How a Passion for Needlepoint Blossomed Into a Business

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Thanks to the folks at Elizabeth Bradley Designs for the permission to reprint their lovely article about Elizabeth Bradley. Liz Bradley had been collecting and restoring original Victorian needlework patterns and pieces for many years before deciding to pursue needlework as a business venture. After leaving university in 1969, she ventured into business as an […]

Jubilee Pulled Canvas Sampler Block

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Pulled canvas is a delightful technique, one which is always a surprise because the look of the finished stitches is completely different than the look of the diagrammed stitches. Because the canvas (and the stitches to some extent) becomes distorted after each stitch is pulled, a lacy effect is created. This block is found above […]

New Needlepoint Products in November 2014

Hanukkah Club, copyright Needledeeva

Although it might be just about too late to start stitching a project for Christmas, I’ve seen lots of great new needlepoint items recently. Canvas & Charts KSH Designs makes lovely animals inspired by the ultra expensive Herend porcelain figures, called “Fishnet” animals. She added horses to the line. All animals are now available in […]

LAS Mini-sock Double Cross

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Originally posted 2011-05-09 07:01:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This mini-sock features five cross stitches, all that have “double” in their names. I tried something different with this sock, Tahiti is used in every patch, along with a red thread. I did that because I wanted some consistency. But I got too much consistency. If […]