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 [...]

Need Some Physical Therapy for Your Hands & Wrists? Try Needlepoint

by Janet Haigh

OK, you are probably thinking I’ve lost my mind, but often we need therapy to strengthen our wrists and hands. We might also need therapy to improve our fine motor control or our hand-eye coordination. While it isn’t touted as the best thing since hydrotherapy for recovering from injuries, needlepoint does improve many of these [...]

How Much Thread Do I Need to Buy?

Caron Collection new threads from January 2010

That’s a very common question. Back in the old days when we mostly stitched with Persian Wool in Tent Stitch, most shops could estimate how much thread was needed just by using a thumb. Today with so many different threads and with so many stitches, there isn’t a very good rule of thumb for estimating [...]

Studio Inspiration

kaliedoscope beanie baby

Originally posted 2009-03-11 06:13:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Trying to figure out how to combine the practical (finding space for all the stuff) with the beautiful is always a hard problem. It’s way too easy to create messes, especially when your craft has lots of stuff involved (did I hear you say orts?). But [...]

Cut Rate Crafts — Web Site Review

Originally posted 2010-10-21 06:57:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA new web site, Cut Rate Crafts, has discounted supplies for needlework and other crafts. Their home page promises discounts of 15-30% on their products. They also have free shipping on orders over $100. While it’s not fantastic for needlepoint, it does have some good products. Their [...]