Stitch your Stash – Progress & Blocks 4 & 5

Stitch your Stash around the World Needlepoint Sampler

Originally posted 2008-08-16 06:38:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’ve been working hard on my Stitch your Stash around the World Sampler, which has been posted on Create Needlepoint, Barbara Bergston’s wonderful blog. The picture above has Blocks 1 & 2 complete, Block 3 mostly complete and a start on Block 4. I’m having great […]

Silk Gauze – Try It You’ll Like It!

18- mesh silk gauze for needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-05-22 08:32:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I have always been afraid to use silk gauze. First there’s the eye thing — I don’t do well with magnifiers. Second there’s the mesh size thing, I tend not to like things which are that delicate and small. But Kreinik has taken silk gauze out […]

Pimp my Needlepoint – Magnet Minder

4 Finished

Liz Morrow has instructions for making this delightful storage device for your many magnets. The Magnet Minder could be made to any reasonable length and you could even attach more than one to the same ring. You can make it in any color you wish and embellish it, as Liz has with vintage (or new) […]

Product Review – Backgrounds CD

Originally posted 2008-08-07 09:10:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBACKGROUNDS CD, Volume 1, Ruth Schmuff and Janice McGuire, self-published, 2008. I loved Ruth’s two disks of stitches. I like them so much I even made a spreadsheet of all the stitches so I could find them easily. So imagine my delight when I found out a […]

A Good Stitch to Know

inside-out criss-cross hungarian stitch for needlepoint

Criss-cross Hungarian is one of my favorite stitches, but it has some flaws. Between the stitches there are open intersections. Yes, you can leave them bare, yes, you can cover the with cross stitches, yes, you can add beads. But sometimes none of these is quite right. So I developed a stitch I call Inside-out […]