Marie Buffington – Needlepoint Designer Profile

Fulton's Pillow, hand painted canvas needlepoint designed by Marie Buffington

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 [...]

Tutorial — Fabric Frame Weights

needlepoint frame weights tutorial from book arts studio

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 [...]

Featured Designer on Caron Collection Site

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.

Blackwork, Bargello and Needlepoint ebooks by Janet Perry

Maple Leaf Rag Bargello needlepoint project, designed by Janet Perry

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 [...]

October Winner

needlepoint giveaway prize

The winner of the October giveaway is Marcia Lusk. The threads pictured above are the prize for the giveaway. Each month a different set of full skeins of thread are chosen for the winners. They will always be color coordinated and from different companies. Winners are selected with the help of the random number generator [...]