Step-by-step — Finish a Self-finishing Bag


Originally posted 2010-12-18 07:50:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter One of my favorite gifts to give is to put a great piece of needlepoint into a self-finishing bag, accessory or ornament. It is so easy to do and is a great gift. That’s why I was so delighted when Robin King over at Needlepoint Study [...]

How to Make a Designer-Inspired Monogram Pillow

You can make a custom monogram pillow like this easily

Don’t you just love the bold design of this monogram pillow? I do, but even as I look at it I think that I’d like it in a different typeface and in different colors. That’s why we make needlepoint projects, so they are exactly the way we want them to be. It’s incredibly easy to [...]

Bargello Pillows eBook Now Available


Originally posted 2010-07-18 07:25:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Althea at Bargello Needlepoint has a new book out, Flawless Bargello Throw Pillows. It gives you step-by-step instructions, including planning worksheets, for making pillows covered in Bargello. You’ll even learn how to finish them easily. The book is in ebook format and is on special through [...]

Sandy’s Finishing Touches – Book Review


Sandy Higgins, self-published, ISBN 978-0-9663617-1-1, $25 I loved the earlier edition of this book and with the new, expanded, edition, there is even more to love. Sandy is a great finisher and has often taught her techniques at national seminars. In this book she gives you step-by-step instructions for finishing pillows, ornaments, stockings, and lots [...]

What Can I Do with a Plaid?

adrian's birthday plaid finished as a boxtop

Originally posted 2010-06-12 07:43:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter One of the biggest challenges in needlepoint is the question of what do do with the finished stitching. While the stitching is the joy, sometimes it’s discouraging to look at the huge pile of needlepoint left stitched but waiting to be turned into something and loved. [...]