Planet Earth Wool – Thread Review


Originally posted 2011-07-27 07:42:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Earlier this year Planet Earth Fibers came out with a lovely, very soft Merino Wool. Available in 120 colors (color card in link); it comes in 28 yard skeins. It has quickly become my favorite wool. As I said, this thread is very soft and has [...]

Washi Tape – Product Review

Washi tape has been said to work to bind needlepoint -- it doesn't

Recently I read a tip that you could use Washi Tape instead of Artist’s tape for binding the edges of your canvas. Washi tape has two big advantages. First, it’s widely available. Second, because it’s printed, it is pretty. I tried Washi tape (from 3M and bought at the local office supply store) on four [...]

Planet Earth Wool – Thread Review

Originally posted 2011-08-18 07:17:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m a sucker for a really great wool thread. The pickings have been slim of late and that’s why I’m so excited about Planet Earth Fiber’s new single-strand wool. It’s very soft and very fluffy so it works well on a variety of mesh sizes. In [...]

Dragonfly Lotus Needle Minders – Product Review

Charming New Needleminders from Dragonfly Louts

It’s no secret that magnetic needle minders have taken the needlepoint world by storm. But if you like more geometric designs, you may feel as if this trend is passing you by. While others happily collect magnets and pick similar themes to match their canvases, your options are few. Actually they were few because Dragonfly [...]

iBargello – book review

Over 60 Bargello patterns in this new book.

Julia Key H. Snyder, 2014, $42.00 With over 60 Bargello patterns, this books has by far the most Bargello of any book in print. That makes me very excited because the book is a great value. The book is essentially a Bargello pattern book, something that has mostly been lacking. The introductory text is minimal, [...]