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      Micro-Mark Discount code for IGMA   01/29/2017

      Great News for miniature artists!!!! In support of IGMA and the world of fine miniatures,  Micro-Mark the small tool specialists, have offered IGMA a 10% discount on all their purchases.  Buyer gets 10% off all purchases and in support of the Guild Micro-Mark will donate 5% of your purchased price to IGMA Be sure to enter Promo code IGMASAVE16 www.micromark.com Can be used on sale merchandise, but cannot be combined with another offer.  For example if an item is in the close-out section on the Micromark website, the discount will apply. If they discount some items in an email (a special promotion) the 10% will not be able to be combined with that offer.  Time to go shopping!!!      


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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!!
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    These are the only two resources I have in my quick recall--- The scarletquince offers a chart for the Cluny Tapestries... http://www.scarletquince.com/pat.php?pat=UNK011 And Dimensions sold a Cluny Tapestry kit copyright date 1979 designer Timothy Glenn. The charts may be too large to be in scale though - I couldn't find an actual stitch count for the kits listed on eBay. I have never stitched any of the Cluny pieces. I love the architecture of castles, but I haven't collected pieces in this period.... (my husband is so glad that I don't want my own castle in 1/12th scale!) I have had a wonderful experience seeing tapestries in person at the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston, and I have great appreciation for these pieces. I will ask the members of petitpointers Yahoo group if they have any other resources and will post.
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    At the dawn of 2018, my thoughts return to a dream structure build. I bought a pre-built Lawbre shell that I can bash... or at least use as reference for my roof lines for custom built house. Does anyone know someone who did a miniature 2x4 build? I think the wire runs are the biggest advantage, as you can run wire as you would normally, but how do you engineer, so you can finish? I was thinking of using crescent mat board for the walls. I love the concept of having a modular house; for easier access for room finishing. It is the roof lines that provide me with the largest portion of the puzzle, so I think I enrolled in the Marc Adams school of woodworking Sterotomy class to learn more about this topic. If I include a round tower, I can mount the roof on a larger lathe, but is there any wow factor to a roof done on a lathe? or should I build the roofs properly with rafters? Your thoughts and comments are most appreciated!
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    I always flip critters over to see how their paws look... it is fun that we got to see them in the photo. I'm sure their new owner will enjoy them.
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    Great topic, Tamra! I had the pleasure of taking a class with Pat and Noel sometime in the 80’s in New Orleans. We built the Greene & Greene Bungalow. They are masterful teachers and I learned so much! I use so many of their techniques, often! I did not complete this build at the time, but came back to it years later and it is one of my favorites. I still have a little roof work to complete., but it is displayed proudly in my living room. Completion of the interior was not part of the class, so the interior includes a lot of my own design. I did a lot of research on Arts and Crafts decor and many elements in my build repeat a thistle design. My daughter named it Thistlethwaite. I still need one more piece of furniture. I think a chair by Lars Mikkelsen is in the near future. Martha