August Twinchy Challenge – Quilt Blocks

Borders on two-sides give needlepoint a contemporary look

Originally posted 2008-08-01 06:20:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Quilt blocks have got to be one of the most enduring themes in my needlepoint. They are #2 after Bargello. I hadn’t been needlepointing all that long when Needlepoint from Great American Quilts was published and I still have one of the many pieces I made [...]

October Twinchy Challenge – the Watercolours Challenge

Needlepoint Twinchy using Watercolours

Originally posted 2008-10-01 07:15:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This month’s Twinchy Challenge is a little different. There isn’t a them but a thread. Watercolours from the Caron Collection. Since it first came out, I’ve loved this thread and managed to accumulate a whole bin of it. And I bought three more skeins last week, [...]

Pod Post Twinchy

Originally posted 2009-01-17 18:36:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJohn Young created this Pod Post Twinchy himself, using what he calls the “bottom up” method of turning pictures into needlepoint. Here’s how he describes the process: ” I prefer going the “bottom up” way, using a pixel-art program like Pixen (for the mac) or GraphicsGale (for [...]

Quilts as a Source of Inspiration

Originally posted 2010-04-23 07:16:41. 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. Patchwork Quilts remain a rich source of inspiration of design in all kinds of media, needlepoint not the least. Every time I look [...]

January Twinchy Challenge – The Great Southwest

Originally posted 2009-01-01 06:04:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m crazy about the American Southwest. The magnificent scenery, the colors, the Native American art of all kinds, the wonderful history of it all. It continually inspires me in so many ways. This month it can inspire you as well, with the Twinchy Challenge. Your design [...]