Overdyed Vineyard Silk from Threadworx – Thread Review

needlepoint ornament stitched with overdyed vineyard silk and filomell silk

Originally posted 2010-06-15 07:49:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The semi-solid blue thread in the photo about is Threadworx’ overdyed Vineyard Silk. It is, quite simply, a lovely thread. Vineyard Silk is generally recommended for mesh sizes larger than 18 mesh, but I had no problem at all with it on this 18 canvas. I [...]

Stitches a la Carte – Book Review

Melissa Shirley house, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Lynda Richardson, Dream House Ventures, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-692-26349-3 This book is such a delightful resource for every stitcher. If you are a beginner, you’ll get lots of stitch patterns that only need Tent Stitch. If you are a more experienced stitcher, you’ll find plenty of great ideas to bring life to many projects. There are [...]

New Canvaswork – Book Review

Originally posted 2007-07-05 06:55:38. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNEW CANVASWORK Jill Carter, Batsford, 2007, ISBN-13:978-0-7134-8975-0 This wonderful new book from Englishwoman Jill Carter will inspire you and expand your notion of what you can do with needlepoint. For years I’ve looked at books on creative embroidery and wished that I could do that. I envied [...]

Sundance Beads for Needlepoint – How to & Why Knot! — book review

Originally posted 2009-05-08 05:55:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSundance recently published a pamphlet on using beads in needlepoint. They told me “We just love beads and how they can define an area of stitching.” This booklet was designed to answer the questions they get about using beads. Since beading is not one of my best [...]