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 [...]

Garment Canvas – Product Review

needlepoint clothing

Imagine a needlepoint canvas with no sizing. One that stretches slightly. One that can drape like fabric. And one that can be washed and dried. That canvas does exist. It’s called garment canvas and is distributed by Kreinik. It only comes in 18 mesh and can be ordered on this page. Garment canvas is a [...]

AMH Designs iPod/phone Cases

Originally posted 2008-11-07 07:12:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAMH Designs has made a huge impact both in and outside the needlepoint world. Amy’s modern designs and inventive uses of needlepoint have been talked about everywhere. I just love her clean, modern style and the way she is making needlepoint easy for people who have thought [...]