How to Substitute Threads

thread colors for laura perin's mini mystery needlepoint project

Do you ever wish there were handy guidelines to teach you how to substitute threads? Because I stitch from stash all the time, I often find myself substituting threads. You may also find yourself in a position where you need to substitute threads. I’ve developed some guidelines that help me when substituting threads and that [...]

Book Review Now On-line

Originally posted 2007-12-23 10:18:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A great review of Needlepoint Trade Secrets is now available at a wonderful on-line book review site, The New Book Review. It was written by my friend, Michelle, who owns Come to the Point.

Threads: A Needle Necessity — Book Review


Threads: A Needle Necessity,Jane Evans & Liv Weiss, distributed by Bedecked & Beadazzled, 2014 Threads are an important part of our stitching lives. If you’ve been stitching long enough, you probably remember when EVERYBODY stitched with one thread — wool. Embroidery floss was something other techniques used, as was crewel wool. Silk was something only [...]

Stash Enhancement on the Web

Originally posted 2010-10-08 06:56:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I wish I had more time and ability to shop, although I’m certain my DH is all too glad I don’t. But far more than purchasing things, I like to look. When it comes to needlepoint, I love to look at canvases. I stitch them in [...]

Need Some Physical Therapy for Your Hands & Wrists? Try Needlepoint

by Janet Haigh

OK, you are probably thinking I’ve lost my mind, but often we need therapy to strengthen our wrists and hands. We might also need therapy to improve our fine motor control or our hand-eye coordination. While it isn’t touted as the best thing since hydrotherapy for recovering from injuries, needlepoint does improve many of these [...]