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 […]

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 […]

Putting It All Together – Part 2

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

In yesterday’s post we began our analysis of my most recent finished project, analyzing it according to the questions in The Needlepoint Book. As we should expect there are weaknesses in the design and colors on the canvas. One of these, a weak focal point, was changed by concentrating all the attention-grabbing threads on the […]

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) […]