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 [...]
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 [...]
Originally posted 2012-02-22 07:08:23. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJune McKnight, self-published, 2012 I’m of two minds about this book. While I think the information and ideas in the book are wonderful and amazingly creative. And I love the way it gathers so much useful information in one place. There are some small improvements that could [...]
In a recent issue of a trade magazine, Gail Hendrix of Squigee Designs shared many fantastic ideas for adding embellishments to you needlework. I’d like to share them with you. Faces: If you have some painting or drawing skill, why not use plain round shank buttons as the base for faces for your needlepoint. Find [...]
Originally posted 2011-11-06 07:30:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBeStitched has two new videos up, both on making ribbon flowers. These make wonderful, dimensional additions to your needlepoint, that are lovely, easy, and unexpected. Watch the first one here. Watch the second one here.