Got Some Leftover Plastic Canvas and Need a Fast Gift?

Originally posted 2009-07-31 07:36:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you have a piece of plastic canvas and an empty frame, you can make this earring holder from CRAFT magazine. It’s just a plain piece of plastic canvas, but if you wanted to spiff it up a bit, why not stitch a few motifs on it? [...]

Punch Up your Metallic Canvas, Part 2

snowbears needlepoint, stitch guide by janet perry

Originally posted 2010-11-03 07:02:50. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIf you want to add sparkle to your metallic canvas, but want an even more subtle look, you can back your needlepoint with something sparkly (fabric or paper). This will give you some glitz, but it s behind the needlepoint, so it will enhance whats there without [...]

Needlepoint Ideas from an On-line Bead Store

tutorial from eatsleepmake.com, photo from eatsleepmake.com

In the new seasonal catalog from Fire Mountain Gems, I cam upon many items that are useful for needlepointers. Canvas Scissors: Fiskars make a line of scissors called Amplify that are made specifically to cut through thick items. The larger size (10″) would be perfect for cutting canvas. Because canvas is rough on scissors, you [...]

Distinctive Presentations in Needle Art – Book Review

New book includes professional finishing techniques (photo from The Binding Stitch)

New book includes professional finishing techniques.[/caption] Marcia S. Brown, ISBN 978-1493597512, 2014 $55 While there are several books out there on finishing, few are as in-depth as this new book from Marcia Brown, the owner of The Binding Stitch. Previously many of her techniques were only available on DVDs. I like that they now are [...]