Doing Good by Doing Needlepoint – Good Threads

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Have you ever thought that by buying a needlepoint belt, you’d help both women and children in a poverty-stricken barrio in the Dominican Republic? When you buy a belt from Good Threads LLC you do just that. Their custom and ready-made belts benefit people, mostly Haitian refugees, in Esperanza. Currently they employ about 40 women […]

Laid Stitches – LAS Min-Sock

laidwork needlepoint sampler christmas ornament mini-sock designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2011-04-01 06:53:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Laidwork is a fun, if sometimes neglected as “too hard,” needlepoint technique. Quite simply laidwork is a stitch where one thread is laid down on the canvas and then attached to the canvas by another thread in a regular pattern. Sometimes these stitches can be quite […]

Cara Richard – Not your Ordinary Needlepoint

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Like many other people I’ve been blown away by the extraordinary creativity of Cara Richard. With her distinctive style she transforms the canvases she stitches to real works of art. We interviewed her for our first stitcher profile of 2015. Tell me about how you started doing needlepoint. My grandmother taught me very basic needlepoint. […]

Bargello Bells Free Needlepoint Project

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Bargello always delights mew because it is so changeable. With a single simple stitch you can create so many looks. I never tire of exploring Bargello. Lately a big source of inspiration for me has been Bargello quilts. While, often, they are challenging to convert to needlepoint, they act as a spring to my imagination […]

Doing Good through our Stitching

Do you know someone helping others through stitching? Maybe they mentor kids in an after school program, perhaps they teach needlepoint to low-income seniors, or they have collected stash for people who have suffered from a disaster. Throughout 2015, this blog will feature profiles of people, companies, and programs who are doing good through needlewqork, […]