What Color Should that Stitch Be?

Originally posted 2007-08-08 06:22:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou know that sinking feeling, the intersection on the hand-painted canvas is more than one color. You don’t know how to decide what color to stitch. I call deciding this making an “executive decision” in needlepoint. I thought about what the process was for deciding and came […]

Avoid Injury When Stitching

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How can something you love so much lead to pain? Any motion that you do repeatedly and improperly can lead to RSI, or Repetitive Stress Injury. For actions, such as needlepoint, RSI is often in the wrist, otherwise known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In extreme cases surgery can be needed. The Needlework site over at […]

What Size Will my Project Be if I Change the Mesh of the Canvas?

Originally posted 2011-09-05 06:56:04. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt can be frustrating. You love the project, but it’s charted for a size of canvas you dislike, or don’t have, or can’t see. But how can you figure out what size canvas you’ll need of the canvas you want. It sounds hard, but actually with a […]

Needlepoint Cost-cutting

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There has been a fair amount of discussion lately about needlepoint and whether it’s an expensive hobby. The current issue of Needlepoint Now addresses the topic in the Editor’s Letter. I saw an article of “Umpteen Reasons to Love Cross Stitch,” citing it as inexpensive to start. Many stitchers take exception to this and find […]

The Ghost of the 1970’s Enters Stage Left

Originally posted 2012-09-18 07:39:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m old enough to remember vividly the 1970’s when I was in high school and college. And while there are plenty of things in that period to diss, let’s focus on crafts for now. Making crafts was very big at this time. Not only did needlepoint become […]