What Are the “Usual Stitching Supplies?”

from Wikimedia Commons

You see it almost every time you take a needlepoint class. After the list of things needed, such as stretcher bars, come those dreaded words “usual stitching supplies.” You might know what sits near your stitching chair, but you can’t bring all that. So what do you bring? Here’s a list of some things to […]

Free Design by Orna Willis

philadelphia journey needlepoint, designed by Orna Willis

Originally posted 2012-09-07 07:04:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This lovely design, Philadelphia Journey, was designed by Orna Willis and donated to the American Needlepoint Guild for their 40th Anniversary Celebration last month. All attendees at Seminar got the instructions. Now Orna is extending the celebration. If you would like a copy of the full-color […]

Another Quilt-based Ornament

feathered star needlepoint ornament by janet perry for cyberpointers

Originally posted 2009-03-31 05:50:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I finished my second ornament for the CyberPointers book yesterday and its pictured above. It uses an expanded Scotch Stitch, designed by Jenny Morrow, as well as Half Scotches. In three shades of Watercolours and one of Silk & Ivory. It’s a needlepoint version of a […]

Rules for Buying at Guild Auctions

euro canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Sometimes I realize needlepointers are lucky in Northern California. We have several ANG chapters here. Many of our members belong to more than on chapter and we coordinate events. Many years ago the generous donation by her family of a woman’s stash to benefit the Napa chapter, had us selling it off at auction to […]

Slow Down your Stitching

from Slow Stitching Movement

Are you tense, overworked, or overcommitted? Do you constantly multi-task or wish you could? Me too. But there is great virtue in learning to slow down. Because I’m a prototypical Type A person, I find this difficult to do, but my health has forced me to learn to slow down.Even so I’d like to do […]