How Do I Find a Neutral Gray Thread?

Grey Threads for embroidery

Grays can be a real problem in threads. You think you have found the perfect one, you get it home and UGH, it looks horrible with your other threads. This is because there are three types of grays, warm, cool, and neutral. Warm grays have gray plus a bit of a warm color. Cool grays […]

Great Stitch – Parisian Stripe

parisian stripe needlepoint stitch, sample from Rittenhouse Needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-11-28 07:51:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter At Rittenhouse Needlepoint blog, the stitch of the week, pictured above is Parisian Stripe. You can think of the main stitch, the light stitches in the sample, as Hungarian Stitches. Between rows of them, small straight stitches in a different color or thread are inserted, making […]

Woodlawn Exhibit Happening in Mid-May

The Woodlwan Exhibit of Needlework is very popular for stitchers, who exhibit, and visitors, who love to look. Because the plantation is undergoing extensive renovation, the exhibit has been postponed. It will start on May 12. YOu can get details about the dates in this blog post. A check of Woodlawn’s site before I left […]

Stitches to Go – book review

Originally posted 2006-02-18 07:16:58. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSuzanne Howren & Beth Robertson, ISBN: 0-9663024-3-5, 2004. I have to say I resisted buying this book for quite awhile, largely because I own all of the Stitches for Effect books, so why would I need to get this small summary of the books. But the book […]

Free Embroidery Patterns

Originally posted 2008-10-23 06:52:13. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWith the renewed interest in free embroidery (embroidery on a on-counted ground or fabric), you can find lots of pretty cool free patterns intended to transfer onto a piece of fabric. But you can just as easily transfer them onto apiece of needlepoint canvas and use them […]