Originally posted 2003-09-19 06:38:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBACKGROUNDS: THE FINISHING TOUCH by Ann Strite-Kurz The choice of a background which is both appropriate for the design and beautiful is a decision which often perplexes stitchers. But all stitchers agree that the right choice can really make the design. Ann Strite-Kurz’s teaching projects project packs [...]
My favorite artist I Whistler. I have loved him since high school. I’m reading a new biography of him and it has made me realize just how much I love him. It’s also made me realize how, decades after I first saw them, his paintings delight me. It’s also made me realize why I have [...]
Originally posted 2009-05-25 06:45:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter While regular shapes, such as circles, squares, or rectangles, make lovely needlepoint, often we want to finish something which is irregular in shape. This could be as simple as the domed top of a stand-up, such as the Petei buffalo pictured above. Or it could be [...]
Originally posted 2002-12-18 07:25:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHave you ever had this happen to you? The design is lovely, you’ve admired it for years, you pick threads, start stitching and it ends up looking just wrong. Well it happened to me recently. This design is one I just love and as I stitched it [...]
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.