Having just finished up our fourteenth year (!) of creating a 3" x 3" heraldic cross stitch chart every month (see our Free Stuff page for the past year's worth), and not getting a whole lot of feedback about whether people: (1) even
know about them; (2) think about them if they do know; and (3) consider it worth the time and effort to keep on creating them, I am asking for your opinion about them. Take a look (if you haven't already), click on over to the
Needlework page for an idea of the ones that I've done in the past, and let me know what you think. Are they useful? Is there any interest in them? Should I keep creating more, or have I done more than enough already? Send me an
email (email@example.com) and let me know what you think. Your opinion is valuable to me.
After a very long hiatus, the Fiber Arts portion of Appleton Studios is up and on-line again! Because she finds it easier for her to do, the new Appleton Studios Fiber Arts page can be found on Etsy under the name Appleton Fiber Art.
Or just click the link for Appleton Fiber Art to go there directly. She expects to be adding more items to the page there periodically, so please feel free to drop by on a regular basis to see what's new there. (Since I won't always have
the time to also note it here as well.)
We have added some more books to our Remaindered and Gently Used Heraldry Books page. We try to keep our eyes out for bargains in heraldry books, and when we find some that are in good or better condition and which can be
resold at a bargain price, we buy them and make them available to you. Check out our Used Books page for these great buys, and see if there are any you don't already own that you can add to your heraldic library without breaking your
We keep regularly adding new entries to our web log, or blog, about heraldry. The blog is musings of one kind or another about some of the heraldry that we see, or find, or run across in our research. The hope is that our readers will
find it informative, educational and of interest. We also have links to some of the better on-line armorials and ordinaries, heraldry websites, heraldry books, heraldic clipart and other blogs about heraldry, to all of which we continue to
add as we find good ones. We encourage you to check it out and, if you find it interesting, to drop back by on a regular basis to see what's new. Or you can become a Follower and get updates emailed directly to your in-box. (There's a
link to do that down the left-hand column on the blog's page.) You can find our blog, Heraldry: Musings about an esoteric topic on-line at http://blog.appletonstudios.com
Drop by our Free Stuff page, where we will place various goodies that you can access or download for free.
Our free heraldic needlework chart for this month has been uploaded here (or you can use the link on our Free Stuff page). (These needlework charts are a series of charts of various heraldic charges. They are in .pdf format, but if you'd
prefer one of these free charts as a .jpg or .gif or in some other format, please feel free to write, telephone, or e-mail us at the address, telephone number, or e-mail addresses here and we will be happy to send you one! Let us know
which format you prefer.)
We also sell a set that includes the first twelve of these needlework charts, another set that features the second twelve, a third set that features the third dozen, and so on up through the ninth dozen. Or you can get a CD-ROM with all
108 charts on it (each chart is 3"x3", 18 stitches/inch). More information and a description of what these packages include can be found here.
Naturally, we're hoping that you will see actual examples of what we can produce and ask us to create charts of larger, more complex heraldic works, or customized needlework or embroidery charts on any subject. In the meantime,
though, we are finding it a fun project that let's us combine our various interests - heraldry and textile arts - and we hope that you may find them entertaining and educational as well.
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