2018 Chapter Projects

2018 has a myriad of fun projects and techniques:

  • Winter Stars is a quick workup based on a free chart from Rainbow Gallery and led by Cathryn.  NJNA provided members with the canvas and Edwardian provided thread kits for purchase.  This is also a great stash-busting project!
    Screenshot 2018-02-19 21.03.52
  • Valentine Heart is another good stash-busting project that is a quick workup based on a free chart from Carole Lake of Stitchplay designs. As with many other projects, NJNA will provide the light blue canvas. The website for the design listed six threads, but Cathryn substituted more readily-available threads instead. You will need 6-inch by 6-inch stretcher bars. The official thread list follows along with Cathryn’s choices so raid your red stash and substitute copiously:
    • Design Threads
      • Shimmer Blend Ribbon red/wine 39
        DMC Perle Cotton #8 white
        Tiara Red Blend T145
        Kreinik #8 braid 003HL and 002
        Needle Necessities OD perle cotton #8 155
    • Cathryn’s Threads
      • Neon Rays + NP26 (2 cards in place of shimmer blend ribbon)
        DMC Perle Cotton #8 white
        Treasure Braid TR295 (instead of Tiara Blend)
        Kreinik #8 braid 003HL and 002
        Threadworx 81089 Bleeding Heart (instead Needle Necessities OD)
        Screenshot 2018-02-19 21.05.47
  • In March, we will have a program about our website and blog, including how to submit blog entries.
  • “Mille Fleur” is a small eyelet design for which NJNA will provide the white canvas in April. This is a study in eyelets and another good stash-buster!
    Screenshot 2018-02-19 21.14.41
  • NJNA is pleased to announce that we will stitch David McCaskill’s “Patriotic Topiary” in May and June. The cost of the kit will be $45 and it includes directions, drawn canvas, and embellishments.
    Screenshot 2018-02-19 21.14.11
  • Other projects are still in the planning stages for the rest of the year!