Fiber Talk

By Gary L. Parr, Christine Williams

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A twice-weekly podcast for Fiber Art hobbyists.

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Fiber Talk with Nicola Parkman III
Sassy Jacks Stitchery is sponsoring this week’s show with Nicola Parkman of Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Nicola joins Vonna and Gary to walk about what she’s learned during her time acquiring and reproducing a large number of samplers. We also learn about her latest introduction, Mary Lea 1793, the new printing of the Hannah […]
Jul 21, 2019
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-17-19
It’s that day that occurs halfway between Sundays, the show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, and Vonna and Gary have gathered to talk about The Queen’s Sampler Project sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, Fiber Talk needle minders, Sampler Sunday on July 28, Needles, an ANG Fox Chapter project, and show we watch while stitching. […]
Jul 17, 2019
Fiber Talk with Ilke Cochrane II
Ilke Cochrane returns for a second visit this week. It’s rather common to talk to guests who have completed some form of education with the Royal School of Needlework. But Ilke is in the early stages of a certificate program, so I was anxious to talk to her and learn what she’s experiencing. Now I […]
Jul 14, 2019
Fiber Talk Queen’s Sampler, Sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery, Kickoff Day
Note, the video linked below is a new version with all of the audio. If you listened to the previous version and weren’t able to hear the final 10 min., jump to the 30 min. mark in this one to hear that discussion. Sorry for the hassle and confusion. Gary It’s day one of the […]
Jul 13, 2019
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-10-19
We’ve found the middle of the week again and Debbie Rowley and I set out to do a show offering tips for beginning stitchers. The show ended up being an interesting discussion about topics such as project difficulty, how many tools we actually need, and maximizing stitching time. We enjoyed having the discussion and hope […]
Jul 11, 2019
Fiber Talk with Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett and Maegan Jennett
Needlework Press is a unique, multi-faceted business, created and operated by my guests Vickie LoPiccolo Jennett and Maegan Jennett. This week’s show is sponsored by Sassy Jacks Stitchery. Needlework press, at its core, is a sampler-reproduction operation. But they go much beyond offering samplers to include writing articles, producing books, publishing a popular needlework calendar, […]
Jul 07, 2019
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 7-3-19
Wednesday has arrived once again, Sassy Jacks is sponsoring the show, and Vonna and Gary have gathered for another round of stitching chit chat. The list is long this week. It includes massive Fiber Talk audience growth, Fiber Talk needle minders, Sampler Sunday, what you can learn by entering competitions, the eve of the Queen’s […]
Jul 03, 2019
Fiber Talk with Margaret Lee
Chinese and Japanese embroidery are two of the finest forms of needlework art and my guest this week, Margaret Lee, is one of the more talented practitioners of both embroidery forms. Margaret shares a wide range of insights into the history and techniques that result in art pieces that never fail to captivate viewers. In […]
Jun 30, 2019
Fiber Talk Midweek Chat, 6-26-19
It’s Wishful Wednesday, Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring the show, and Arlene and I are talking about some (note the operative word “some”) of the projects we have in our stash that we would really like to stitch but simply can’t seem to get into the rotation. If you’re curious about techniques other than the […]
Jun 26, 2019
Fiber Talk Sampler Sunday
It’s Sampler Sunday with Vonna and Gary. We’ve been planning for some time to do a Wednesday show in which we talk about what we like about the samplers we own. We never seem to get to it, so we decided to record a special show, thus our first Sampler Sunday. Even better is that […]
Jun 24, 2019