For the second time in a month, I’ve come across a magazine cover with an embroidered image. The latest (June 1, 2020) issue of The New Yorker has am embroidered by long-time cartoonist Roz Chast. The piece includes chain stitch, satin stitch, back stitch and French knots. In a short interview published online, Chast saysContinue reading “Rox Chast: Cartoonist and Embroiderer”
The cover of the current issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly is an embroidered piece by textile artist and Princeton graduate Diana Buri Weymar. I thought you might like to see it.
You’ve likely heard of the shortage of face masks during the current coronavirus pandemic. The CDC says “In settings where facemasks are not available, health care providers might use homemade masks (e.g., bandana, scarf) for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered personal protective equipment, since theirContinue reading “Sewing Face Masks”
The chart for a reproduction Australian sampler ~ Jane Marshall 1857 ~ is being sold to benefit the Rural Fire Services (RFS) of Katoomba/Leura and Wentworth Falls. The background on this project, including information on the RFS can be found at https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/product/jane-marshall-1857-a-fund-raiser-for-two-brigades-of-the-nsw-rural-fire-service/
Woodlawn has announced the events happening during the 2020 Needlework Exhibition in March. Some of the topics, including a talk by Catherine Jordan on needlework maps, and the Shenandoah Tapestry are familiar to Loudoun Sampler Guild members, while others are farther afield: Poplin, Lawn & Whipcord: The Fiber Art of Roxana Geffen Strong Women: EmbroideryContinue reading “Needlework Events at Woodlawn”
The Loudoun Sampler Guild has been lucky to have amazing, talented members who have shared their work with us. Betsy Morgan was one of the original members the LSG, and we’ve often gotten a “first look” at her wonderful projects. Over the years, members have stitched her Toy Chest Etui, Virgin Queen’s Stitching Wallet andContinue reading “Betsy Morgan’s Book is almost here”