Magnolia Mystery Free Needlepoint Project

copyright Stained Glass Hobby

We start this delightful new project creating a stained glass needlepoint. Beginning with a stained glass pattern, we’ll stitch it using different stitches for the flower, a great background using overdyed threads, and a needlepoint mat. Once it’s finished, it can easily be put into a ready-made 4×6″ frame. It’s a mystery project, so you’ll […]

Finishing Pillows

Originally posted 2010-01-17 07:41:17. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFinishing needlepoint pillows (or making any pillows for that matter) should be a simple task. It meets my admittedly low bar for sewing — all straight seams, no zippers. But all too often they don’t turn out well. My friend Kristin at Craft Leftovers has been working […]

Finishing the Small Ornament

attic window beginner's needlepoint christmas ornament, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2011-03-12 07:21:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Susan Thompson has done a wonderful job of finishing many items for me over the years. Her lovely blog, Sukylady’s Studio, has instructions on her method to finish small ornaments. There are lots of photos showing the steps to take to finish a small two-sided needlepoint […]

Lacing Tutorial

Originally posted 2011-03-06 07:16:06. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMany people find lacing the back of needlework essential to keep the stitching taut when framed. But finding good information on how to do it has always been a struggle for me. This outstanding lavishly illustrated lacing tutorial from Plays with Needles shows you how to lace […]

Just by Looking

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Yogi Berra once said “You can observe a lot just by looking.” He was talking about baseball, but it’s also true of needlepoint. Even if you are a turbostitcher and send your life stitching, you will only stitch a fraction of the canvases out there. And unless you both stitch from the same stitch guide […]