Unusual Celebration Needlepoint — Free by Request

Make a special First Communion gift with this free design (design & photo from Sue Dulle)

It being May you can expect many kinds of celebrations. For some of them, such as graduations, there are plenty of needlepoint choices. But for others, such as First Holy Communion, it can be hard to find any good gift, let alone a needlepoint one. Sue Dulle was faced with this situation recently because her [...]

Alternative to Making that Really Big Project

Use a smaller canvas as the centerpiece in a large project (design from Pepita Needlepoint)

Renee over at Pepita Needlepoint has written a blog post with a tremendous idea. Instead of stitching a big project (such as a challah cover, Christmas stocking, or large pillow why not make a smaller canvas and than have the finisher make that the centerpiece of the larger item? Although there are many people who [...]

Keeping the Faith – book review

Originally posted 2008-06-23 17:40:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDoing needlepoint to adorn a church is a dream for many needleworkers. Many people will seek out churches with needlepoint kneelers to see them and countless other stitchers volunteer their time to make these lovely works of faith, skill, and art. Designing Women has just published a [...]

Variegated Planet Earth 6-ply Silk – Thread Review

planet earth variegated 6-ply silk thread shown on Lee Needle Arts cross, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-02-23 07:39:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIn thinking about threads, there are some pretty clear preferences. Some people love silk, some won’t touch it. Some people only want to use threads that are single-strand, others like the flexibility that comes from having threads you can adjust. And then some people are like me, [...]

Sunday Stitching – Project Done

canvas copyright Designs by Petei, photo cxopyright Napa Needlepoint

Originally posted 2006-11-06 07:43:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor a real change yesterday I waitched football most of the day and stitched. It was a wonderful, relaxing change. As a result, I finished the Petei Our Lady of Guadelupe, as you can see. I love the wonderful changes in texture which come from the different [...]