Trimming the Tree — Stitching the Tree and Background


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 […]

New Stitch Map – Petei People Robot

needlepoint robot by petei, stitch guide by janet perry

Originally posted 2010-09-03 07:35:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Robots are a ton of fun and my idea notebook has many of them cut and pasted in it, but I have mostly been disappointed in the ones I find in needlepoint. That was until I found this delightful robot from Petei. It’s one of her […]

Finishing the Small Ornament

attic window beginner's needlepoint christmas ornament, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2011-03-12 07:21:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Susan Thompson has done a wonderful job of finishing many items for me over the years. Her lovely blog, Sukylady’s Studio, has instructions on her method to finish small ornaments. There are lots of photos showing the steps to take to finish a small two-sided needlepoint […]

Which Kind of Indian? – Friday Fiber Fun

copyright TEW Designs

I love these ornaments from eBay seller TEW Designs. She does a fantastic job of rendering fabric designs and all kinds of historic ornament in stitch-painted rounds and eggs. I wanted to introduce you to her because so often we overlook historic textiles and designs as sources for needlepoint. We also often don’t think about […]

Shifty Needlepoint – Friday Fiber Fun

copyright Barbara Bergsten Designs

I love the little shift canvases from Barbara Bergsten. They are small, stitch-painted and only use a few colors. They could become quite addictive once you’ve stitched one. This week’s canvas is the shift pictured above. I’m currently stitching a bunch of shifts on a larger “Oh Shift!” canvas so they are on my mind. […]