Color Selection

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Originally posted 2008-10-04 07:12:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter After my recent posting about selecting threads based on a choice of Watercolours, my friend Jan Fitzpatrick send me an email about her method of choosing thread colors along with this picture of a glorious Jean Hilton piece, French Perfume (available from Stitches from the Heart). […]

Why are Hand-Painted Canvases So Expensive?

Originally posted 2010-05-24 07:04:58. Republished by Blog Post PromoterVicki asked earlier this month if the designers actually painted the canvases they sold. It’s a good question. Although there are designers who paint their own and custom canvases are painted by the artist, most canvases you buy in shops are not painted by the designer. It […]

Squigee Catalog now Available on-Line

Originally posted 2011-04-10 07:03:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI always enjoy looking at Gail Hendrix’ delightful needlepoint designs. A tremendously creative artist she works in a variety of styles. Recently she put her catalogue up to view on her website. Along the right side of the page you can view her complete line, three catalog […]

Huge On-line Source of Images to Inspire and Transfer

Originally posted 2012-08-18 06:45:08. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe Dover Pictorial Archive is legendary as a source of wonderful, royalty-free images of all kinds. It has been inspiring my needlepoint since at least 1978. I own dozens of these books with everything from stained glass patterns to vintage advertising. But using them has often meant […]

Stunning Needlework Eye Candy

Blue Hills, copyright Dawn Donnelly, photo courtesy NAN

NAN held their annual meeting a couple of months ago. Part of the Assembly includes an exhibit of the most amazing an innovative needlework. For example, the wonderful Walking the Water’s Edge I saw first in photos from a NAN Exemplary a few years ago. Right now NAN has put up photos of many pieces […]