TNNA Winter 2015 Needlepoint Round-up 3

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In addition to the mushrooms I blogged about yesterday, Renaissance Designs has delightful Polar Inhabitants canvases in three shapes for Christmas. Besides the usual penguin and polar bear, there’s an Eskimo girl, a walrus, and an Arctic wolf. Canvasworks has new nightlight shades in several of their popular patterns based on oriental rugs. Get the […]

Winter 2015 TNNA Needlepoint Round-up 1

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Shops and designers are packing up from this weekend’s TNNA Market. Many shops are returning home with goodies that they will be showcasing in the next weeks. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday I’ll be letting you know about great new products that have just come out. Friday I’ll be summarizing trends I’m seeing in the market. […]

Sponge Painting for a Needlepoint Design Background

First color sponged onto a drawn needlepoint canvas

Originally posted 2008-10-28 07:19:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In modern needlepoint, often we want to leave our background partially unstitched. This is great, except often the color of the canvas limits us. That’s where I was last week. It can happen with any canvas and this technique will work on any design a commercial […]

Stitching Order & Focal Points in Needlepoint

Originally posted 2003-05-28 06:32:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWith the many different threads and stitches available to us as needlepointers, it’s easy to agree with the saying “This is not your Grandmother’s needlepoint!” We’ve come a long way from the days where endless streams of continental were done by dignified ladies. This is a very […]