Blackwork: Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-07-06 07:06:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBecky Hogg, Search Press (Turnbridge Wells, UK, 2010) ISBN:978-1-84448-551-2, $21.95 This book is one in a series on different techniques done under the banner of the Royal School of Needlework. In fact the author has both studied and worked there. This book is an excellent introduction to […]

Rhodes Stitch Free Project

rhodes stitch biscornu pincushion from kincavel krosses

Originally posted 2010-06-26 07:19:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The Rhodes Stitch (named for legendary stitcher Mary Rhodes) is a very flexible stitch. It can be any size. It can be any shape. It also attracts attention wherever you use it. And for many stitchers learning to make Rhodes Stitches can be a problem. Kincavel […]

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 […]

Black Cats & Needlepoint

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Originally posted 2009-10-03 07:16:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Its no secret that I like black cats. I’ve owned three of them (that’s Dot in the picture above), and I have many black cat canvases stitched and unstitched. The nice thing about black cats and needlepoint is that since they are associated with Halloween, it’s […]