Adding Words to Your Embroidery

If you ever want to add words to your cross stitch, needlepoint, or embroidery, this is a website which will allow you to download (free) a chart of whatever you want to write. You have a choice of four fonts for cross stitch or needlepoint and two fonts for backstitch. It’s great for name tags, samplers, etc.

http://tinyurl.com/4tfb98g

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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Road trip! The tapestry was on exhibition in New Glasgow at the New Glasgow Street Theatre, and several of our members took the opportunity to go view it. The work itself was created to illustrate the histories of Scottish migrants throughout the world, and the vividly coloured embroidery on display was certainly inspiring. The story of its creation and pictures of all the panels can be found at scottishdiasporatapestry.org

Christmas 2016

Our annual Christmas luncheon and ornament exchange was held at the Inn on the Lake, Fall River. As in past years, the venue was perfect and everyone had a great time. The shape for this year’s ornament was a wreath, and the finished examples did not fail to impress. Looking forward to a great 2017!

Ornaments 2016

New Stumpwork Book

Recently added to the library is  “Tips Tricks and Stitches,” Kay and Michael Dennis, published by Kay Dennis Stumpwork.

The subtitle on this book describes it as, “A handbook of embroidery and needlelace stitches and techniques used in stumpwork.” This is an excellent small reference manual for guidance whenever you want to do stumpwork. It includes such techniques as couching wires, padding, slips, working over molds, and using metal threads. There are diagrams for 32 embroidery and needlelace stitches and six projects: bird, bee, snail, free-standing flower, strawberries, and a bird.