New Artist from Ruth Schmuff

hal mayforth reading art adapted as needlepoint, available from ruth schmuff

Originally posted 2012-09-01 07:04:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter 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 […]

Explore Creativity in the Close to Needlepoint Retreat

tina close rooster needlepoint canvas from Art Needlepoint

Originally posted 2012-07-24 07:29:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m so excited about Art Needlepoint’s Fall Retreat (details & registration through the link). It’s in mid-October, in a glorious location, and will feature artist Tina Close. Her works are illustrating this post. The retreat will be held in a studio and so numbers are limited. […]

You Are a Part of the Creative Conversation!

design copyright Kathy Schenkel, photo copyright Napa Needslepoint

Originally posted 2011-12-21 07:18:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI don’t like it when people criticize needlepoint saying it’s like “painting by numbers.” Being the daughter and granddaughter of very creative women, I have always seen, as have they, needlepoint as a very artistic and creative process. A blog post last week at The Textile Blog […]

Improve your Needlepoint with these New Books

Create great backgrounds with the ideas in this book. (copyright Art Needlepoint & Napa Needlepoint)

For far too long needlepoint has been a hit or miss affair. While practitioners of almost every other art can find books and classes that teach them both how to do techniques but ways to know, before the first brushstroke is put on canvas or the photo is taken how to get the results you […]

Celtic Art in Cross Stitch – book review

Originally posted 2003-09-18 06:56:49. Republished by Blog Post PromoterCeltic Art in Cross Stitch Barbara Hammet I just love Barbara’s two other books of cross stitch designs (Art Nouveau and William Morris), so I was delighted to see this new books. The book opens with a very good introduction about Celtic Art which looks at it […]