Entice – Thread Review

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Entice is Rainbow Gallery’s newest thread, debuting earlier this year. It comes on 12 yard (11 meter) cards and is made from 67% rayon and 33% polyester (metallic). It is a non-divisible 6-strand thread, with individual strands in each of the two fibers. Currently there are 23 colors. You can use it as it comes […]

Tips & Techniques for Needlepoint — Book Review

Originally posted 2011-03-01 07:36:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSusan Sturgeon Roberts, self-published, 2008, $9. This little comb-bound book is a collection of questions and answers about needlepoint. Without a Table of Contents it can be hard to find what you need to know, but there is plenty of useful information here, especially for the beginning […]

Magnetic Needle Minders on Etsy

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Besides familiar names such as Jody, Annie Lane, and Orna, there’s a host of individuals making great accessories for stitching on Etsy. Recently I bought magnetic needle minders from several Etsy stores. They vary in material, design and quality. I thought I’d review them all in this single post. The links go to the Etsy […]

Beading and Needle Case – Product Review

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I’ve never been good at beading. Not that this is a surprise to those who regularly read this blog. I think I’ve finally found the last piece of the puzzle to make beading easy with this combination beading and needlecase from Accoutrement Designs. First I overcame the sharp needle problem by using John James Tapestry-point […]

Miniature Puchneedle Embroidery – book review

Miniature Puchneedle Embroidery Linda Repasky, Martingale & Co., ISBN: 1-56477-646-8. $17.95, 2006. Punchneedle is a delightful needlecraft which is easy to learn and can create wonderful effects, but it has suffered from a lack of information. Repansky’s book seeks to address this problem and succeeds beautifully. The introductory section of the book covers history, tools, […]