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 […]

Learn Bargello with Erica Wilson

erica wilson's bargello needlepoint boots from her PBS series in 1971

Originally posted 2012-02-20 06:53:27. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThanks to the blog, Retro Renovation, we have a long (almost 15 minutes) seqment on Bargello. She shows examples of the stitching (including these great boots), she talks about the history of Bargello, show us how to start stitching and then shows us a lovely Jack-in-the-Pulpit design […]

Use Bargello for Necklaces

Necklace with Bargello needlepoint designed by A Alicia and available on etsy

Originally posted 2012-03-23 07:28:36. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThese embroidered necklaces from A Alicia aren’t my style, I’m more traditional. They do show a really creative use of small buts of Bargello. Thanks to my daughter who finds these, and many other delightful things on the blog design sponge.

Doodle Needlepoint – Stitchlady’s Project

Stitchlady took up Jocelyn’s idea for doodle needlepoint and did her own. The results, with lots of pictures, are now posted on her blog. It’s a neat idea for doodling. She outlined each area and then filled it in with different threads and stitches, looking for balance and texture. Jocelyn’s was done in Tent Stitch […]

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 […]