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 [...]

Bling –book review

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 [...]