Trimming the Tree – Planning the Embellishments

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Originally posted 2010-11-24 07:11:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOnce I had decided to do lots of embellishment techniques on the tree, I started to think about what I could use. I came up with three areas: buttons, beads, and brads. Buttons: I have a jar of buttons from my mother-in-law with some lovely vintage buttons […]

Joy Stitch Guide & Finishing

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This charming ornament from One Stop Needlepoint came with materials but no instructions or pictures. As I said in my review of the kit, here’s the stitch guide and finishing instructions. You’ll need to stitch and finish this ornament: 1 card Rainbow Gallery Crystal Braid CR08 (gold) 1 skein Planet Earth 6-strand silk Sizzle 108 […]

One Stop Needlepoint Kits – Product Review

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I don’t think my expectations were too high. If a manufacturer loudly proclaims themselves to have “needlepoint you can stitch and finish yourself,” you as the purchaser have a reasonable expectation that you will be able to do that. But if you buy a kit from One Stop Needlepoint those expectations are far too high. […]

Trimming the Tree — Stitching the Tree and Background

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Originally posted 2010-11-25 07:55:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Even though the finished piece will be loaded with lots to trim, it will look better if the untrimmed tree looks more realistic. It’s a small thing, but having a variety of colors as the background for the trim will make it pop just that much […]