Stitching Order & Focal Points in Needlepoint

Originally posted 2003-05-28 06:32:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWith the many different threads and stitches available to us as needlepointers, it’s easy to agree with the saying “This is not your Grandmother’s needlepoint!” We’ve come a long way from the days where endless streams of continental were done by dignified ladies. This is a very […]

Neon! Gelato! Graffiti! Mirrors!

This vintage Jadeite captures the milky pastels of gelato colors perfectly.

Originally posted 2012-10-01 06:46:15. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhat do all these thing have in common? They are all aspects of current trends in color. As stitchers, much of what we do isn’t influenced by trends, but incorporating new color trends is a great way to make your needlepoint look current. Think about these ideas […]

Talking Texture – Part 2

cooper oaks needlepoint canvas, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry with stitch guide available

Originally posted 2012-07-19 06:50:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen picking stitches for your needlepoint, you can use the textures of your threads and stitches to highlight an area, to provide definition to an item, or just to make the piece more interesting. Our eyes tend to interpret sameness as being flat or dull. How often […]

Last Call Quilts & Needlepoint

scrappy squares needlepoint quilt free project, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

While you are enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers, I’ll be busy working on the first lesson for the Quilts & Needlepoinnt class. The class begins on Monday and I’m so excited about it. If you understand quilts and quilt blocks, you have the start of an amazing and never-ending source of your own original projects. Projects that […]