Knitting Patterns as Sources for Needlepoint

Wooly Dreams canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Originally posted 2007-10-24 07:33:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterKnitting holds a deep fascination for me. This could be because my grandmother was a phenominal knitter (American style) while, being left-handed, I couldn’t figure it out. Once I did and started knitting I found out I wasn’t good at it. But that doesn’t stop me from […]

Roman Mosaics in Britain

roman mosaic from bath reproduced in blackwork and needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-08-06 07:37:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so jazzed about the idea to use filet crochet charts as needlepoint that it got me excited about adaptation. There are so many wonderful sources of great ideas out there. This week, except Tuesday, I’ll be featuring articles from the archives about adaptation. You’ll […]

Translating Filet Crochet Charts to Needlepoint

filet crochet swan, copyright Nikole Josephine Dixon

Even if you are unfamiliar with crochet, you have probably seen filet crochet. Using a combination of a crocheted “net” and areas of solid stitches, these technique often looks like lace. Like needlepoint, it is a charted technique using solid blocks to represent areas of stitching (in other words a whole-stitch chart). It is incredibly […]

Scrap Bag Needlepoint – Picking Threads for a Project

scrap bag needlepoint christmas ornament, designed and stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-08-30 07:25:14. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe most challenging (and also the most fun) part of creating a Scrap Bag Needlepoint project is deciding what colors to use. Throughout this post you’ll see examples of some of my projects that used specific color themes. If everything in your project is random, you’ll get […]

Cool Plastic Canvas Alert

These plastic canvas robots are from Crafty Pod (

Originally posted 2012-01-16 07:40:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMy friend Diane over at Crafty Pod made these completely amazing robots from plastic canvas. Her post details the project and many more pictures of them. I am completely in awe of the wonderful and fresh things Diana does with plastic canvas. In fact there are several […]