Marie Buffington is a new hand painted canvas needlepoint designer. Her work, as you can see from the pictures, takes a fresh approach to traditional designs. I recently asked her about how she got started. She told me: Long time ago, I took a tour through the Fulton Mansion. It’s in Galveston Texas and I [...]
If you stitch your needlepoint on stretcher bars and don’t use a stand of some kind, you might want to consider using a frame weight. Frame weights work best with larger canvases, you stitch near a table and use the weight to counterbalance the part of the canvas away from you against the table. One [...]
That’s my big news of the month, I’m the featured designer on The Caron Collection‘s site. In addition to the profile, there is an easy Bargello wallet. You can stitch and finish it in a weekend. The original is sitting on my desk and is just too cute.
One of my regular blog stops is my friend Denise Felton’s Needlework News blog at Craft Gossip. I always find such cool things on her site, and not just needlepoint. One of the things Denise does best is her round-ups of free charts. She does these often and in the last couple of weeks she’s [...]
Three wonderful eProjects are available for you to purchase today here and from the ebook store on All about Needlepoint. Maple Leaf Rag, pictured above, is a complete introduction to Bargello in sampler format. Beginning with a simple zig-zag, you will learn about different types of Bargello patterns and how they are constructed. The end [...]