An Unexpected Choice of Threads

Can you guess the wool used here?

Originally posted 2010-07-02 07:34:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Renaissance Dyeing makes a lovely line of crewel-weight wool. It’s very soft and is naturally dyed. Those of your who know something about dying will know that bright modern colors are not something you expect from fibers dyed with plant and animal material. Those bright colors […]

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 […]

Neon! Gelato! Graffiti! Mirrors!

This vintage Jadeite captures the milky pastels of gelato colors perfectly.

Originally posted 2012-10-01 06:46:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhat do all these thing have in common? They are all aspects of current trends in color. As stitchers, much of what we do isn’t influenced by trends, but incorporating new color trends is a great way to make your needlepoint look current. Think about these ideas […]

Attic Windows II – Sneak Peek

monochromatic needlepoint showing texture

Originally posted 2008-11-25 07:42:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here it is, the second of the Attic Windows needlepoint series. I finished it over the weekend. Mentally, and maybe even finally, I call it “Out of the Box” because all three stitches are variations of Box Stitches, The big square is a Scotch variation. The […]