Needlepoint Japanese Landscapes

Hasui Fuji Cherry

Originally posted 2012-12-03 06:56:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s an on-going question: How do I convey in needlepoint elements in art so they don’t look flat and dull? The problem happens because needlepoint stitches and threads have texture, giving it a third dimension, while works of art are two-dimensional. All too often something gets lost […]

Do-it-yourself Stitch Guide Class Starts Friday

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Every stitcher could use a helping hand. Often we find ourselves attracted to canvases why outside our comfort zone. We buy them take the home and then we have one of those “What WAS I thinking?” moments. Or we buy a canvas well within our skill level, start stitching it and then give up because […]

An Example of Putting It All Together – Part 1

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

I think many stitchers will find the second section of The Needlepoint Book extremely helpful The last chapter of this section, Putting It All Together, summarizes the issues in the other seven chapters with a series of questionnaires. I thought it would be great if I took my most recent canvas (from Lee Needle Arts) […]

Man from Glad!

copyright Hugs & Stitches

You might know the trick out of the way until you need them again. Or using French clothes pins to holde canvas rolled up. In a recent post, Suzanne of Hugs & Stitches, clued is into fantastic uses for two unlikely items — glad wrap and bra tape. Check it out!

When Tent Stitch is the Right Stitch

There's no doubt about focal point and background in this kimono, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Over at The Owl Stitchery Blog Mary Waldsmith has a post about when Tent is absolutely the correct stitch to use. She’s absolutely right about that. Every canvas should have some areas of Tent on it. There are lots of other reasons when Tent is the right choice: You want to learn how to control […]