Start of Long & Short Stitch Tutorial

Originally posted 2009-08-03 06:55:25. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLong and Short Stitch is a free embroidery stitch adapted to needlepoint and used to make realistic shading. Similar to Random Stitch, which we covered in two posts last week, Long and Short Stitch is a fantastic method for stitching flower petals and other items which need [...]

Are You Crazy about Cashmere Stitch?

craftsman trees cashmere stitch needlepoint by janet perry

I am as you can see from the sampler above (available as an ebook here). The second year of my hugely popular 25 stitches series begins May 15, 2014 with 25 Cashmere Stitches. In this three-lesson email course, you’ll learn 25 variations of Cashmere Stitch to increase your stitch knowledge and to add interest to [...]

Some Random Thoughts on Designing

Originally posted 2006-04-18 06:35:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m working on two of EGA’s Master Craftsman programs, design and color. I’m on step 2 of color and have a provisional pass on step 2 in design. The Step 2 project with changes goes back to be rejudged next week. But yesterday I spent a fair [...]

Get Started on a Lifelong Needlepoint Journey with my Free Class

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

If you asked a needlepointer why she stitched she’ll tell you she finds it relaxing, creative, and meditative. It’s an artistic pursuit, a comfort in difficult times, a joy to share with others, and a steady companion. How many other things in your life are this? Why don’t you share the joy of needlepoint with [...]

Joy of Counted Canvas

Originally posted 2010-07-10 07:49:50. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGet on over to Mary Corbet’s site where she has a delightful guest post by Sara Leigh Merrey about counted canvaswork. It’s simply delightful and you’ll love the close up pictures of the projects as Sara tells her tale. Then you can follow more of her stitching [...]