Fray that Thread!

frayed Kreink thread tassel attached to needlepoint

Originally posted 2012-08-25 06:52:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Kreinik had a great post on their blog recently. It talked about intentionally fraying the ends of their threads to make tassels. The directions had instructions on how to create a fusible tassel using their iron-on threads. Although the instructions are designed to fuse onto paper, [...]

DMC Announces a New Kind of Waste Canvas

Originally posted 2011-07-08 07:07:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen you want to stitch any form of counted needlework (needlepoint or cross stitch) on fabric, you use waste canvas. Made like mono canvas, you baste on the waste canvas with wide margins and use an embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut. It’s lots of fun [...]

Needlepoint Ideas from an On-line Bead Store

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In the new seasonal catalog from Fire Mountain Gems, I cam upon many items that are useful for needlepointers. Canvas Scissors: Fiskars make a line of scissors called Amplify that are made specifically to cut through thick items. The larger size (10″) would be perfect for cutting canvas. Because canvas is rough on scissors, you [...]