Roman Mosaics in Britain

roman mosaic from bath reproduced in blackwork and needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-08-06 07:37:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so jazzed about the idea to use filet crochet charts as needlepoint that it got me excited about adaptation. There are so many wonderful sources of great ideas out there. This week, except Tuesday, I’ll be featuring articles from the archives about adaptation. You’ll […]

From Molehill to Mountain – Book Review

Originally posted 2004-01-14 14:57:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPamela H. Gardner In the more than thirty years I have been doing needlepoint, I have seen few projects which pack as much learning into them as this quilt sampler. And I have seen even fewer books which present materials and options as clearly and completely as […]

Book of Hours Color Twinchy – Sneak Peek at New Color & Thread Club

illustration from medieval book of hours

Originally posted 2012-01-24 09:20:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Going from the earth and mineral colors that predominated the palettes of Ancient Egypt and Greece, the High Middle Ages seem to burst in a world of color and light. I have adored the bright, rich blues of medieval prayer books, or Books of Hours, since […]

Color Selection

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Originally posted 2008-10-04 07:12:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter After my recent posting about selecting threads based on a choice of Watercolours, my friend Jan Fitzpatrick send me an email about her method of choosing thread colors along with this picture of a glorious Jean Hilton piece, French Perfume (available from Stitches from the Heart). […]

What Size Will my Project Be if I Change the Mesh of the Canvas?

Originally posted 2011-09-05 06:56:04. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt can be frustrating. You love the project, but it’s charted for a size of canvas you dislike, or don’t have, or can’t see. But how can you figure out what size canvas you’ll need of the canvas you want. It sounds hard, but actually with a […]