Learn Needlepoint Shading in this New Book

copyright Janet M. Perry & Art Needlepoint

It used to be that stitchers were not encouraged to try shading needlepoint at all until they had stitched quite awhile. Even then it was generally only needleblending that was taught. That notion ended up restricting our needlepoint, keeping it from looking as good as it could. We didn’t needleblend unless we had to, ending [...]

Do You Know Someone Who Wants to Learn Needlepoint?

beginning needlepoint stitch sampler designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2011-12-03 06:58:02. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOften people think needlepoint is hard to do, not very creative, and very boring. We know the truth — it’s easy, endlessly creative, and a great stress reliever. Do you know someone who wants to learn needlepoint? Maybe it’s someone in your family. Maybe it’s a co-worker [...]

Christmas Lights – 2010 Needlepoint Club

christmas light ornament, stitches for needlepoint club designed by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-11-11 07:50:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Christmas Lights is now open for subscriptions for this delightful twelve-month series of needlepoint ornaments. Based on old-fashioned Christmas Lights, each ornament has one mixed thread stitch for the bulb and a second stitch for the base. They are designed for Advanced Beginning stitchers, But anyone [...]

Does Shading with Needleblending Confuse You? Learn with my Upcoming Class!

Originally posted 2011-10-06 07:08:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter For a very long time, I found shading using stranded threads and needleblending really confusing. I did it once. The result looked good but I thought of it as a desparation move when I couldn’t find the right shade of thread. I didn’t use it again [...]