Trimming the Tree – Planning the Embellishments

hot-fix crystals from Kreinik

Originally posted 2010-11-24 07:11:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOnce I had decided to do lots of embellishment techniques on the tree, I started to think about what I could use. I came up with three areas: buttons, beads, and brads. Buttons: I have a jar of buttons from my mother-in-law with some lovely vintage buttons […]

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 […]