Just by Looking

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Yogi Berra once said “You can observe a lot just by looking.” He was talking about baseball, but it’s also true of needlepoint. Even if you are a turbostitcher and send your life stitching, you will only stitch a fraction of the canvases out there. And unless you both stitch from the same stitch guide […]

Exploring the Painted Stitch Canvas

painted stitches tree needlepoint, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m perry, vintage canvas by kris

Originally posted 2012-02-02 07:08:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so excited when I found the vintage canvas on eBay awhile ago. I like it because the stitches are already painted on, much as the wonderful designs of Barbara Bergsten are. This type of needlepoint has the pattern of the stitch already there on […]

DIY Needlepoint Stitch Guide Class Open for Registration

charley harper convivial pursuit cheetah

How often does this describe you? You found what you think is the perfect canvas. You love the design, you even know the perfect use for it. You buy it in spite of the huge pile of canvases in your stash. Maybe you even get it on stretcher bars. Then it languishes near your stitchy […]

Simple Laidwork in Log Cabin Sampler

copyright Napa Needlepoint

This week we begin the patches stitched in the major color for our sampler. For me, this is the pink logs. Once again we stitch from light for the shortest logs to dark. The lightest log is next to the metallic square that is in the corner. Laidwork is explained very simply. It is stitches […]

Stitch Class for Beginning Needlepointers

mondrian memories needlepoint class, stitch sampler taught by needlepoint expert janet m. perry with a canvas by sandy grossman-morris

Originally posted 2012-06-14 07:11:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’ve always thought it’s one thing to practice stitches on pieces of doodle canvas and quite another to learn stitches on a canvas that turns into a project. I like the feeling that my practice is going towards something. That’s what I love about the Sandy […]