Stash Busting Project – Stitch your Stash around the World

Originally posted 2008-08-07 12:06:45. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMy friend, Barbara Bergsten has just posted the start of a wonderful Scrap Bag Needlepoint project. The idea will be to use your stash threads to make a needlepoint Trip around the World quilt. I’m so excited about this, and not just because my stash is big. [...]

Classic Needlepoint Recharted – Monday Series

needlepoint shell chart, designed by Anne Orr

Originally posted 2009-08-24 06:50:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor the next several Mondays (more or less), I’m going to have a series of classic needlepoint designs recharted for you all. The designs are taken from a 1938 magazine packed full of stitched needlepoint designed by Anne Orr. You might be wondering who Ann was. Born [...]

April 2014 New Needlepoint Products

sulky cotton petites in needlepoint

With a big trade show (TNNA) early next month, companies are already showing off great new products. There’s sure to be lots more. Even so, these exciting new releases have me asking some to hide my credit cards. Painted & Charted Canvas Labors of Love has some great new designs. I’m particularly fond of a [...]

A Chorus Line of Crocuses

14-03-26-mm-tulips-all

Over on her blog Sue Dulle has been reworking a charming Spring piece that has a bunch of tulips on it. She didn’t like them as painted so she came up with her own. And she’s sharing the pattern with us. It uses Bargello-ish Straight Stitches and the flowers touch at the leaf tips. With [...]

Distribution News from TNNA and More New Canvases

Originally posted 2012-01-29 07:34:02. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSometimes as a stitcher I am frustrated. It seems as if my favorite designer goes away. But, happily, there are companies who pick up these old favorites and continue to make them available. Gail of GailVail is retiring. While the fate of many of her designs is [...]