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 [...]

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 [...]

Trimming the Tree – Part One

Vintage Christmas tree canvas from APC

Recently I bought this APC Christmas tree from Canvases be Gone (currently available from Vintage Needlepoint). I have another one from them and I’m planning to finish this as a stand-up to add to my Christmas tree collection. But while I like the tinsel and garlands and ornaments. I don’t want to stitch them. So [...]

Threadworx Journal Is Adding a Gallery

Do you love Threadworx threads? Beginning in 2011 subscribers to the free journal will be able to submit pieces using Threadworx threads to the magazine. The piece can use these threads completely or only in a portion. Subscribers will get email notices for the submissions. They will be accepted all year long, but sometimes there [...]