Let’s Talk Overdyed Threads

Do you know how to describe these threads?

Describing overdyed threads can be a frustrating experience. You can see the thread and the color in your mind’s eye — but how do you describe it to someone? What you call “X” your shop owner may call “Y” and a stitching friend will call “Z.” In posts today through Friday I’ll be clearing up [...]

Twinkle Stitch

Originally posted 2009-09-12 09:56:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My apologies, I left out the Twinkle Stitch diagram on Thursday’s post about color clouds. It’s there now and also pictured above.

How to Substitute Threads

thread colors for laura perin's mini mystery needlepoint project

Do you ever wish there were handy guidelines to teach you how to substitute threads? Because I stitch from stash all the time, I often find myself substituting threads. You may also find yourself in a position where you need to substitute threads. I’ve developed some guidelines that help me when substituting threads and that [...]

Book Review Now On-line

Originally posted 2007-12-23 10:18:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA great review of Needlepoint Trade Secrets is now available at a wonderful on-line book review site, The New Book Review. It was written by my friend, Michelle, who owns Come to the Point.

Threads: A Needle Necessity — Book Review


Threads: A Needle Necessity,Jane Evans & Liv Weiss, distributed by Bedecked & Beadazzled, 2014 Threads are an important part of our stitching lives. If you’ve been stitching long enough, you probably remember when EVERYBODY stitched with one thread — wool. Embroidery floss was something other techniques used, as was crewel wool. Silk was something only [...]