What Color Should that Stitch Be?

Originally posted 2007-08-08 06:22:44. Republished by Blog Post PromoterYou know that sinking feeling, the intersection on the hand-painted canvas is more than one color. You don’t know how to decide what color to stitch. I call deciding this making an “executive decision” in needlepoint. I thought about what the process was for deciding and came […]

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 […]

Gay Ann Rogers Lessons for Every Stitcher

from Gay Ann Roger's stitching site, artist not named

Gay Ann Rogers is not only a masterful stitcher, she’s also a great teacher. Her projects are wonderful, her instructions thorough and she uses innovative techniques. Happily for us she has also been adding great content to her website under the “lessons” tab. The items include an overview of needlepoint as well as lessons for […]

Needlepoint Japanese Landscapes

Hasui Fuji Cherry

Originally posted 2012-12-03 06:56:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s an on-going question: How do I convey in needlepoint elements in art so they don’t look flat and dull? The problem happens because needlepoint stitches and threads have texture, giving it a third dimension, while works of art are two-dimensional. All too often something gets lost […]

Do-it-yourself Stitch Guide Class Starts Friday

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Every stitcher could use a helping hand. Often we find ourselves attracted to canvases why outside our comfort zone. We buy them take the home and then we have one of those “What WAS I thinking?” moments. Or we buy a canvas well within our skill level, start stitching it and then give up because […]