Winter 2015 Trends in Needlepoint

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Looking back at this year’s Winter Needlecraft Market, I’m seeing some interesting trends both in products and in the industry. Most are fantastic and herald a resurgence of needlepoint. One however is bad and should be of concern to us all. Holidays At first Christmas was the big holiday for needlepoint. Then Halloween got added […]

Talking Metallics

Originally posted 2012-06-07 06:55:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Many people find stitching with metallic threads to be frustrating. The first step is to understand them Then I’ll add some tips to try when these threads become frustrating. There are three basic constructions used to make metallic threads. The first is chainette. It is like […]

Bead Shapes and Finishes

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In yesterday’s post we looked at manufacturers, sizes, and some shapes of seed beads. Today we’ll finish looking at shapes and talk about finishes. The names companies use for these might change but the shapes and finishes stay consistent. Shapes Round and cylindrical seed beads aren’t the only ones out there. The popularity of these […]