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 […]

Stitching Games 2015

Painted Pony angel canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

This is the third year for Stitching Games, a fun stitching project that’s run on Stitcherie, a social network for stitchers. It’s tons of fun. The basic idea is simple, you stitch a project, painted canvas or your own design through the year. Each month you are given a clue and you need to stitch […]

Is there an Island of Unwanted Projects?

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Originally posted 2011-11-22 07:36:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Remember how in Rudolph there was an Island of Unwanted Toys? The toys there were unloved or missing something. We have unwanted projects too. Maybe it was a class and we learned what we wanted to and never finished the project. Maybe your taste or decor […]

Good Works in Needlepoint

Kneeler for Patron's Chapel at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston (fphoto copyright St. Martin's Episcopal Church)

Joan Eidman’s blog has a lovely post about the stitchers at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston where they are busy on a multi-year stitching project. A big part of the project is stitching kneelers for all 287 kneelers in the Church. While the basic kneelers are lovely (check out the pictures of them on […]

Needlepoint Nativity in Atlanta Church

Needlepoint nativiy from Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Peachtree Presbyterian is a church in Atlanta. Seventeen stitchers got together to stitch this charming 23-piece needlepoint nativity, seen here. A lovely article from the Atlanta Constitution and available here tells the story behind this lovely and enduring legacy to the church. The pieces use 58 different stitches, 20 kinds of threads, and 129 colors. […]