Eight-point Star – Project for Trying Threads & Colors

8 point star charted for needlepoint by janet perry

Originally posted 2010-06-29 07:23:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This eight-pointed star pattern has everything going for it as a way to test color combinations and threads in needlepoint. It’s easy (just one stitch), fast (you can stitch it a couple of hours (even if you are slow or distracted), and it can be the […]

A Conversion Chart for Watercolours?

Watercolours is a stunning thread. I find myself buying a color just because I think it’s pretty. But finding floss colors to go with it can be a problem. I recently got a question from a reader about finding a conversion chart for Watercolours to floss. One doesn’t exist, for three reasons. First, because each […]

Bargello Blast-off

Originally posted 2006-09-20 16:32:27. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI do. In fact it was one of the first needlepoint techniques I did and I still love it. I was noticing in the last couple of days, some of the oldest pillows I have I made in Bargello back in the 70’s (oh those colors!) The […]

Thinking Outside the Box – Adapting a Chart to Needlepoint

rose cross stitch chart from Cross Me Not

Originally posted 2010-05-18 07:07:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Often I’m frustrated and a little jealous. As a needlepointer there are so many charts out there for cross stitchers. They’re free and often quite beautiful. But also, alas, often not adaptable to needlepoint. Take heart! This isn’t always the case. If you know what makes […]

Icons in Split Stitch — Embroidery Eye Candy

Galina Tregubov makes stunning embroidered icons in Split Stitch using only DMC #5 perle cotton. The tradition of writing icons in the Orthodox Churches is a long (Yes, you “write” an icon, you don’t “paint” or even “stitch” it). It’s said that the oldest icon of all was painted by St. Luke. It’s of the […]