Get Discontinued HP Designs before They’re Gone

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While many of HP Designs’ lovely canvases are now being made by other companies, most notably Amanda Lawford, there are still many designs that are now discontinued. Lovers of this great line, don’t despair, HP is selling their remaining inventory of canvases directly to you from their website. You’ll see their designs divided up into [...]

Shading in Needlepoint & Why to Do It

leaf kimono hand painted canvas needlepoint from lee needle arts

Originally posted 2010-02-02 07:57:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This post from the archives is reposted as part of the Blast from the Past series. New content will return October 3, 2013. The multi-colored leaves in this mini kimono from Lee Needle Arts are just perfect to show needle-blending and the wonderful effect it has [...]

Needlepoint Stitch Guides Site Now Open!

kelly clark needlepoint rooster, stitch guide by janet perry

Originally posted 2010-07-06 06:28:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThere’s no doubt about it, stitchers love stitch guides. Our appetite for them is almost insatiable. Talk to any designer and they will tell you shopowners ask about stitch guides all the time. If a designer has none, they wonder why not. If a designer has some, [...]

Needlepoint Japanese Landscapes

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It’s an on-going question: How do I convey in needlepoint elements in art so they don’t look flat and dull? The problem happens because needlepoint stitches and threads have texture, giving it a third dimension, while works of art are two-dimensional. All too often something gets lost in the translation. This new series on Art [...]

Chinese Lattice Designs – Book Review

blackwork patterns, some based on chinese lattice designs, designed and stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Daniel Sheets Dye, Dover, 1974 Of all the books I own which I use for designing, this is my all-time favorite. I’ve had it for 30 years and have paged through it many times looking for ideas for patterns and stitches. The book is a collection of well over a thousand different lattice designs created [...]