What Size Will my Project Be if I Change the Mesh of the Canvas?

Originally posted 2011-09-05 06:56:04. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt can be frustrating. You love the project, but it’s charted for a size of canvas you dislike, or don’t have, or can’t see. But how can you figure out what size canvas you’ll need of the canvas you want. It sounds hard, but actually with a […]

Magnolia Mystery Free Needlepoint Project

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We start this delightful new project creating a stained glass needlepoint. Beginning with a stained glass pattern, we’ll stitch it using different stitches for the flower, a great background using overdyed threads, and a needlepoint mat. Once it’s finished, it can easily be put into a ready-made 4×6″ frame. It’s a mystery project, so you’ll […]

Pattern Couching for Small Areas in Focal Point

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A recent post on Tony Minieri’s blog pointed out the usefulness of Pattern Couching when you have a small area needing attention. We tend to think of couching as a necessary evil used when a thread won’t go through the canvas. Pattern couching is somewhat different. Yes, you still have one thread that sits on […]

Needlepoint Japanese Landscapes

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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 […]

Trimming the Tree — Stitching the Tree and Background


Originally posted 2010-11-25 07:55:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Even though the finished piece will be loaded with lots to trim, it will look better if the untrimmed tree looks more realistic. It’s a small thing, but having a variety of colors as the background for the trim will make it pop just that much […]