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 […]

Putting It All Together – Part 2

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

In yesterday’s post we began our analysis of my most recent finished project, analyzing it according to the questions in The Needlepoint Book. As we should expect there are weaknesses in the design and colors on the canvas. One of these, a weak focal point, was changed by concentrating all the attention-grabbing threads on the […]