Embroidery – a Suggested site from Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley

The Thistle-Thread is a wonderful embroidery site that I just discovered!  Love it.

Advertisements
Link | Posted on by | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sewing Classes – Holiday Dressing for Mother and Daughter

This gallery contains 5 photos.


In just 4 weeks you and your daughter could be wearing matching holiday outfits – Classes are forming now and will meet on Friday Evenings from 5pm – 8pm  flexible drop in start times make it easy on your schedule.  Call … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged | Leave a comment

Pottery Barn Charleston Slipcovers by Needle Arts Guild – available here!


The Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley is happy to expand it's slipcovers to include Pottery Barn's Charleston Sofa

The Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley is happy to expand it’s slipcovers to include Pottery Barn’s Charleston Sofa

We are happy to announce that we now offer a few additional Pottery Barn Slipcovers.  The latest addition to our slipcover family  is the Charleston Sofa and chairs.  We are also expanding our Lee Industries styles to include their loveseats and chairs as well as their sofas.

I make beautiful custom made covers that come in a variety of lovely fabrics.  Soft, practical and durable twills, linen blends, cottons, matelassé, velvets and more.

Just e-mail with your color preferences and we will get to work looking for the fabric that is just right for you.

needleartsguildhhv@gmail.com

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Woodland in Wool Project – Crewel Embroidy Stitch-along


Woodland in Wool Project - Crewel Embroidy Stitch-along

After finishing the outer petal leaves, I moved on to the stem and a few leaves. The last three inner flower petal will be worked with a couching stitch so I am saving that for a bit later.

Image | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment

Crewel Embroidery Project: Woodland in Wool


Crewel Embroidery Project: Woodland in Wool

This cute wooly project will be my first on-line workshop. I will be  posting weekly updates on how this project progresses and, hopefully learn to become more savvy with how to post beautiful and more details pictures.

I am working on this project with a group of ladies from the Beacon area – we meet once a week on Thursday evenings and if we really click then I am hoping to establish a Regional Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America.  But taking one step and stitch at a time…we will do Woodland in Wool.

We met for the first time last Thursday at  Bank Square, a local coffee house which provided less than perfect lighting.  I drew the flowers and helped everyone hoop up and then we started to work the red flower on practice fabric.  Once we have completed this test/practice flower we will transfer the entire project onto larger piece of linen and work to completion. We will be moving our meetings to our local Library where we will have the room to spread out and set up some good sewing lights.

This project was found in a book in my local library called “Embroidery Companion” by Alicia Paulson and gives fairly good instructions on how to work the piece

.51gN4CP5+SL._SX258_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_

The first thing we have done here is outline the flower petals with one strand of red Paternayan 100% virgin wool yarn in stem stitch. One of the first things we discovered is the importance of using a good hoop! Cheap-o hoops just do not hold the fabric tightly and bend too much. I have a good wooden hoop inherited from my mother, but do not know the manufacturer.

Snapshot_20131110_3
It has a nice wing nut to enable a good tightening and it’s got nice 1″ wide hoop bands..

More next week!

Your comments and suggestions are very welcome as this is the first on-going project that I have ever posted and I would like to get better and better at it as time goes on….

Posted in Embroidery Projects, News and Updates, Sewing etc. | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Needle Arts Guild @ Mission Main Street Grants


Needle Arts Guild @ Mission Main Street Grants

There could be a Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley retail store in the near future. I am working very hard to establish a dedicated work space and retail home for N.A.G. here in Beacon. My on-line sales have done wonderfully, but manufacturing slipcovers in volume gets to be a bit much when you are working in a home studio. My on-line presence has given me the ability to reach enough people to qualify for a Mission Main Street Grant. If I am one of the luck 12 to receive a small business grant I will be able to open a retail store in a visible Main Street Beacon location and finally have enough space to give classes that are not around my kitchen table!! I hope everyone that finds my site will go to my Mission Main Street Grants page and vote for Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley – and if I am very lucky – I could be selected as a deserving small business!

Please Vote for my Small Business Now! Dead line is Nov 15:
https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/44602

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Reupholstery Work – How To Video – Available at Needle Arts Guild in Beacon NY


The Fall is truly upon us and everyone is starting to change gears to spending more time indoors.  In addition to the slipcover work that keeps me rather busy,  I have a sofa that has been waiting until I have some time to do the re-upholster work.   I think I am ready to tackle that project – choosing the fabric is the hardest part!  I would like to post, for the first time ever, short video clips of the steps that I go through when fully striping down a piece of furniture and building it back again from the frame up.   Check back next week – I will post weekly updates every Saturday – hopefully the first post will include a clip of the sofa deconstruction…followed by the how to select fabric and then 5 segments on putting it all back together.

Posted in Slipcovers | Tagged | 2 Comments

Beacon NY News: Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley WILL establish a Sew & Vac retail store in Beacon


Beacon NY News: Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley WILL establish a Sew & Vac retail store in Beacon

I am more than 1/2 way to obtaining the votes I need to qualify for one of Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants. The dead line for your votes of support is Nov 15, so please go to the web site and vote now.
…as you know, I am a small sewing business with a Big Dream. I want to open a Sew N Vac type store on Main Street in Beacon – one that sells and services sewing machines as well as offers a variety of sewing classes, fine fabrics and notions. I would also continue to develop my on-line slipcover sales. Please vote at Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants for the Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley to qualify for a small business grant – Please vote now – I need the votes to qualify and the dead line is Nov 15th
https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/44602

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Needle Arts Commissioned to do the staging of Flintlock Farm Historical Home

I have just been contracted to do all the textile work (window treatments and canopies and bed linens) for this wonderful historic Homestead.  Captain Pollack’s Flintlock Farm is going to be a fantastic home to work in and I will be posting updates and photos of our progress. 

http://www.harvardpress.com/Home/AllArticles/tabid/2190/ID/8839/Still_Rivers_Flintlock_Farm_featured_in_Early_American_Life_magazine.aspx

 

and please make sure to vote at: https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/44602

Link | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Sewing and Embroidery in New York’s Hudson Valley is on the rise! Vote Now…https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/44602


Sewing and Embroidery in New York's Hudson Valley is on the rise!  Vote Now...https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/44602If you love sewing, hand embroidery, quilting, crochet, knitting please, please log onto Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants and vote for Needle Arts Guild of Historic Hudson Valley NOW! Time is almost up for me to procure 250 votes. If everyone that hits my blog site votes I will get there. Please do it now! https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/44602

Image | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment