Making Needlepoint Samplers Personal

small stitch needlepoint sampler, designed by needlepoint expert Janet M> Perry

Sometimes I envy cross stitchers. There the sampler tradition is so strong and the idea of adding touches making a sampler personalized is often built into the design. For needlepoint samplers this is rarely the case. Needlepoint samplers. my own included, are projects that give examples of many stitches. That’s just fine, but what do [...]

Design Needlepoint for Non-designers in this Upcoming Class

Learn to use quilts to make original needlepoint, copyright Napa Neeflepoint

Would you love to design your own needlepoint? But, I hear you saying to yourself “I’m not an artist.” The good news is that there is an easily available source for all the original designs you want. It’s a source that has been used successfully by many non-artists to make lovely works. And it’s a [...]

Gingerbread in Needlepoint – Free Pattern

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Originally posted 2011-10-04 07:31:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter DMC recently published these four charming gingerbread ornaments to stitch. The charts represent the icing on these decorated “cookies,” you add the cookie by either your stitching or your ground. If you don’t want to stitch the ground, think about using perforated paper in ecru, brown [...]