Putting It All Together – Part 2

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

In yesterday’s post we began our analysis of my most recent finished project, analyzing it according to the questions in The Needlepoint Book. As we should expect there are weaknesses in the design and colors on the canvas. One of these, a weak focal point, was changed by concentrating all the attention-grabbing threads on the […]

Planning a Canvas

charley harper convivial pursuit cheetah

Originally posted 2012-07-16 07:12:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI fell in love with the Charley Harper canvas pictured here the moment I saw it. Happily my husband loved it too and bought it for me from Ruth Schmuff. Now I’m itching to stitch it. It’s a great example of how I plan a canvas. Often […]

June 2012 TNNA Round-up – Mostly New Canvases

Originally posted 2012-06-23 07:38:25. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou might be sweltering and wishing you had a tall, cold drink today, but in the needlework world everything is getting ready for holiday stitching. That’s because the Summer TNNA Needlework Market starts this morning. Today through Monday you’ll find summaries of many of the new products […]

This Butterfly Is Free

jenny henry free butterfly

Originally posted 2012-10-07 06:47:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Things are cooling down now that it’s October, but you can keep summer at hand all year long with the delightful framed butterfly pattern designed by Jenny Henry. Stitched entirely in Tent Stitch, this is a design easy enough to be your first needlepoint project, but […]

Cats Sampler Class Registration Closing

Originally posted 2012-08-14 07:10:40. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis delightful cats canvas is by Patt Large (of Patt & Lee Designs). It’s from her hand-painted line, Pajamas & Chocolate. It’s the basis for an exciting new stitch sampler class that begins September 26, 2012. In this class you’ll get a chance to sample stitches in […]