Just by Looking

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Yogi Berra once said “You can observe a lot just by looking.” He was talking about baseball, but it’s also true of needlepoint. Even if you are a turbostitcher and send your life stitching, you will only stitch a fraction of the canvases out there. And unless you both stitch from the same stitch guide […]

The Stitch Dictionary Without Peer

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

If you sat in a needlepoint shop or went to a guild meeting and surveyed stitchers about why they love The Needlepoint Book, most, if not all of them, would say “The Stitches!” I know it’s what entranced me from the beginning. I had no idea there were so many stitches, and that they were […]

Jo Ippolito Christensen – Designer Profile

Jo Ippolito Christensen

Starting today we’re celebrating the publication of the third edition of The Needlepoint Book. The essential book on needlepoint, the new edition is expanded and reorganized. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy, do it now, many shops have pre-publication discounts only good until the book comes out Tuesday, April 28. I’m delighted to start out […]

Me & The Needlepoint Book

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Needlepoint has accompanied my life since 1970. The Needlepoint Book has accompanied it since it was published in the mid-70’s. My early needlepoint education was from the lovely ladies who owned my LNS and from my grandmother, but even back then I was mostly self-taught. This was, in part at least, because I was in […]

More New from TNNA

Originally posted 2012-01-30 06:51:10. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThere are several new accessories that debuted at TNNA. Probably the hit of the show was Pischke Pillows. from the makers of the the popular Pischke Pockets. Using ten-mesh canvas with your choice of three designs, the kit comes with the same sturdy fabrics as the totes, […]