What is a Diaper Pattern?

Originally posted 2007-11-30 09:25:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou probably think the word “diaper” refers to something babies wear, but it doesn’t. They are called diapers because the fabric often used for them had diaper patterns woven into it. Diaper patterns are geometric patterns which have regular repeats in both diagonal directions. They also generally […]

Creating a Simple Design

Arts & Crafts Gingko Leaves

Originally posted 2008-01-16 18:15:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Printer’s ornaments (those little graphics you sometimes find at the end of chapters) are a superb source of ideas for needlepoint. They work great as the basis for needlepoint because they generally have simple lines and large areas which look good in stitches. The little piece […]

Bargello Revisited Back in Stock

Originally posted 2009-06-14 18:15:45. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJust to let you all know, Bargello Revisited is now back at Amazon and available to order there. You can also get it from your local needlework shop and through Nordic Needle. Shops, Rainbow Gallery has an exclusive on the books. All books ordered through them are […]

TNNA Round-up January 2003

Originally posted 2003-01-20 08:39:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTNNA was so full of fantastic needlepoint canvases, threads, and finishing ideas that this entire issue is going to be devoted to an in-depth report on the show. In the next issue I’ll resume with all the regular features, but I wanted to devote as much space […]

Trimming the Tree – Planning the Embellishments

hot-fix crystals from Kreinik

Once I had decided to do lots of embellishment techniques on the tree, I started to think about what I could use. I came up with three areas: buttons, beads, and brads. Buttons: I have a jar of buttons from my mother-in-law with some lovely vintage buttons in it. I was inspired by my friend […]