Laid Stitches – LAS Min-Sock

laidwork needlepoint sampler christmas ornament mini-sock designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2011-04-01 06:53:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Laidwork is a fun, if sometimes neglected as “too hard,” needlepoint technique. Quite simply laidwork is a stitch where one thread is laid down on the canvas and then attached to the canvas by another thread in a regular pattern. Sometimes these stitches can be quite […]

Hand-dying Yarn and Fleece – book review

Originally posted 2010-10-14 07:12:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGail Callahan, Storey Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60342-468-4, $18.95 I’m fascinated by dyeing threads and have dyed my own thread and canvas at various times. But most books on dyeing are frustrating to me because they deal with dyeing in quantities too large for the small amounts needed for […]

Sponge Painting for a Needlepoint Design Background

First color sponged onto a drawn needlepoint canvas

Originally posted 2008-10-28 07:19:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In modern needlepoint, often we want to leave our background partially unstitched. This is great, except often the color of the canvas limits us. That’s where I was last week. It can happen with any canvas and this technique will work on any design a commercial […]

The Needlepoint Book Sneak Peek

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

This spring, April 7 to be exact, the third edition of The Needlepoint Book will be published. I just heard from the publisher, Touchstone, and here’s their description of what to expect: Known as “the Bible” for stitching enthusiasts since its initial publication in 1976, it is the ultimate resource for needlepoint aficionados. The newest […]

Kreinik’s Hot Wire

cala lily needlepoint from juliemar using kreink hotwire

Originally posted 2012-06-05 07:01:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Kreinik created Hot Wire, the wired version of their #16 braid to allow stitchers to create 3-D elements easily. In an interview on the company’s blog, Patricia Dee, the owner of JulieMar & Friends, talks about how she used HotWire in her Calla Lily canvas pictured […]