Stardust – Thread Review

poinsettia from mj's threadworx charted canvas needlepoint

Originally posted 2010-08-03 07:23:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Stardust is a new thread from brown paper packages. It combines their silk/wool thread with metallic. Currently it is available in four colors: white with iridescent, Really Red with iridescent, Pewter with iridescent, and Toast with gold. Future colors planned are Emerald (seen above), dark blue, [...]

Threads: A Needle Necessity — Book Review

spiral-Threads-coversweb

Threads: A Needle Necessity,Jane Evans & Liv Weiss, distributed by Bedecked & Beadazzled, 2014 Threads are an important part of our stitching lives. If you’ve been stitching long enough, you probably remember when EVERYBODY stitched with one thread — wool. Embroidery floss was something other techniques used, as was crewel wool. Silk was something only [...]

New Needlepoint Products — Charted Needlepoint & Whole-Stitch Cross Stitch

Originally posted 2011-10-15 07:26:36. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThere are lots of amazing new charts out, including a couple of Cross Stitch charts I have to tell you about. DebBee’s Designs has lovely new additions to Diamond Delights and Glitz & Glamour. Opals is the newest Glitz piece. It’s amazing to me how she has [...]

April 2014 New Needlepoint Products

sulky cotton petites in needlepoint

With a big trade show (TNNA) early next month, companies are already showing off great new products. There’s sure to be lots more. Even so, these exciting new releases have me asking some to hide my credit cards. Painted & Charted Canvas Labors of Love has some great new designs. I’m particularly fond of a [...]

Distribution News from TNNA and More New Canvases

Originally posted 2012-01-29 07:34:02. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSometimes as a stitcher I am frustrated. It seems as if my favorite designer goes away. But, happily, there are companies who pick up these old favorites and continue to make them available. Gail of GailVail is retiring. While the fate of many of her designs is [...]