More than a Whiter Shade of Pale

design copyright Kathy Schenkel, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Originally posted 2012-10-13 07:18:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSkin Tone Colors in Thread My husband grew up being good friends with a family that has produced three gifted coemdians, the Meehans (see them in action on the Meehan Brothers’ site). One of their early routines was about Irish Tanning Heroes and has tons of jokes [...]

Stitching the Second Row

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From Tony Minieri’s new blog, comes a post with some great advice when stitching multiple rows to keep them looking nice. Check it out! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Non-commercial, Attribution, no Derivative workLicense Summary:You may copy this content, and re-publish it in unmodified form for non-commercial purposes, provided [...]

Handling Thread Shadows

Originally posted 2012-08-02 06:50:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe problem with essentially teaching yourself needlepoint is that you make lots and lots of mistakes. In my early pieces, I ended my threads along diagonals (making ridges), had uneven tension, and passed threads behind lighter colors or open canvas. Some things, such as uneven tension, improve [...]