Most of us are pushovers for beautiful things but how often do we find ourselves seeing something lovely and wishing there was a way to use it for needlepoint? Often you can — just look for the right delightful items and they can become needlepoint tools. Zippered Cases They come in all sizes. Zipped cases, [...]
A reader of this blog asked a question about making a belt. She wanted to know about where to buy the supplies and about finishing. When you are planning on stitching a belt your local needlepoint shop will be your best resource. Your best resource would be your local needlepoint shop. If you are designing [...]
Originally posted 2011-10-28 07:36:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOur friends over a BeStitched have added two new videos to their growing library. These feature Vicky DeAngelis who was there recently teaching Sharon G’s delightful Deco Kitty canvas. In them you can learn how to stitch without a laying tool.
I loved stitching the Red Gate Stitchery kits and I tried several. Here are some tips that will help make this stitching a breeze. Grounds Red Gate’s grounds can be divided into two groups. Materials such as bamboo, acrylic and leather are stiff. This means you can only get your needle through the drilled holes. [...]
Originally posted 2011-09-24 07:20:40. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNeedles are the stuff of our lives as stitchers and unless we have problems we don’t think about it much. Some people swear by particular brands of needles, others need gold needles because steel needles turn black when they use them (it’s a skin chemistry thing). But [...]