Needlepoint New Products – August 2012

Originally posted 2012-08-07 07:06:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNeedle Delights has announced the newest in their Double Delights series: Tangello. The two colors it features are orange and yellow. It’s a delightful sunny geometric in counted canvas. Julie Mar has a set of wildlife babies mini-socks or 3″ ornaments. There are a bunny, fawn, owlet, [...]

Turning Halloween to Christmas; a Lesson in Personalizing a Design

kathy schenkel black cat needlepoint canvas personalized as christmas ornament by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-07-17 07:24:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Jack o’Lanterns, bats, kids in costumes and . . . black cats; all these are things we associate with Halloween. That, I’m afraid can pose a big problem for people like me who own (and love) black cats. If I had a dime for every black [...]

Anna Maria Horner Makes Needlepoint Kits

One of several new needlepoint kits designed by Anna Maria Horner

Originally posted 2012-01-21 06:49:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAnna Maria Horner has branched out into needlepoint kits. They are created in conjunction with Anchor UK and will be available later this year (no firm date or price yet). If you are not familiar with her work, she is a multi=talented designer in needlework, sewing, and [...]

Does Shading with Needleblending Confuse You? Learn with my Upcoming Class!

Originally posted 2011-10-06 07:08:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter For a very long time, I found shading using stranded threads and needleblending really confusing. I did it once. The result looked good but I thought of it as a desparation move when I couldn’t find the right shade of thread. I didn’t use it again [...]

Annie Lane Ornament Stitch Guides Coming

The first of my stitch guides for Annie Lane's ornaments (photo & stitching by Janet M. Perry)

You may have seen and admired the whimsical and very funny designs of Annie Lane, available from Wellesley Needlepoint. If you haven’t yet, go take a look. They are full of puns and make great needle point because they feature large stitchable areas with plenty of space for trying new stitches, threads, and techniques. I’m [...]