New Products for Needlepoint – May 2009

First off, Squigee Designs, maker of simply wonderful painted canvases, as well as the popular cross stitch designer Shepherd’s Bush are now being distributed by Dream House Ventures. They have a whole new range of small whimsical canvases which will be seen for the first time at the June Market. Squigee joins their other well-known [...]

Pine Trees Mini-Sock

needlepoint ornament of pine tree quilt

Christmas quilts are a fine tradition, warming children on that Night of Nights while they wait for the wonders of the morn. Pine tree quilts, such as the inspiration for this mini-sock, were a common kind of Christmas quilt. This pattern is designed to use your scraps of green thread. Every tree uses a different [...]

A Cooperative Needlepoint Project?

stirling leather tote for needlepoint

Something I read recently got me thinking. The idea was that the best way to learn a craft was to teach the basics and then immediately give folks a chance to try it out. In other words, have them put some stitches into a cooperative project. It needs to be something large and divided into [...]

May Giveaway

The winner of the April giveaway is Hazel Geldeard. Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. There is another giveaway for May. Just leave a comment telling me how you learned to needlepoint. One winner will be selected June 1 (or as soon as I recover from the Maker Faire) and will receive a [...]