Saturday, July 25, 2009

Frankly

One time when I was in a shop, I told a friend who doesn't stitch much that the designer of Mosey and Me was Frank from Trading Spaces. She didn't believe me but the shop owner confirmed it. Then the owner gave me the EGA discount automatically (back when I belonged to the EGA) because "anyone who knew that much about cross stitch designers must belong to the EGA." Well, maybe, but who's going to complain about a discount?

If I did needlepoint, I would totally have to do this adorable mug of hot cocoa from Frank of Mosey and Me.

All these reminiscences of Frank because he's popped up on you.tube.





Shops are giving away a free pattern, piece of fabric, floss, needle, and lesson. To help promote the dying art of cross-stitch?

I think they did this in one take, which is a bit unfortunate. And Frank doesn't do "in your face" that well. Still, I hope it goes viral.

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow!!! I had no clue! Of course, I've never watched Trading Spaces before so that may be part of the reason. He's a pretty cool guy, Frank! I love the fact that he left education because of his frustration with the teaching to pass tests as opposed to teaching creatively -- yeah Frank!

Siobhan said...

Yeay for Frank!! I loved him on Trading Spaces... not super big on their designs but I do think they're cute. I'm so glad he's doing this--maybe it will inspire more people to stitch. I think it's important to get people into the brick and mortar shops, too, to support the industry. Go Frank!

Hope you're feeling better!

mainely stitching said...

No idea what Trading Spaces is. And Frank's delivery could've used another practice run, LOL. But I think anything that gets some interest going is a good thing - the more the merrier, right? :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Saw this little reel and thought it was nice of him to promote the crafts. CJ ok;-)

Cathy said...

I didn't know, either. I heart Frank and his flaming red heart

Donna said...

Yeah for Frank!

*applause*

Why am I here? I should be stitching...LOL

Silverlotus said...

It's a nice idea, but I agree that the in-your-face thing doesn't come off well. I'm also disappointed by the chart. It is missing a lot of information that people new to cross stitch need to be introduced to: colour key, stitch count, suggested materials. All it is is a chart.

Regardless, I hope it helps. But how is it being promoted beyond the Hoffman site? Will non-cross stitchers even see it?

Sarah said...

I had no clue. Now I am amused.

mymarkdesigns said...

that *is* a cute mug... I may have to investigate his NP canvases!

Michelle said...

I love Frank. Although I loved him first on Trading Spaces, then of course the fact that he's Mosey 'n Me endeared him to me. Love that hot cocoa pattern....so cute!