffer joins us for our 70th Sunday show to talk about quilting, stitching, finishing, needlework, cross stitch, and anything else related that came up in an hour of conversation. As always, an absolute treat to talk with The Twisted Stitcher. We’re confident you’ll enjoy the show.–Gary and Christine Listen to the podcast: This show … Continue reading Fiber Talk with The Twisted Stitcher

Duration:01:01:46

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-23-18

5/23/2018
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That Wednesday thing happened again so we decided to have another chat. Topics that fell out of our heads include the Music Gives My Soul Wings design by Ursula Michael of Imaginating, stitched by Shirley Crockett, and finished as a flat fold by The Twisted Stitcher; the Scattered Seed Samplers Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827 reproduction … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-23-18

Duration:00:45:14

Fiber Talk with Caroline Hauffe

5/20/2018
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This week’s guest is Caroline Hauffe of Off the Grid Needlearts. Caroline is a knitter, cross-stitcher, needlepointer, and seamstress, in addition to producing a weekly series of videos under the Off the Grid umbrella. It’s an enjoyable conversation with an extremely talented and versatile needleworker. We also get to learn about her Evertote tote/stitching bag … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Caroline Hauffe

Duration:01:01:13

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-16-18

5/16/2018
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It’s Wednesday and the chatting resumes, this time with The Twisted Stitcher, Vonna Pfeiffer, who is filling in for Christine. We covered a lot of ground including what Gary and Vonna are stitching, switching from cross stitch to needlepoint, buying large quantities of linen and thread, and Stitch Mania and the Internet in general and … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-16-18

Duration:00:50:18

Fiber Talk with Barbara Hutson

5/13/2018
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Barbara Hutson, owner of Queenstown Sampler Designs, joins us this week to talk about early-American samplers. In addition to owning Queenstown Sampler Designs, Barbara is an independent needlework researcher and author. Her designs can be found in shops worldwide and her embroideries have been awarded ribbons in prestigious needlework shows in the United States. She … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Barbara Hutson

Duration:01:05:46

Fiber Talk Nicola & Gary On Big Projects & High Linen Count Linen

5/12/2018
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It’s a spur-of-the-moment podcast with Gary and Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers in which they discuss why you shouldn’t fear large projects and/or high-count ground cloth. Basically, there’s nothing to fear. Jump in with both feet and enjoy the experience–Gary and Christine Listen to the podcast: The podcast is also available on … Continue reading Fiber Talk Nicola & Gary On Big Projects & High Linen Count Linen

Duration:00:19:07

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-9-18

5/9/2018
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Seven days after the last time we did it, we return for another midweek chat. This time around we go down an unplanned path and talk about needlework, artist easels, and the Sarah Braizear 1829 Stitch Along we’re doing with Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Sunday’s guest: Barbara Hutson, Queenstown Sampler Designs.–Gary and Christine Listen to the … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-9-18

Duration:00:58:06

Fiber Talk with Jill Vendituoli

5/6/2018
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The long Maine winter nights led this week’s guest, Jill Vendituoli, to teach herself needlepoint and develop a unique approach to design, thread, and color use. Her designs are big, bold, beautiful, and make it clear that needlework is not a craft but truly another art form. We are confident you will enjoy this week’s … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Jill Vendituoli

Duration:00:43:10

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-2-18

5/2/2018
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The best time to do a Midweek Chat is on Wednesday. This week we talk about the Gary’s embroidery efforts, his visit with Vicki LoPiccolo Jennet and her daughter Maegan, Vonna’s new video, Gary’s new favorite text needlepoint design, and the Sarah Braizear 1829 Stitch Along we’re doing with Sassy Jacks Stitchery Sunday’s guest: Jill … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 5-2-18

Duration:00:46:04

Fiber Talk with Kathy Andrews

4/29/2018
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The talented embroiderer, designer, and teacher Kathy Andrews, of The Unbroken Thread, joins us for a thoroughly enjoyable conversation about embroidery, crewel work, needlework in Europe, the Royal School of Needlework, her new studio in Iowa, teaching embroidery, and a ton of other stitching topics. Don’t miss this one.–Gary and Christine Listen to the podcast: … Continue reading Fiber Talk with Kathy Andrews

Duration:00:59:52

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 4-25-18

4/25/2018
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We’ve made it to another Wednesday and another Midweek Chat. This week we talk about the Sarah Braizear 1829 Stitch Along we’re doing with Sassy Jacks Stitchery, explain how to win a Hands-Across-The-Sea sampler, and visit the Chilly Hollow website to acquire some tips about embellishing painted canvases. Note, this show was recorded before we … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 4-25-18

Duration:00:42:21

Fiber Talk 4-22-18 Refresher

4/22/2018
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Because we posted this week’s “Sunday show” this past Friday and Fiber Talk listeners are used to Sunday postings, we’re doing an extra post to keep you in synch. If you missed it, this week’s guest is Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers and our topic is reproduction samplers and the newly introduced, … Continue reading Fiber Talk 4-22-18 Refresher

Duration:01:02:13

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 4-18-25

4/18/2018
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Seven days have passed, making it Wednesday once again. This time we’re hinting at upcoming events we’re doing with Sassy Jacks Stitchery and Hands Across the Sea Samplers, Christine psychoanalyzes Gary (it’s scary), and we answer the question, Where do you put your hoop hardware? We hope you enjoy the show. Sunday’s guest is Nicola … Continue reading Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 4-18-25

Duration:00:32:25