What Can I Do with a Belt Canvas?

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So you’ve decided to stitch a belt. Now you have to make some decisions about finishing it. If you decide to finish it as a needlepoint belt, you have a couple of options, somewhat dependent on the waist size of the person wearing it. Most belt canvases are about 38″ long. If the belt needs […]

Needlepoint Belts – Needlepoint in the News

Needlepoint belt by Patti Mann

The style section of the New York Times ran an article this week about needlepoint belts. It begins by talking about the “breakup belt,” a close relative of the “breakup sweater.” You know those items you make for a significant other but you break up before the item is stitched. Their solution is to buy […]

Needlepoint Trade Secrets: One chapter free download & special offer

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In my book, Needlepoint Trade Secrets, I share hundreds of tips with you about doing needlepoint and other needlework. I like the book so much I keep a copy on my desk as a reference. It’s summer and I have two special offers for you, good through Labor Day (how’s that for a vacation special?) […]

CReaTiNG CuSToM NeeDLePoiNT CaNVaSeS (Part Two)

Custom needlepoint of company logo by Sandy Grossman-Morris

Yesterday we learned about some types of images that work for custom needlepoint in Part One of Sandy’s post. Today, we’ll learn about two other types of images. Tomorrow, you’ll see mt choices for this projects. Artwork: Children’s artwork is generally perfect for placing on canvas. Children usually like to use many bright colors and […]

SuZy’s Mini Stitches — Book Review

Originally posted 2009-03-27 07:01:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBy SuZy Marphy, 2009, distributed by Rainbow Gallery In this, SuZy’s sixth stitch dictionary, she tackles smaller stitches. This is a greatly needed book because finding stitches to fit smaller spaces works well with today’s trend towards smaller projects. The table of contents lists all the stitches, […]