This site, Embroidery Methods.com, has an outstanding article with tips for finishing embroidery. While many of the tips are more applicable to embroidery on fabric than to needlepoint, it has some great advice.
I haven’t been quite as busy this week with the site as I had hoped, but there are still many new pages available. There are two new free patterns pages: quilt-based geometrics , and specific needlepoint techniques. Several of these patterns have been intregrated into the existing directories as well. And lots of new thread [...]
I designed this little ornament using leftover canvas (see the line?) and knitting yarn for a great site called Craft Leftovers. You can read about it and download the pattern on that blog. It’s a fin adaptation of a leaf quilt block and uses all straight stitches. Because it’s a diamond, it is easy to [...]
New at All about Needlepoint this week: Needlepoint Pattern Free Directory: Christmas (non ornaments) Halloween Holiday New Content Pages: Frog Stitch Directional Light Light in Threads (shiny and dull threads) Understanding value Finishing Tips Two small needlepoint alphabets New information is being added to All about Needlepoint all the time. There’s lots of content there [...]
The first Stitch in Public Day has now become an annual event. Since February is National Embroidery Month, the EGA Board has designated the first Saturday as being Stitch in Public Day. The day is on a weekend do more stitchers who work can participate. Now, I know that in most of the country the [...]