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 […]

Learn Bargello with Erica Wilson

erica wilson's bargello needlepoint boots from her PBS series in 1971

Originally posted 2012-02-20 06:53:27. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThanks to the blog, Retro Renovation, we have a long (almost 15 minutes) seqment on Bargello. She shows examples of the stitching (including these great boots), she talks about the history of Bargello, show us how to start stitching and then shows us a lovely Jack-in-the-Pulpit design […]

Running out of Thread? Try these Creative ideas

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Because I stitch from stash, I’m constantly running out of thread. Of course the flip side is that I have way too much of some threads. But we all run into the problem of not having enough thread and not finding the matching dyelot. Sue Dulle has come up with several inventive solutions that’s she’s […]