Needlepoint Resolutions for Napa Needlepoint

There are many projects I have been thinking about and need to get going. I’d like to get each of these in progress by the end of 2010. Some are further along than others, some might not happen. I would love your opinion on some of them. 1. Publish my beginning needlepoint book as a [...]

Needlepoint Resolutions as a Way to Conquer your Stash

Thinking about it, the only New Year’s resolutions I regularly keep are those related to needlepoint. While this doesn’t say much about my willpower, it does say that these kind of resolutions are wonderful ways to get your stash under some sort of control. In 2009, I resolved to get my thread stash under more [...]

Clever & Useful Idea for Mastering Basketweave (or Trying Thread)

needlepoint squares coaster in easter and spring colors, designed by janet perry

I was reading The Ups & Downs of Needlepoint, which I got from New Needlepoint, a couple of days ago and she had a clever idea for learning Basketweave. I’ve taken this idea and modified it a bit to give you a charming and practical project you can adapt to your style. The idea is [...]

Fast Needlepoint Bargello as a Present

Ponderosa Pines bargello needlepoint & longstitch pattern from Cheryl Fall

I know, I know, it’s less than two weeks until Christmas and you have: presents to buy, gifts to wrap, a tree to trim, and kids to pick up. BUT . . . You still need some presents. Cheryl Fall has posted a charming design on About.com, Ponderosa Pines. Inspired by a grove near Spokane, [...]

Finishing 101 – Needlepoint Book Review

Finishing 101 by Pat Mazu has a wonderful subtitle, “A Workbook of Techniques and Encouragement.” If you have ever wanted to learn how to finish your own needlework to the quality of the professionals, get this book. It is, quite simply, the best and most complete book on finishing ever. It’s not a book to [...]