Handling Thread Shadows

Originally posted 2012-08-02 06:50:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe problem with essentially teaching yourself needlepoint is that you make lots and lots of mistakes. In my early pieces, I ended my threads along diagonals (making ridges), had uneven tension, and passed threads behind lighter colors or open canvas. Some things, such as uneven tension, improve [...]

Making Needlepoint Samplers Personal

small stitch needlepoint sampler, designed by needlepoint expert Janet M> Perry

Sometimes I envy cross stitchers. There the sampler tradition is so strong and the idea of adding touches making a sampler personalized is often built into the design. For needlepoint samplers this is rarely the case. Needlepoint samplers. my own included, are projects that give examples of many stitches. That’s just fine, but what do [...]