Hand-dying Yarn and Fleece – book review

Originally posted 2010-10-14 07:12:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGail Callahan, Storey Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60342-468-4, $18.95 I’m fascinated by dyeing threads and have dyed my own thread and canvas at various times. But most books on dyeing are frustrating to me because they deal with dyeing in quantities too large for the small amounts needed for […]

Looking at Letters as Patterns

copyright Virginia Smith

Have you ever thought about letters just as shapes, not as sounds? In Alphabetrics, the follow-up book to Alphagraphics (reviewed here), Jinis takes letters and uses them as shapes. Each letter has three treatments: a linear pattern suitable for a belt or border, four large capital letters arranged as a 40-stitch square motif, and a […]

Darn Fillings – Book Review

Originally posted 2010-05-19 07:37:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDarn Fillings, Julia Key H. Snyder, self-published, 2010. This little book is a nicely guide to laidwork but if you are looking for pattern darning, look somewhere else, only 12 pages of 61 at the end of the book are about darning patterns. While the title is […]

Turbo Tacky Glue – Product Review

great glue to finish needlepoint

Originally posted 2012-09-04 07:04:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If you finish needlepoint yourself, finding a good easy-to-use glue is hard. I’m not fond of hot glue. I don’t much like really sticky glue that gets all over everything. And most white glues just don’t hold. What’s a person to do? For years I used […]

eat.sleep.stitch Traveller Cup – Product Review

eat.sleep.stitch. coffee mug (trademark)

New to the family of products from the folks at eat.sleep.stitch. is an insulated traveller mug for people who prefer cold drinks. (The mug, not this cup, is pictured above.) It holds 20oz. (a Vente at Starbucks) and is two-layers of clear plastic. “eat.sleep.stitch.” is printed in grey on the front. It has the overall […]