Stitching when You’re Sick

Originally posted 2008-04-24 07:54:41. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIn theory having to stay home sick sounds like a great idea, all that time to stitch, but in reality, even if it’s just a bad cold, often your current needlepoint project seems too hard to do. Just like having a car project, it’s good to have [...]

Handy Caddy – Product Review

handy caddy organizer

Coming in a variety of colors, the Handy Caddy is a practical and inexpensive answer to storing all your needlepoint tools and accessories. It’s made of clear plastic and is on a metal frame that folds flat. It’s 8″ high, 11″ wide, and 5″ deep so that it stores lots and you can reach everything. [...]

Cats in Needlepoint

Naxos Cat

Originally posted 2008-05-08 06:50:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s no secret that I love cats, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite cat canvases. So consider todays’ entry a bit of enabling for all of you. I’m starting with Naxos Cat by Elian McReady, which is a kit from Ehrman. The [...]

Imperfection in Needlework

An article in a 1903 issue of The Craftsman said It is … desirable that the work retain its original, pleasing characteristics of slight irregularity and imperfection, – not to say carelessness, – were it only to avoid the appearance of machine-wrought embroidery. This quote caught my eye because as stitchers we have different opinions [...]

Rich Source of Alphabets and Charts

Originally posted 2009-09-18 07:02:22. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThanks to the folks at CRAFT magazine, I recently learned about this marvelous site, PatternMakers’ Charts, that provides, free of charge, charts from vintage needlework books. The one that really intrigued me was the set of Cyrillic alphabets. This is the alphabet used in Russia and in [...]