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Fiber Talk with Rachel Winters

10/20/2019
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Joining us this week is Rachel Winters of Flora Embroidery GA. Rachel is one of those rare people who creates embroidery designs, stitches them, and then sells the finished product. As you can tell from her company name, she focuses on flora and fauna and, as you can see from her work, has a real […]

Duration:01:04:20

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-16-19

10/16/2019
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It’s been a full month since Arlene and Gary gathered for a Wednesday chat. It was good to catch up and to talk about teaching needlework to young children, the Halo Bolt backup battery, Jessica Grimm and the Modern Folk Embroidery Agnes Dei Lenten SAL, band samplers, and new HATS introductions. Sunday’s guest: Rachel Winters–Arlene […]

Duration:00:51:19

Fiber Talk with Ann Strite-Kurz

10/13/2019
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This week’s guest is designer, teacher, and author, Ann Strite-Kurz. Ann is certified in canvas embroidery by the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN) and teaches regularly at seminars sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and the American Needlepoint Guild. She also holds a Master Craftsman certificate in canvas from EGA. She has authored ten […]

Duration:01:06:08

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-9-19

10/9/2019
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We’re equidistant between weekends and have gathered, under the sponsorship of Sassy Jacks Stitchery, to do some more chatting. No surprise that we recap our experiences at the Bristol Sampler weekend with Claudia Dutcher Kistler, items we bought, and new stitching plans. Don’t miss the nine videos we produced during our weekend. You can see […]

Duration:00:50:41

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 10-2-19

10/2/2019
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Another week has flown by and we’re back to chat again. This show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, which is our weekend destination. We’ll be attending the Claudia Dutcher Bristol Orphanage Samplers lecture series and workshops and doing some broadcasting along the way. This week we talk about our plans, along with more on […]

Duration:00:55:46

Fiber Talk with Natalie Dupuis

9/29/2019
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Natalie Dupuis joins us this week to talk about goldwork, Or Nue, Italian shading, and other things related to metallic needlework. Natalie is a self-taught needleworker, designer, and teacher who has made great strides in a relatively short time and has developed an influential presence in today’s goldwork world. She regularly studies at the Royal […]

Duration:00:59:04

Fiber Talk with Kelly Fletcher

9/22/2019
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Kelly Fletcher is our guest this week. She is a talented embroidery designer and author located in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition to an extensive library of designs, Kelly has authored three books and contributed to “Inspirations” magazine, among others. Her project book, “Embroidered Home,” has been translated to the Finnish language under the title […]

Duration:00:57:46

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-18-19

9/18/2019
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It’s Wednesday and it’s a long chat, so get some extra beer/wine or do another lap of your walking route. As always, we’re sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Please support them because they help make these podcasts possible. Our topics include our plans to participate in the Bristol Orphanage Sampler event at Sassy Jacks in […]

Duration:01:27:58

Fiber Talk with Gay Ann Rogers III

9/15/2019
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It’s been more than a year since we talked with Gay Ann Rogers and that’s too long. Sassy Jacks sponsors this week’s conversation with one of the best in the business. Our topics include defining a world-class stitcher; what makes you a beginner, intermediate, or advanced stitcher; and factors that constitute good stitching technique. Since […]

Duration:01:10:44

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-11-19

9/11/2019
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Arlene and Gary have gathered once again for some needlework conversation. This time we discuss the Montenegrin stitch, Arlene’s whitework efforts, holding needlework, floor and lap stands, and whether we can live without DMC. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we enjoyed recording it. Sunday’s guest: Gay Ann Rogers–Arlene and Gary Listen […]

Duration:00:57:29

Fiber Talk with Barbara Kershaw

9/8/2019
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Our guest this week is whitework designer Barbara Kershaw. The show is sponsored by The Attic Needlework shop. Whitework techniques are some of the most beautiful forms of thread manipulation that we have, all with very old-world origins. Barbara is one of the truly talented people we have today who are not just keeping those […]

Duration:01:07:04

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 9-4-19

9/4/2019
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The midweek conversation is between Vonna and Gary, with Sassy Jacks Stitchery sponsoring the show. This week we talk a bit about the Queen’s Sampler Project, sponsored by Sassy Jacks, in preparation for our video update later in the week. We also talk about whitework and determining ground-cloth size. There is no memory of what […]

Duration:01:04:37

Fiber Talk with Thea Dueck

9/1/2019
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This week I have the privilege of conversing with Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler. Thea is a talented needleworker and needlework designer who has done it all from becoming proficient with several stitching techniques to working in a needlework store and moving on to create and develop two needlework design businesses and a active teaching […]

Duration:01:02:25

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-28-19

8/28/2019
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We’ve reached the day that starts the downhill slide to the weekend. Debbie and Gary are this Wednesday’s chatters and the subjects include online classes, what ghosting means and how it can be a real plus, the American Needlepoint Guild seminar and how it’s much more than classes, power blocks for your lights and magnifiers, […]

Duration:00:46:46

Fiber Talk with Carolyn Mitchell

8/25/2019
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Carolyn Mitchell is my guest this week. She is an extremely talented counted-canvas designer, former owner of a needlework shop that she moved multiple times, and a teacher. Carolyn is skilled at several needlework techniques, but focuses on needlepoint and hardanger. Her designs these days mix multiple techniques to result in original and creative needle […]

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-21-19

8/21/2019
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It’s chat day and Arlene and Gary are doing the chatting. Topics include the Queen’s Sampler Project sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, the new Needle Art on Charts business, Arlene’s ANG Seminar win with her Gossamer Lace project, Gary’s conversation with a hot-air-balloon chase guy and how it relates to needlework, and state fairs. We […]

Duration:00:55:25

Fiber Talk with Barbara Hutson II

8/18/2019
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Barbara Hutson, owner of Queenstown Sampler Designs, returns to join Vonna and Gary for a discussion about North American samplers and how they fit into the history of the needle arts. The show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. This week’s show is an enlightening discussion of Mexican samplers, their origins, designs/styles, and the role […]

Duration:01:01:01

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-14-19

8/14/2019
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We have reached the middle of the week once again. Vonna and Gary are the chatters and Sassy Jacks Stitchery is the sponsor. As for topics, Vonna bought a couple of samplers because she didn’t have enough and Gary bought another set of noise-canceling headphones and they’re the best ever! After we talked about those […]

Duration:01:08:23

Fiber Talk with Alison Cole II

8/11/2019
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Well-executed goldwork is jaw-dropping, whether you have a clue about needlework or not. It also often intimidating to needleworkers who are considering giving it a go. No need to fear. Alison Cole returns this week with a new book, “The Goldwork Masterclass,” and some words of advice that will eliminate your apprehension and give you […]

Duration:01:04:27

Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 8-7-19

8/7/2019
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It’s that day that starts with a W and this week’s chatters are Gary and Debbie Rowley. Topics include working with metallic threads (Thanks for the tips, Debbie), needlework as gifts, needles, and a few stories. Remember to save 15% at Sassy Jacks on sampler kits we mentioned on our two most-recent Sampler Sunday shows […]

Duration:00:53:10