Black Cats & Needlepoint

black cat janet perry

Originally posted 2009-10-03 07:16:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Its no secret that I like black cats. I’ve owned three of them (that’s Dot in the picture above), and I have many black cat canvases stitched and unstitched. The nice thing about black cats and needlepoint is that since they are associated with Halloween, it’s [...]

Williamsburg Needle Case Sneak Peek

whimsy & grace williamsburg needle case & stitch guide

Originally posted 2006-11-18 08:56:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAlthough this needle case doesn’t use flashy threads, like metallics, it still has lots of texture. The case is designed by Whimsy & grace and I’ve written a stitch guide for it. This is the model for the guide. I love that there are so many textures [...]

Stitch Direction & Needlepoint – Part 2

Tied Oblong Cross Stitch

Originally posted 2010-02-25 12:53:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter While straight and diagonal stitches cover most needlepoint stitches, there are three other stitch and pattern directions that are quite powerful because they don’t have a strong direction. I often turn to these types of stitches when I need something that is unusual but doesn’t have [...]

More New Canvases from TNNA

Originally posted 2009-02-09 13:41:22. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHere’s some more lovely new canvas which premiered at TNNA last month. A new needlepoint company exhibiting at TNNA for the first time was Patt and Lee Designs. There a wonderful cat designs (some realistic an some whimsical), great geishas, and tons more. I am particularly delighted [...]