Inspiration from Other Needlecrafts

I was reading the summer issue of A Needle Pulling Thread and it got me thinking about how much inspiration I find and how many good ideas there are from other crafts. Here’s some I use often: adapting quilt blocks to needlepoint using quilt and other color schemes as inspiration getting and stitching a whole […]

Inspiration for Creating a Color Palette


One of my favorite blogs is design seeds, a blog that puts together several color schemes each day from all kinds of sources. I’m alway getting neat ideas from it. BUt not only is it inspirational but the Palette Search tool can help you to put together your own schemes. There are three sections to […]

Skein Holder – Pimp my Needlepoint


I’m always on the lookout for easy projects to make that can make my stitching life easier and more beautiful. This charming holder for skeins of wool (or any other fluffy thread for that matter) is charming and easy to make. Kathy of The Unbroken Thread has made it for herself while she takes courses […]

Come Stitch with Me! – Celebrate Sampler “R”

celebrate sampler R block

Originally posted 2008-10-30 05:49:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The R block in our sampler uses a lower case letter in Tempo 21 from Tink’s Alphabets Eclectic and Interesting (available here ) and charted below. It’s a simple alphabet, similar to Times, so it’s nice amid all the fancier letters. Because this letter leaves lots […]

Shapes of Needlepoint Series II – Book Review

Diamonds, Hearts, Octagons, Stars, Sandy Arthur, Duo Designs, 2011, $44.95 On August 15, the next book in this series will be available. If I sat down and thought about the shapes in needlepoint that perplex me the most, these four would be at the top of the list. Every time I need to stitch one […]