Make an Initial Ornament

free needlepoint christmas ornament with initial, designed by janet perry

Originally posted 2010-12-03 07:23:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It’s easy to make and finish a round initial ornament such as this one. Begin by finding a Lee Needle Arts round luggage tag. You can also use their round ornament, but I like the many colors of the tag. You will also need: 18 mesh […]

2012 SOTM Colors – Reveal your Teal

teal needlepoint threads

Teal is, in clothing, a universally flattering color. In my family where we got from golden to ashy to ruddy to olive, it’s the only color we can all wear successfully. It is also just about my favorite color and currently I am on a serious teal buying spree, getting a leather tote, tops, dresses, […]

Stitching Mouldings

Originally posted 2010-01-08 07:41:36. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPerhaps instead of stitching the exteriors of colonial homes, you are more interested in stitching interiors. One characteristic of Georgian (English) and Colonial (American) homes is their extensive use of wooden mouldings on walls. Mouldings (yes, this is the proper spelling) are carved pieces of wood placed […]

Paternayan Persian Wool – Old & New

With the increasing unavailability of Paternayan, many shops are dropping this line of wool in favor of others. For us, as stitchers, who like wool, we may find ourselves turning to older stashes of Paternayan that we get from friends, from our own stash, or from eBay and thrift shops. This is great because it […]

Happiness Is Homemade – The Finished Product

designs by petei jam needlepoint colors changed and stitched by needlepoint expert janertm perry

Because it was a gift I couldn’t show you, but here’s the finished vintage Petei canvas I made as a quick gift for my daughter. REmember it probably an 80’s canvas (at least it’s 80’s colors). I brought the color palette up to date (post here) with berry colors for the dusty rose, a dark […]