Beginning Needlepoint in the East Bay

ice cream needlepoint canvas by sandy grossman-morris

Do you live in San Francisco’s East or North Bay, Solano County, or Sacramento? Have you been wanting to learn needlepoint but couldn’t find a warm, inviting place to learn without all the stuffiness of the “needlepoint police?” Sandy Grossman-Morris and I have teamed up to create this exclusive needlepoint class for beginners, starting March [...]

Needlepoint Stitch Guides Site Now Open!

kelly clark needlepoint rooster, stitch guide by janet perry

Originally posted 2010-07-06 06:28:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThere’s no doubt about it, stitchers love stitch guides. Our appetite for them is almost insatiable. Talk to any designer and they will tell you shopowners ask about stitch guides all the time. If a designer has none, they wonder why not. If a designer has some, [...]

Wonderful Resource for Free Patterns – About.com

Originally posted 2009-12-06 07:37:11. Republished by Blog Post PromoterEarlier this week I spent a happy morning poking around Cheryl Fall’s Needlepoint site at About.com. One of the things I love about the site is that, as a professional designer, Cheryl has a wealth of patterns she is sharing with us, for free. Before we explore [...]

A Box of Chocolates

Melissa Shirley Chocolates

Originally posted 2006-07-10 06:59:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here’s a sneak peek at the next stitch guide. It will be for six of Melissa Shirley’s candies (four are pictured above). Called A Box of Chocolates, I’m writing it with my friend Holly McGuinness of Golden Touch Crafts (http://www.goldentouchcrafts.com). The guide will be available at [...]

New Canvases from Kathy Schenkel and Melissa Shirley

I am always so happy at TNNA to go to Kathy Schenkel’s and Melissa Shirley’s booths. They are always full to bursting with great new ideas and canvases I just drool over. I love Kathy’s bone-shaped ornaments for dogs and this year she has a delightful new set. These are “Things Dogs Do,” all done [...]