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 […]

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 […]

October Twinchy Challenge – Watercolours

Attic Window Needlepoint using overdyed thread

Originally posted 2008-10-31 07:05:21. Republished by Blog Post PromoterUsing a thread as your inspiration is a fantastic way to develop a color scheme, and one which you can do no matter how confident you are about picking out colors. This month’s Twinchy Challenge encouraged you to pick a color of Watercolours, find some threads which […]