Personal Needlepoint – Selecting a Design

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Originally posted 2011-03-30 06:49:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My youngest is graduating from college this May and I want to make her an ornament. I’m not happy with the “normal” graduation ornaments I see, I’d like to make her something unique. Sometimes when we want to make a needlepoint present for someone, there just […]

New Artist from Ruth Schmuff

hal mayforth reading art adapted as needlepoint, available from ruth schmuff

Originally posted 2012-09-01 07:04:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Hal Mayforth is a witty illustrator and painter. Now his delightful, whimsical art can be found in needlepoint canvases distributed by Ruth Schmuff. She announced it earlier this week with a blog post showing off the first designs in the line. The canvas pictured here is […]

Picking the Right Background Color

petei needlepoint alice in wonderland cheshire cat, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m perry

Originally posted 2011-11-12 07:12:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRecently I completed stitching this Cheshire Cat from Petei. I just adore the design, but finding the right color for the background was a real challenge. In finding it, I worked through some questions that can help you find the perfect background color for your designs. With […]

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 […]