The Needlepoint Book, Third Edition – Book Review

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Jo Ippolito Christensen, Touchstone Books, New York, 2015 ISBN 1-4767-5408-6, $60 Before we get into a review of the contents, which are amazing, let’s talk about the book itself. Yes it is over 500 pages, but the second edition was 428. Yes it is a hardbound book. You might be thinking that this would make […]

Just by Looking

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Yogi Berra once said “You can observe a lot just by looking.” He was talking about baseball, but it’s also true of needlepoint. Even if you are a turbostitcher and send your life stitching, you will only stitch a fraction of the canvases out there. And unless you both stitch from the same stitch guide […]

Exploring the Painted Stitch Canvas

painted stitches tree needlepoint, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m perry, vintage canvas by kris

Originally posted 2012-02-02 07:08:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so excited when I found the vintage canvas on eBay awhile ago. I like it because the stitches are already painted on, much as the wonderful designs of Barbara Bergsten are. This type of needlepoint has the pattern of the stitch already there on […]

New Artist from Ruth Schmuff

hal mayforth reading art adapted as needlepoint, available from ruth schmuff

Originally posted 2012-09-01 07:04:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Hal Mayforth is a witty illustrator and painter. Now his delightful, whimsical art can be found in needlepoint canvases distributed by Ruth Schmuff. She announced it earlier this week with a blog post showing off the first designs in the line. The canvas pictured here is […]

Arts & Crafts Tree – Stitch Guide Sneak Peek

art deco style needlepoint tree from elements with beading and stitch guide by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-10-21 07:29:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m hoping to be finished with the beading later today, but isn’t this piece, my latest stitch guide, great? I love the Art Deco-inspired blocky style and how there is so much design impact from three colors and simple stitches. The canvas is by Elements Needlepoint […]