Sunday, April 29, 2012

Member Dues

are being collected at the May Chapter Meeting
by Elaine, Membership Chairman.

Annual Dues are $55.00

Elaine will mail in our
dues on 
MAY 31, 2012.

This is the current breakdown:

$37.00 The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) 
 No change from last year.

$3.00   Great Lakes Region (GLR) 
Was $1.00 last year.

$15.00 Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana 
Our chapter dues have not changed.

$55.00 Total

Contact Elaine.

Fund Raiser

Clip the invitation above ---


Monday, May 7 - 19, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Treasures, Part Three

Thx SueD for sharing with us!!!

These surface embroidered motifs
were scattered on a square
linen tablecloth - size probably for a card table.

The floral are satin stitch, lazy daisyButtonhole wheel,  

Here is an image of the directions ...

Below - an incomplete motif; however, you can see the 
lines on the linen of the overall motif.

Same cloth - another flower basket motif with

Here is an image of the directions:

This is a corner motif - a charming flower

Image of the directions:

And another corner flower started ...

Image of the directions:

This is what the directions looked like:

with the suggested fiber colors:

I hope you have enjoyed the vintage pieces.   
Thank you Sue for sharing.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Treasures, Part Two

SueD shares (part two) ...
This beautiful embroidered flower,
is one of many on
this vintage blue linen.

The surface stitches are spectacular!!!

This piece sports TWO different techniques for
finishing.   Two sides have the linen rolled, and hemstitched --
one side is rolled, with a 4-sided stitch.

And look!  The original pattern!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meeting Reminder

Per Renee R:

2013 Needle Art Exhibit 
Organizational Meeting

Thursday, April 26th

6:30-8:00 p.m. 

@Renee's home

Among many agenda items will be
where future meetings will be held (and when).

Please come to the meeting, along
with your ideas.   All input welcome.

Comments +/or Questions?
Contact Renee or e-mail Needle Artisans

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Treasures, Part One

Sue D was given personal momentos when
her Aunt Roberta passed away.

This envelope was among
embroidered linens, hemstitched cloths,
and a box of fibers.

This envelope
(notice the 1 cent stamp?)
contained this Child's Prayer

And, yes ... the linen was
a very colorful purple-berry color!
The linen threads were drawn out, linen rolled,
and beautiful hemstitching around the entire cloth.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

White work ....

This is my best

Thought I'd share a pdf file
that I stumbled upon earlier today ....

Pulled Work:  a Whitework Needle Lace Technique
Class for West Kingdom Needleworkers

The pdf has information on white work,
pulled thread --- along with photographs,
diagrams and hints for creating
your own pulled thread star.
Also, there are several links 
on the Lynx Lace web site with
patterns, diagrams, + tutorials .

Enjoy whitework today ; )

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Third week-end each month

Say What?

What is a Hermie???

check it out:

Blackwork ....

Contemporary Blackwork
Call for Artists

The Embroiderers' Guild of America is seeking work for an exhibition of contemporary blackwork
embroidery that will be on display at EGA National Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky from February 1 - June 29, 2013.
All members of the EGA, the Embroiderers Association of Canada, the Embroiderers' Guild UK, the Association of New Zealand Embroiderers Guilds, the Australia Embroiderers Guilds, and the American Needlepoint Guild are invited to enter. For more details and all the specifics,


Friday, April 13, 2012

Dorset Buttons - Embroidered Buttons

Thought I'd share information and tutorial links for embroidered buttons.
- these buttons are popping up
around blog land, and on some
Crazy Quilt  projects.

They are called Dorset Buttons.

If you were interested in making your own,
with knowledge of the Spider Web Stitch, and
button hole stitch -- you can follow the
steps shown in this tutorial, or

Once you understand the basics,
take a look at the buttons
on the British Button Society web site.

Many possibilities!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

1930s Quilts

Tuesday, April 10th

Kankakee Valley
Historical Society will feature
1930s Quilts 

Program at 6:30pm

101 East Daumer Road
Kouts, Indiana 46347
(219) 766-2271

per the
NW Ind Times:

"Sandy Strader will give a presentation on quilts and quilting of the 1930s era.  her presentation will include a discussion of the colors, fabrics and fabric styles, as well as quilt blocks and how they were named.  She will show some of her quilts and quilt blocks representative of the era."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fund Raising Sale

invitation  (above)
is for 10% of your total purchase donated 

As a bonus, you will receive 10% off
all framing materials for your support of this event.

Valid from
Monday, May 7, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2912

contact Renee R

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sign Up - April General Meeting

The sign-up for the Art Institute of Chicago trip 

on Saturday April 21st

 will continue at the April general meeting.

Check the Newsletter or your e-mail for details.
Questions?   Contact Renee

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st is International Tatting Day

is celebrated by
eating chocolates
and creating tatted lace!

Tatted lace is made with
or hooks.

If interested, free on-line classes are available
for needle and shuttle tatting.

See the web sites:   
On line tatting classes
AND ....  
On line

for details.