A Blackwork Valentine for You

copyright Tanja Berlin

Tanja Berlin has created a charming set of these three Blackwork hearts as a free PDF pattern. Remember that if you are stitching these on needlepoint canvas, your stitches need to cross two threads. Otherwise the stitching is unstable. Get the pattern here. Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under […]

Blackwork: Royal School of Needlework Essential Stitch Guides – Book Review

Originally posted 2011-07-06 07:06:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBecky Hogg, Search Press (Turnbridge Wells, UK, 2010) ISBN:978-1-84448-551-2, $21.95 This book is one in a series on different techniques done under the banner of the Royal School of Needlework. In fact the author has both studied and worked there. This book is an excellent introduction to […]

Jubilee Needlepoint Free Pattern in Blackwork

Star Cross block, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This week’s block is called Star Cross and features Blackwork. It completes the row with Box and Spool. Blackwork is a great needlepoint technique and ideas for blackwork patterns can be found just about everywhere. This simple variation of the basic Nine-Patch block uses two different blackwork patterns, relieved by triangles of Tent Stitch. The […]

Needlepoint Bookstore

Originally posted 2008-08-02 07:53:05. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAre you frustrated with finding the needlepoint books you want? Do you wish you had a place where you could go immediately and buy the books you’ve heard about? Me too. So I’ve added a bookstore to the blog. You can also access it anytime by clicking […]

Improve your Needlepoint with these New Books

Create great backgrounds with the ideas in this book. (copyright Art Needlepoint & Napa Needlepoint)

For far too long needlepoint has been a hit or miss affair. While practitioners of almost every other art can find books and classes that teach them both how to do techniques but ways to know, before the first brushstroke is put on canvas or the photo is taken how to get the results you […]