Shapes of Needlepoint series 3 – Book Review

Originally posted 2012-06-18 06:58:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSandra Arthur, 2012, http://www.duodesigns.com If you are like me, you’re a stitcher who mostly avoids borders (and therefore corners), and odd shapes such as ovals, hexagons, and parallelograms. After reading Sandra’s book, I’m ready to jump right in because it’s packed full of clever ideas and stitches. [...]

A Fiber Artist’s Guide to Color & Design – Book Review

Originally posted 2012-07-23 07:31:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterHeather Thomas, 2011, Landauer Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-935726-09-8, $29.95 Subtitled “The basics & beyond,” this book is an outstanding resource for needleworkers. While the principles of both color and design are universal, it can be really hard to apply books design for painters and illustrators to our own [...]

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 [...]