Desert Island Stitches vol. 1 – Book Review

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Small Stitches, StitchPlay Designs (Carole Lake and Michael Boren) 2015, self-published, distributed by Rainbow Gallery For many stitchers you can’t have too many stitch dictionaries. But a big problem with many of them is that they are either too big or too unwieldy to work well in your stitching bag. That explains the trend to […]

Tapis-tree Bags – Product review

Originally posted 2006-03-18 07:32:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTapis-tree (, Carolyn Barrani’s needlework company, has created one of the most innovative ideas I’ve seen in self-finishing. Carolyn makes velvet bags, boots, and Christmas stockings, with ribbon trim which can hold finished needlepoint. The velvet items are sold with hand-painted canvases to match. Stitch the canvas, […]

Doing Good by Doing Needlepoint – Good Threads

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Have you ever thought that by buying a needlepoint belt, you’d help both women and children in a poverty-stricken barrio in the Dominican Republic? When you buy a belt from Good Threads LLC you do just that. Their custom and ready-made belts benefit people, mostly Haitian refugees, in Esperanza. Currently they employ about 40 women […]