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 […]

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 […]

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 […]