Friday, December 14, 2012

National ANG Seminar Awards gallery

If you want to see some exquisite stitching , go to links below  from the 2012 ANG seminar. The website is

Blair Chair

 The Blair House is the President's Guest House and among the home’s extensive furnishings is a wing back chair with needlepoint upholstery that originally done by President  Roosevelt’s daughter-in-law. In time, the threads faded and became worn by use, and house conservators approached the American Needlepoint Guild in August 2010 about recreating the upholstery.  Here are the pictures of the chair before and after . And also a wonderful article on ANG president, Pat Rogers and her part is this fine project.

  before restoration 

  after restoration

  article on Pat Rogers 

  The Best in Show Award went to this beautiful chair. It was stitched on congress cloth  in a summer palatte of blues and greens. Titled Summer Winds, this chair tells the story of the stitcher's life on Cape Cod . If  you are a guild member there are wonderful closeup pictures in the latest issue of Needlepointers. This is truly an exceptional piece of original needle art by Nancy Hellstrom.

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