Fabrics in Needlepoint – Gingham and More

Ghostly Treater (unfinished)

In yesterday’s post, we looked at how to create versions of three tweeds in needlepoint stitches. Today we’ll look at four additional fabrics that can easily be rendered in needlepoint. Denim is, like tweed, woven with different colors for the warp and weft. We don’t see the warp color, usually white, as much as feel […]

Fabric Inspiration for Needlepoint – Tweed

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I love fabric almost as much as I love needlepoint. And although it’s more difficult to render prints as needlepoint many woven patterns can easily be turned into easy and compelling needlepoint patterns using simple stitches and only a few threads. “Tweed” is a general name for a roughly woven wool fabric. Today we’ll look […]

Bargello Is Back!

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Originally posted 2008-01-11 08:24:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In case you hadn’t noticed, Bargello is back in a big way. You can see it everywhere. Domino magazine showed it last spring on a couch in a hip apartment. Jonathan Adler’s Bargello pillows were named to Real Simple’s list of must haves. Iona Dettelbach’s Bargello […]

Magnolia Mystery Outline Free Needlepoint Project

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This week we will stitch the outline of each “pane” of glass in our project using your metallic thread. Another name fot stained glass is leaded glass because the individual pieces of glass are held together by ribbons of metal, traditionally lead. The leads outlines each piece and creates the strong outline typically of this […]

One Stop Needlepoint Kits – Product Review

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I don’t think my expectations were too high. If a manufacturer loudly proclaims themselves to have “needlepoint you can stitch and finish yourself,” you as the purchaser have a reasonable expectation that you will be able to do that. But if you buy a kit from One Stop Needlepoint those expectations are far too high. […]