An Example of Putting It All Together – Part 1

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

I think many stitchers will find the second section of The Needlepoint Book extremely helpful The last chapter of this section, Putting It All Together, summarizes the issues in the other seven chapters with a series of questionnaires. I thought it would be great if I took my most recent canvas (from Lee Needle Arts) […]

The Difference between Thread & Paint

Originally posted 2012-07-05 07:28:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou want to learn more about color. You go to the library to learn more and all you find are books about mixing paint to get colors. If you are like me these books are not helpful, not one little bit. There is an important difference in […]

Picking the Right Background Color

petei needlepoint alice in wonderland cheshire cat, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m perry

Originally posted 2011-11-12 07:12:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRecently I completed stitching this Cheshire Cat from Petei. I just adore the design, but finding the right color for the background was a real challenge. In finding it, I worked through some questions that can help you find the perfect background color for your designs. With […]

More Eye Candy


Originally posted 2011-11-25 07:02:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter You may think when you see something in color that it is actually printed or displayed in the color it is. But actually most printed and displayed things are created by using mixtures of just four colors. While you might not think about it, you actually […]

Daffodil Bargello

bargello needlepoint ovals analogous color scheme spring colors designed by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-04-07 06:43:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Spring is in the air and one of my readers, Anya, suggested daffodil colors as a Bargello needlepoint color scheme. Since these are one of my favorite flowers, I thought it was a great idea and started it Friday. I decided a scheme of circles and […]