I love going to the shows as its such a great way to get rejuvenated about needlepoint. I went last minute and it was a whirlwind trip. What was new and remarkable? I can’t remember, my mind and memory was overloaded but I will share what I can remember, not to say these were show highlights. Kreinik introduced a new holographic thread line in 12 colors. I can’t say I know of a thread like it. It sparkles with a rainbow of color (is this what makes it holographic?) each color way is very intense. I placed an order for 8 and 12 braid as well as 1/16″ ribbon for the shop to try out (also available in blending filament). Its going to be fun to see what it works best as; stars, ornaments, eyes, anything you want to be super colorful and super shiny.
Next a long awaited online presence, Lee Needlearts now has a website. www.newleesneedlearts.com Alice Peterson introduced a stitch n’zip tallit bags and Kindle covers. Rainbow Gallery added a few more colors to their Silk Lame line.
I took a class with Lauri Walden and learned how to felt onto canvas, a wonderful technique for animals. It easy to shade and contour as I will do more of when I have the whole rabbit complete. It looks better in real life but silk ribbon done in the chain stitch is a nice way to create flowers, I think an overdyed ribbon would even be better. The blue flower petals are a long stitch over french knots, this little bit of padding leaves you with a soft shape. Canvas is by Ann Wheat Pace.