Delightful Free Chart

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Originally posted 2011-04-11 07:30:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Jan Fitzpatrick of Thread Medley continues her exploration and adaptation of ethnic textiles. Currently she is working on adapting a piece from the Anatolia region of Turkey. Her adaptation of this motif is, unhappily, too large to fit in the project she is creating. But her [...]

Makoto’s Cross-stitch Super Collection – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-04-07 07:26:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMakoto Oozu, North Light Books, 2009, $19.99 ISBN: 978-1-4403-0945-0 I have to admit, I’m a sucker for Japanese art of all kinds. And I’m particularly fond of those pixelated little graphics, sort of like what you find on old video games. Many times I’ve looked at books [...]

Needlepoint Learning for Kids from Orna

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Originally posted 2011-06-08 07:01:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Awhile ago, I told you about Orna’s delightful new venture, Gatherings, that packages a lovely bracelet for groups (think guilds, classes or parties). Her second offerings in the series has just come out, and it’s a simply fantastic idea! Many of us wonder about getting kids [...]

Colorful Charted Needlepoint

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Originally posted 2010-12-19 07:16:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I just love bright and colorful needlepoint. If you’re a fan of Eye Candy’s colorful designs, then look at this delightful charted piece from Ruth Schmuff, adapted from one of Ada’s canvases. Ada’s post about it is here. If you are thinking her style looks familiar [...]

Stitch Alphabets & Numbers – Book Review

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120 Contemporary Designs for Cross Stitch and Needlepoint, Felicity Hall, David & Charles, 2014 $24.99 ISBN: 978-1-4463-0391-7 The British designer, Felicity Hall, is well-known for her bold graphic needlepoint, often featuring lettering and sayings. In her first book she brings this style to three alphabets and three sets of numbers, along with basic instructions and [...]