Tips for Making Canvas Enhancement Classes More Fruitful

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These days canvas enhancement classes are very popular. In them each stitcher picks a canvas & you get a stitch guide written by the teacher. During the class time the teacher spends time with each student going over that guide. But the big benefit is that students learn from what’s being said about all the [...]

What’s the Difference between Overdyed and Variegated Threads?

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Anne asked me “Is there a clear distinction between variegated and overdyed threads? I seem to remember from some source that variegated threads are variations/shades of the same color and overdyed are threads which are multicolored. Is that correct?” What the terms actually mean and how we use them are two different things. In precise [...]

Kokeshi — An Idea for a Needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-05-14 06:08:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Kokeshi are simple wooden Japanese dolls. They have asimple trunk and a rounded head with painted features, so they are a design which can be adapted easily to needlepoint. This shopping site has about the best explanation of them I have found. Stick around and look [...]