Reverse Reveal Applique
Reverse Reveal Tips
Apple for the Teacher
Hand Painted Canvas
Workshops for Retailers
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About Tink and TB-DN
It has been about 9 years since I
asked the now famous question, "What's needlepoint?"
I have been having a blast learning all about Needlework Techniques and now
Quilting, running my own
business, being able to design ALL of the time and meeting Stitchers
and Quilters thru the magic
of the Electronic age!
I have a Master's of Fine Arts in Scene Design from Virginia Commonwealth University so I
am in the unusual position of having formal design training but little
previous experience with Needlework
and Quilting. This is the opposite of many talented designers who come from a
strong stitching background with not much formal design training.
I am finding that I love the challenge of running my business almost as much as the
designing and stitching. Jeffrey is very much a full partner in the business and we enjoy
the time we spend together working. We have weekly *TB-DN Executive Board Meetings* at the
I am just starting to offer Online Workshops for
Professional Development in Needlework and Quilting and may expand into
topics for quilters and stitchers. ;-)
Jeffrey and I have
our beloved staff Mastiffs, pictured below.
The Staff of TB-DN
Jeffrey, Mam'selle, Guido, and
The jacket that I am wearing in the
Staff photo is one I made to wear to the trade shows. It is made out of
vintage Kimono scraps.
Jeffrey is a Costume Designer and Professor at Eastern Kentucky
University. We all live together in a large almost
100 year old
house in downtown Richmond, KY.
I was honored to be a Featured Designer at the Craftsmen's Studio
Website a while ago. I really enjoyed the interview questions that Mary Catherine
asked. To see this interview, click HERE
and a new window will open.
As part of my quest for information about the Needlearts, I discovered
2 wonderful organizations: the American Needlepoint Guild and the Embroiderer's
Guild of America. I highly recommend joining them. Both
Guilds have Members-at-Large programs, should there not be a Chapter near you.
As I entered the Quilting world, my primary resource
was Quilt University. QU offers EXCELLENT classes in an easy to
understand format at great prices. Click here
to visit QU!
In my online research, I discovered a wonderful source of information called the Insider Secrets to Marketing Your
Business on the Internet by Corey Rudl. My $ are tight with
everything going into TB-DN and I was concerned about such a large (for me) expenditure.
Well, the course arrived (all 500+ pages) and I started reading.
I was designing an eCommerce web site for a Needlework Shop
at the time and within the first 5
pages of the course, I had enough valuable information to cause me to reorganize the
site! The rest of the course has been just as invaluable and I find myself referring to it
regularly. I purchased updates of the course since then,
I feel so strongly about it!
If you do plan to go into eBusiness of any kind or if you want to but don't know what
you want to do - spend the money on this course and save yourself thousands in mistakes!
At the very least, sign up for the
Free Newsletter and prepare to learn from someone who is actually making $$$
on the Internet - What a radical concept!
I found myself devouring the course - which is easy to do since Corey's writing style is
so easy to comprehend. It has been an incredibly valuable resource to me and opened a
world of Needlework related business opportunities to me. Since the principles are SO
fundamental, you can apply them to any Industry!
My biggest problem has been finding space on my cluttered desk for 2 huge binders and the
third one I've started to hold the additional information I've been sent!
Any comments or suggestions regarding my site
would be welcomed/greatly appreciated.
My email address is:
Tink Boord-Dill Needlework
PO Box 1046
Richmond, KY 40476-1046
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