Some Random Thoughts on Designing

Originally posted 2006-04-18 06:35:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m working on two of EGA’s Master Craftsman programs, design and color. I’m on step 2 of color and have a provisional pass on step 2 in design. The Step 2 project with changes goes back to be rejudged next week. But yesterday I spent a fair [...]

How to Make an Original Bargello Landscape

Summer Mountain from Isabel's Needlepoint is an inspiration for your original landscape

This abstract canvas from Isabel’s Needlepoint is a perfect jumping off point for creating an original landscape to be stitched in Bargello needlepoint. You can make a charming seasonal landscape easily. First draw a long rectangle on your canvas, this one is 6.5×4. If you want it to be easy to finish make it the [...]

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. [...]

ANG Seminar Winners & Design

needlepoint Naoshima Sunset by Llois Kershner

Originally posted 2011-01-21 07:35:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Each year, ANG invites someone to provide an on-line version of the National Seminar Exhibit. Called What Is Needlepoint? It’s a wonderful bit of eye candy and a superb look at excellence in needlework. The entry for the 2010 exhibit just made its debut earlier this [...]

Adapt this Idea to Needlepoint


Originally posted 2011-04-23 07:43:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter See this lovely picture of a mountainscape? CRAFT has a video on how to adapt it to making a lovely modern painting. But I kept thinking about how wonderful it would be as needlepoint. Following their instructions, create an irregular edge the width of your finished [...]