Needle Blending for a Dramatic Sky

botswana travel angel needlepoint from painted pony designs

Originally posted 2010-01-28 07:02:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Blending more than one shade of stranded thread in a needle greatly increases your color choice. Even so, it’s most common (and best( use is to shade needlepoint. For this it excels. Better yet, it’s much easier than it seems. Anne Stradal uses this technique often [...]

Got Some Leftover Plastic Canvas and Need a Fast Gift?

Originally posted 2009-07-31 07:36:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you have a piece of plastic canvas and an empty frame, you can make this earring holder from CRAFT magazine. It’s just a plain piece of plastic canvas, but if you wanted to spiff it up a bit, why not stitch a few motifs on it? [...]

Needlepoint Notecards from Sandy Grossman-Morris

needlepoint stitch card by sandy grossman-morris

Originally posted 2009-08-17 07:12:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sandy Grossman-Morris has come out with a delightful line of needlepoint notecards, one of which is pictured above. Each one has a stitch done on canvas with a needle on the front. The directions for the stitch are on the back, along with some stitching notes. [...]

Two Great Plastic Canvas Projects

Use raffia from the craft store for these placemats (photo & design from CraftyPod)

I don’t know about you but I’m both frustrated and fascinated by raffia in craft stores. It’s so cheap, it looks so stitchable. But wait, it’s too thick for most canvas. That’s why I love Craft Pod’s project to make placemats from plastic canvas and raffia. It’s a clever, fashionable idea. Get the great tutorial. [...]

Adding a Name to a Ready-Made Needlepoint Stocking

Originally posted 2009-12-03 07:12:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe second part of the house will run tomorrow, my apologies. Last weekend a reader asked: “I have store-bought needlepoint Christmas stocking. I want to needlepoint (or use some other method) to put a child’s name on the stocking. Can I needlepoint over what is already there? [...]