We are off and running for the 2019 SOTM for NJNA. This year we are stitching ANG’s Stitch of the Month which is a mystery project by By Debbie Rowley, Linda Reinmiller, Mary Knapp, and Pat Hartman. You can find the information at https://www.needlepoint.org/page/SOTM2019 using your ANG login and password information.
Check out the July 20, 2017 video on the Needle Arts Mystery Retreat LLC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/126832707361178/videos/1603655769678857/ which shows how the four designers “reveal” the project each year at the retreat. It’s interesting to see what one of their designs looks like in the four colorways that they’ve chosen.
The first challenge for this year’s SOTM is picking a colorway and canvas since we have no idea what the project will look like. The designers have suggested colorways based on what they did in stitching the models. However, they do not always identify which color they used where. This surely will generate a lot of discussion throughout the year. Noelle was surfing the web (do we still use that terminology or am we showing our age?) for help trying to pick colors. She found a color wheel tool at www.sessions.edu/color-calculator/ that I’m sure will be helpful for many projects. You can follow NJNA’s 2019 SOTM progress on our blog.
Here are tips from our first session:
- If you are using Debbie Rowley’s colorway, there are three threads missing from the Materials List – S211, S504, and S931; these are all DMC Satin Flosses. There is supposed to be a correction posted to the ANG website but it’s not there yet.
- When you are stitching the horizontal threads for the Teardrop in Step 1 make note that they are not symmetrical. One side comes to a point!
- Sue C. came up with a quick way to remember the weaving pattern in the Teardrop – the odd-numbered vertical threads go OVER the first horizontal thread and the even-numbered vertical threads go UNDER the first horizontal thread.
- For the Crescent in Step 2, Rosie figured out that a 60-inch length of thread is needed to stitch the entire Crescent (four diagrams). AND, pay attention to the numbering on those Crescents.
- The My Feed section on the ANG website contains discussions about SOTM (as well as other topics) posted by ANG members. You should see it in the My Profile box on the right side of the screen when you log in.
You can follow NJNA’s 2019 SOTM progress on our blog here.