Bang for the Buck Month

Originally posted 2012-04-01 07:02:33. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI simply love it when needlepoint gives you more than what you put into it. I love backgrounds that are fast to stitch but look amazing.Tricks and techniques that make previously difficult items easy to stitch. A thread that is a real bargain. This month we’ll look […]

Adapting Plaids to Needlepoint

Plaid fabric

Originally posted 2008-11-28 06:54:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Plaids are one of the easiest types of fabric to adapt to needlepoint. Especially symmetrical plaids, such as tartans, make wonderful needlepoint. First we’ll talk about plaids and how they are constructed, then we’ll cover how to turn that into needlepoint. Plaids are woven patterns of […]

Laid Stitches – LAS Min-Sock

laidwork needlepoint sampler christmas ornament mini-sock designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2011-04-01 06:53:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Laidwork is a fun, if sometimes neglected as “too hard,” needlepoint technique. Quite simply laidwork is a stitch where one thread is laid down on the canvas and then attached to the canvas by another thread in a regular pattern. Sometimes these stitches can be quite […]

Hand-dying Yarn and Fleece – book review

Originally posted 2010-10-14 07:12:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGail Callahan, Storey Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60342-468-4, $18.95 I’m fascinated by dyeing threads and have dyed my own thread and canvas at various times. But most books on dyeing are frustrating to me because they deal with dyeing in quantities too large for the small amounts needed for […]

Introducing Stitches for Needlepoint Classes

Originally posted 2013-01-10 07:01:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Have you been frustrated because you don’t feel confident in picking stitches to go with a thread? Do you wish you had a notebook that you could use that showed you stitch variations, stitches in different threads and stitching effects? Are you always wanting to try […]