Color, Threads, and Quilts – 2011 Club

needlepoint quilt block by janet m perry

Originally posted 2010-11-09 07:09:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA key to making lovely needlepoint is how you combine colors and how you use threads to enhance your design. Just as a painter picks the perfect paint to get a particular shade of blue, stitchers want to pick the perfect thread in both color and texture. [...]

How to Use a Gray Scale to Improve your Needlepoint


You may have seen them — cards with various shades of white, gray, and black with holes punched in each color. They also have values printed on them, sometimes listed as percentages. They don’t look very useful for a stitcher. This tool, a value scale, can quickly and easily improve your needlepoint. What is a [...]

Color Grid – Product Review

The Color Grid makes choosing great colors easy

Gail Callahan, $7.95 The subtitle for this little tool says you can “Take the Mystery out of Selecting Color.” and it does a fantastic job of doing just that. The grid consists of a detachable template you use to refine your choices, plus a tri-fold color grid. The grid has 14 colors, the end two [...]

Substitutions in the Abstract Needlepoint

abstract cross stitch done as needlepoint, showing color substitutions

Originally posted 2009-07-14 06:50:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If you want to make a Scrap Bag Needlepoint from your stash and want it to have a coordinated look, there’s nothing better than pulling out all your threads in a particular color scheme. That’s what I chose to do for my version of the delightful [...]

Monochromatic Color Schemes

Originally posted 2009-01-27 07:50:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A monochrome color scheme can be defined quite simply. It is based on a single color. In fact, the name literally tells you that “mono” – one – “chromatic” – of color. To create a monochrome scheme, like the one in Winter Stars, you need shades [...]