Sunday, March 7, 2010

Have You Seen Threadworx Journal?

Have you heard about the new, fiber e-publication (currently complimentary) called Threadworx Journal? The Journal is a bi-monthly publication that premiered in January 2010; it offers both Cross Stitch and Needlepoint.

A review of the Table of Contents is a clear indication that this is much more than a newsletter:

News & Events
What’s New
Book Review
Stash away
Needlework Tech
All About Stitch Guides
Fiber & Color
Quick Stitch Free Designs
Bird Club Series (free bird design in each issue)

It truly is “A reference publication for fiber, color and stitching”. As I read the first issue, my eyes danced through the What’s New section; 6 pages of beautiful Threadworx fibers. The new colors in Wool, Cotton Floss, Legacy, and Metallic are eye-candy for sure! Reading a bit further, I came across creative pattern designs that utilized these wonderful fibers. Be sure to print out the reference pages they offer a very helpful Fiber Guide detailing which fibers, including number of strands, can be used with various fabrics.

Who is the mastermind behind the new Threadworx Journal? The very talented Beth Hendzlik, the designer of Fanci That cross-stitch designs! Being that I am such a fan of her designs, I was very excited when I met up with her through online blogging! I was honored when Beth asked if I would be interested in stitching the cross stitch model for the Threadworx Journal Bird Club Series. Each issue will feature a Bird Design with Pattern/Stitch Guide and will highlight a particular fiber, February featured the Cardinal and April will feature the Hummingbird.

Below is a picture of the Cardinal design that I stitched. To understand the meaning of “Creating with Fiber” you must look at what Beth did with the design after I returned it to her…it is awesome!



Now how great is that? I just love the finished look! Beth added the featured fiber: Legacy fiber, which gives the feathery effect. Detailed instructions for creating this look can be found in the premiere edition of Theadworx Journal.

I love Beth’s idea of making each of the birds into an ornament to display year round. I think one would look so cute perched in my new Feather Tree.

Don't miss out, be sure to take a look at Threadworx Journal and have it delivered to your email. Subscribe here it is as easy as that! I have added this link on my sidebar.

Beth, I wish you great success with your new venture with Threadworx. Your Premiere edition of Threadworx Journal is wonderful; I look forward to the Spring Issue! If you would like to read more about Beth Hendzlink, there is a very nice article in Nuts About Needlepoint.

Until next time...


Paula C. said...

Congratulations Marie! Will you be stitching all of the models then?

Missy Ann said...

Thanks for the link, went & signed up.

MelissaD said...

Thank you for the great link. Since it's mid-March do you know if there's a way to get the previous newsletter(s)?
Thanks again!