Working with the Very Large Canvas

Originally posted 2010-11-06 06:28:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMarlene asked : In my stash, I have a Susan Portra Christmas bell pull that shows the faces of the three Wise Men. The canvas is 30″ long by 12″ wide. Because many of the stitches will be padded or embellished, a roller frame might crush the [...]

Beautiful Biscornus

four-way bargello needlepoint biscornu pincushion, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

As long as you have a square or two of stitching the same size, you can make delightful biscornus. These eight-sided pincushions became popular in the Cross Stitch world, but now have been adopted by needlepointers. They are also pretty easy to finish yourself. Here are some tutorials that show the process. Ada from Eye [...]

More Eight-point Star Charts

needlepoint chart for eight point star (Connecticut Star) designed by Janet Perry

Originally posted 2010-06-30 07:47:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Yesterday’s post with the basic eight-point star pattern reminded me how much fun these patterns can be. So today I wanted to share with you some of the variations I have made. Connecticut Star has narrower points with a fun checked border. It’s a classic in [...]

Beading Needle Woes

I have a little needlepoint problem. My current project, a vintage Mary Engelbreit package, will have sequins and Wonder Ribbon on it, two things I haven’t used before. With my general dislike of beading needles because they are long and sharp, I’ve been waiting for a good project to test the sequins. Working on this [...]

Start’em Young with this Easy First Needlepoint!

child stitching needlepoint on mesh bag

Originally posted 2010-03-19 07:20:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Your little one is fascinated by your needlepoint and wants to learn how to stitch. She’s too little to handle even a beginners canvas. Those cards you stitch won’t give her a chance to do “real” needlepoint, so you have a dilemma. As you can see [...]