Crewel World – Past LNS

Originally posted 2009-09-19 06:43:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen I moved to California in 1980, I was sort of lost for needlepoint. Yes, there were some stores in San Francisco, but I didn’t have time on my lunch hour to get to them. There was a knitting and needlepoint store on my way home from [...]

How to Make a Bargello Luggage Rack

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Luggage straps are an excellent idea for Bargello, and you may find patterns for them in older books. But it’s also easy to adapt an existing pattern to making luggage straps. Probably the best way to do this is to find your pattern first. The best luggage straps I’ve seen use ribbon style Bargello lines. [...]

Free Stitch Guides from Associated Talents

Associated Talents now has free PDF guides for a number of their canvases now available on their site. The guides have color pictures of the stitched canvas, a supply list, color charts of the stitches, and explanations of any specialized techniques used. These include their inventive techniques for both beads and sequins. Currently more than [...]

Make an Initial Ornament

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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 [...]

What Color Should that Stitch Be?

Originally posted 2007-08-08 06:22:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou know that sinking feeling, the intersection on the hand-painted canvas is more than one color. You don’t know how to decide what color to stitch. I call deciding this making an “executive decision” in needlepoint. I thought about what the process was for deciding and came [...]