Mid-Century Modern Needlepoint

calder inspired hand painted canvas needlepoint from magic needle

Earlier this week I got a query about finding hand painted canvas needlepoint for a mid-century modern house. That got me thinking. Often we want to do needlepoint that will work with the decor in our home. That’s easy enough if your furniture is traditional of some kind, but if your house is modern, mid-century [...]

Adding a Name to a Ready-Made Needlepoint Stocking

Originally posted 2009-12-03 07:12:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The second part of the house will run tomorrow, my apologies. Last weekend a reader asked: “I have store-bought needlepoint Christmas stocking. I want to needlepoint (or use some other method) to put a child’s name on the stocking. Can I needlepoint over what is already [...]

The Unstitchable Needlepoint

Do you find yourself tearing your hair out, trying to catch up on needlepoint news? Help is on the way!

Don’t get me wrong folks, I’m all for the painterly canvas. These are canvases where each canvas is unique because the color is applied a little differently (more about this later). BUT . . . I am finding, more and more, that there is lots of unstitchable needlepoint out there. What really bugs me are [...]

Update on my Resolutions

Originally posted 2009-12-31 20:21:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Amazingly I decided to take my own advice about finishing projects, namely those UFO’s all over the house. I’m going to work on one at a time, stitching two needles of thread each day until it’s done. I’ve got the first two planned out. On Winter [...]

New Ways with Backgrounds – Tent Stitch

One of the more frustrating aspects of doing needlepoint is coming face-to-face with a large undefined background which needs to be filled. The traditional way to solve this problem is to fill it with tent stitch. And what’s the result? A lovely piece which you may end up abandoning because the background bores you. Now [...]