Running out of Thread? Try these Creative ideas

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Because I stitch from stash, I’m constantly running out of thread. Of course the flip side is that I have way too much of some threads. But we all run into the problem of not having enough thread and not finding the matching dyelot. Sue Dulle has come up with several inventive solutions that’s she’s […]

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 […]

An Example of Putting It All Together – Part 1

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

I think many stitchers will find the second section of The Needlepoint Book extremely helpful The last chapter of this section, Putting It All Together, summarizes the issues in the other seven chapters with a series of questionnaires. I thought it would be great if I took my most recent canvas (from Lee Needle Arts) […]

Technique Tuesday – Learning about Beads

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Originally posted 2012-05-01 06:55:27. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBaltimore Needleworks had a wonderful post late last week about beads. Using beads in needlepoint can be confusing to many people. The sizes are different, the needles are often both long and sharp, the threads are weird, and there are so many techniques to attach the beads. […]

The Needlepoint Book, Third Edition – Book Review

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Jo Ippolito Christensen, Touchstone Books, New York, 2015 ISBN 1-4767-5408-6, $60 Before we get into a review of the contents, which are amazing, let’s talk about the book itself. Yes it is over 500 pages, but the second edition was 428. Yes it is a hardbound book. You might be thinking that this would make […]