Magnolia Mystery Free Needlepoint Project

copyright Stained Glass Hobby

We start this delightful new project creating a stained glass needlepoint. Beginning with a stained glass pattern, we’ll stitch it using different stitches for the flower, a great background using overdyed threads, and a needlepoint mat. Once it’s finished, it can easily be put into a ready-made 4×6″ frame. It’s a mystery project, so you’ll […]

Come Stitch with Me – Celebrate “E” Block

Computer24 by Tink Boord-Dill, used with permission

Originally posted 2008-09-02 07:07:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here’s the center block for the top, a big bold lower case e. The alphabet charted below, is Computer 24 from Tink’s Alphabets Tantalizing and Terrific. The background, below, is Criss-Cross Hungarian with Crosses stitched using a limited edition silk called Brazilian Boa from The Thread […]

Which Kind of Indian? – Friday Fiber Fun

copyright TEW Designs

I love these ornaments from eBay seller TEW Designs. She does a fantastic job of rendering fabric designs and all kinds of historic ornament in stitch-painted rounds and eggs. I wanted to introduce you to her because so often we overlook historic textiles and designs as sources for needlepoint. We also often don’t think about […]

Needlepoint Can Improve your “Golden Years”

photo of Carole King stitching the needlepoint that was on the Tapestry album cover, copyright unknown from wesay.com

Now we all know that stress causes many health problems, not the least are those bald spots by tearing your hair out today, Tax Day in the US. But did you know that a newly published study shows that needlepoint or other crafty and artistic activities can help prevent memory problems as we age? A […]

Shifty Needlepoint – Friday Fiber Fun

copyright Barbara Bergsten Designs

I love the little shift canvases from Barbara Bergsten. They are small, stitch-painted and only use a few colors. They could become quite addictive once you’ve stitched one. This week’s canvas is the shift pictured above. I’m currently stitching a bunch of shifts on a larger “Oh Shift!” canvas so they are on my mind. […]