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 [...]

April 2014 New Needlepoint Products

sulky cotton petites in needlepoint

With a big trade show (TNNA) early next month, companies are already showing off great new products. There’s sure to be lots more. Even so, these exciting new releases have me asking some to hide my credit cards. Painted & Charted Canvas Labors of Love has some great new designs. I’m particularly fond of a [...]

25 Stitches for Buildings now Available as Needlepoint Independent Study

Exciting Stitches for Buildings in my newest NIS class

Whether you are stitching an historic city street or a modern skyline, you’ll love the stitches in the latest 25 Stitches class — 25 Stitches for Buildings. Now available as a Needlepoint Independent Study (NIS) class, every stitcher will benefit from the great ideas in this three-lesson class. You’ll learn stitches and strategies for making [...]

Stock Up & Save in this Spring Sale

I don’t know about you but I can never have enough needlepoint to do. That’s why, for a limited time, I have put two popular ebook bundles of projects on sale. Here you’ll find more than one project to delight, no matter how experienced you might be. In the Stitches Galore bundle you’ll find: Heart [...]

How to Make Waste Knots

Learn how to use Waste Knots in this tutorial

Do you find yourself needing a third hand to hold down your thread ends when you start threads? Are you tired of your tails coming out when you just pass them through the back of the stitches when starting? Ler me introduce you to your new best friend — the Waste Knot. Called this because [...]