Daffodil Bargello

bargello needlepoint ovals analogous color scheme spring colors designed by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-04-07 06:43:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Spring is in the air and one of my readers, Anya, suggested daffodil colors as a Bargello needlepoint color scheme. Since these are one of my favorite flowers, I thought it was a great idea and started it Friday. I decided a scheme of circles and […]

Design Celtic Knotwork for Stitching on your Computer


Originally posted 2010-07-24 07:15:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Celtic knotwork and interlacing is so lovely and complex. It always makes for lovely designs. But charting it from scratch can be tedious and time-consuming. Trolling around the web Thursday I came upon a totally cool product — a program of knotwork already charted on a […]

Needlepoint Collage

Originally posted 2009-11-22 07:20:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMost of the things on my needlepoint bucket list are really huge projects, I probably never will end up doing. But some are small enough I might actually achieve them someday. Right near the top of that list is learning how to do canvas collage. This technique, […]

It’s Complicated

copyright unknown, downloaded from CNBC

The colors in this dress sparked a furor of interest and arguments over the Internet earlier this week. Some people see it as blue and black, some as gold and white. What do you see? I see it as periwinkle blue and a charcoalish grey. There have been lots of interesting commentaries about the controversery […]

Highlighting the Focal Point – Mitered Backgrounds in Needlepoint

needlepoint showing mitered background

Originally posted 2009-09-24 07:25:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter An easy way to accent the focal point of any needlerpoint, especially if it is a simple one such as this autumn leaf, is to have the background stitch “point” to the center of the stitching. This process is called “mitering.” When you miter a background, […]