The Unstitchable Needlepoint

Do you find yourself tearing your hair out, trying to catch up on needlepoint news? Help is on the way!

Don’t get me wrong folks, I’m all for the painterly canvas. These are canvases where each canvas is unique because the color is applied a little differently (more about this later). BUT . . . I am finding, more and more, that there is lots of unstitchable needlepoint out there. What really bugs me are [...]

Update on my Resolutions

Originally posted 2009-12-31 20:21:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAmazingly I decided to take my own advice about finishing projects, namely those UFO’s all over the house. I’m going to work on one at a time, stitching two needles of thread each day until it’s done. I’ve got the first two planned out. On Winter Stars, [...]

New Ways with Backgrounds – Tent Stitch

One of the more frustrating aspects of doing needlepoint is coming face-to-face with a large undefined background which needs to be filled. The traditional way to solve this problem is to fill it with tent stitch. And what’s the result? A lovely piece which you may end up abandoning because the background bores you. Now [...]

Therese – Free Mini Bargello Pattern

mini bargello needlepoint pattern designed and stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-03-24 07:25:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The inspiration for this mini Bargello comes from Vintage Style magazine, a new magazine out from the publishers of Country Almanac. In it a house was shown that was decorated in white, turquoise, and red. Having a red Sudberry Mini Box, I decided it would be [...]

Stardust – Thread Review

poinsettia from mj's threadworx charted canvas needlepoint

Originally posted 2010-08-03 07:23:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Stardust is a new thread from brown paper packages. It combines their silk/wool thread with metallic. Currently it is available in four colors: white with iridescent, Really Red with iridescent, Pewter with iridescent, and Toast with gold. Future colors planned are Emerald (seen above), dark blue, [...]