For all these years I’ve been doing needlepoint, I’ve always seen things that inspire me: great ideas, lovely needlepoint, cool techniques. And until recently I’ve kept these by making notebooks, lots and lots of notebooks. But there are several problems with them. They are not organized take up too much space new ones can be [...]
Originally posted 2002-10-12 22:39:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs a needlepointer, I find that often my work gets trivialized by artists and by people who do other fiber arts. Needlepoint suffers from a “little old lady” syndrome, which is completely out of sync with the reality of the art we produce, which is often far [...]
Originally posted 2010-02-08 07:41:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWendy Costa’s art has now been adapted to needlepoint and is available from Maggie Co. There are nine whimsical dresses and two delightful veggie designs that would be great in a kitchen. They are on 18 mesh.
Some landscapes, regardless of when they were painted or by what artist, are harder to interpret in needlepoint than others. Compare a traditional landscape, even one by someone as recent as Van Gogh or Cezanne with the Donna Horn landscape above. These more flat landscapes are a perfect starting point for stitching and for exploring [...]
Hal Mayforth is a witty illustrator and painter. Now his delightful, whimsical art can be found in needlepoint canvases distributed by Ruth Schmuff. She announced it earlier this week with a blog post showing off the first designs in the line. The canvas pictured here is one of them. A stitch guide by Julia Snyder [...]