“Destination” Needlepoint

Originally posted 2011-08-11 06:49:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSometimes I think it’s both a blessing and a curse to live in a “tourist trap.” The curse is that there are often crowds. The blessing is that it’s easy to find related needlepoint canvases. And I do. I have many San Francisco canvases and have stitched [...]

Painted Canvases at TNNA – Part 1

Originally posted 2012-01-27 07:32:28. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs always there plenty to love at TNNA. Besides the trends I talked about on Wednesday, two other types of needlepoint are becoming more popular. I was particularly excited by all the creative bookmarks I saw. Whimsy and grace had over 30 in all styles. Each of [...]

How to Finish an Open Item (Such as a Mini-sock)

Stitching & finishing bySusan Thompson

Originally posted 2011-05-29 07:19:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter . My friend Susan does an amazing job of finishing and has recently started a blog. She showed, in an illustrated tutorial, her method for finishing an open ornament. Her model uses a hat, pictured here, but this is exactly the technique you would use for [...]

Picnic Basket – LAS Mini-sock

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Originally posted 2011-08-02 07:09:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Since it’s summer I thought it would be fun to celebrate with stitches that mimic either baskets or gingham, making for a picnic basket in needlepoint. Both gingham stitches are done in three colors of Rainbow Gallery’s Pebbly Perle. The basket stitches are made in either [...]

Free Mini-Stocking Pattern from ANG

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I have a friend who has stitched pretty much every mini-sock Pat Mazu has designed. I love her stuff and have stitched a fair number myself. Pat’s a wonderful and generous lady who has done much to support the art of needlepoint. Readers of this blog are also familiar with her because we’ve seen her [...]