In continuation of our 100th episode celebration, guest of Knitting Daily TV Series 800 Beth Gantz is back to share some more needlepoint trend info and a customized give-away! (Thanks, Beth! See below for details.) What's hot in the needlearts these days? And what can knitters and crocheters do to join in the stitching party? How can you use stitching to add a personal touch to your work or ready-mades and show off your creativity? Join guest blogger Beth Gantz as she shares more ideas on being a trendy needleartist!
Watch Beth on Knitting Daily TV Episode 801 as she joins Shay to discuss trends in the needlearts today:
Embellishing your needlepoint is the latest in needlepoint trends. It's all about the bling! Having fun with threads, crystals, and charms translates to fun pieces that are also fun to stitch. Needlepoint is a great opportunity to get yourself get a little wild and show your glizty, glittery side. Shown on this episode are DMC Memory Thread, Kreinik's Hot Wire and metallic threads, sequin beads from The Collections, and overdyed threads from Weeks Dye Works.
Watch Beth on Knitting Daily TV Episode 809 as she meets up with Shay again to focus on trendy bags and totes from Beth Gantz Designs that incorporate the needlearts, so you can wear your work on your shoulder and show off your skills:
The idea of taking needle point and applying it to the front of the tote has been another hugely successful trend. Whether you want to needlepoint your own design or use a canvas to create one, the tote bag is the ultimate way to make sure your work is seen. You can customize it to your wardrobe, add some spark to your summer beach bag, or even give a needlepoint bag or tote as a truly original handmade gift that friends and family will most certainly use.
The bags shown on this segment can be found at your local needlepoint store. Please visit www.tnna.org to find a store near you, or contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to learn needlepoint?
Are you a seasoned needlepointer looking for a fun new canvas to work on?
Enter to win one of Beth's newest designs: the Lime Pink Black Striped Dot initial design on 14 mesh canvas. This fun monogram (pictured above right) can be customized for the winner in any letter you'd like. Or, if you'd prefer, you can also choose the Pink Aqua Lime Flower (pictured left). These stitching canvas chooses are great for spring and summer.
Beth is also including a tote bag with the canvas for one lucky winner! So, you can stitch your initial or flower and then add it to a fun tote bag to show off your work!
Simply comment on this blog post and you're automatically entered to win the canvas and tote from Beth Gantz Designs. Tell us about your needlework - have you stitch before? What trends do you see in your needlearts world? Have you ever stitched with metallic threads? Embellished your needlework? We want to know! We'll randomly select one winner at noon Central Time on Monday, April 30th, and contact the winner directly for your canvas choice--either the initial canvas or flower option.
And be sure to watch Beth on this season of Knitting Daily TV Series 800, now airing on Public Television nationwide. Or, get the entire Series 800 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection! Click here to purchase DVDs and individual episodes of this season or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.
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This blog post has been sponsored by Beth Gantz Designs and The National Needleart Association (TNNA).