Originally posted 2011-05-27 06:59:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The Bristly Thistle showcased this Cashmere/Scotch combination stitch on their blog Needlepoint Tips & Techniques. It’s from one of Jane Zimmerman’s Stitch Books (reviewed here). I think it could be used in so many places.
Originally posted 2011-06-06 06:54:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterZweigart has just announced new colors in their overdyed fabrics collection. The six colors are available in Congress cloth and other evenweaves. Aegean Aqua is a semi-solid aqua.There are two, Swirling Storms and Twilight that are more varied, but still limited to only two colors. The other [...]
My first experiment with using multiple colors of hand-dyed floss to create a Whistler-style background went so well (read about it here), that I was heady with success. Unhappily my second attempt hasn’t gone as well and I’ve learned some things that are important when doing a mixed floss backgrounds. It took me four different [...]
For far too long needlepoint has been a hit or miss affair. While practitioners of almost every other art can find books and classes that teach them both how to do techniques but ways to know, before the first brushstroke is put on canvas or the photo is taken how to get the results you [...]
As I noted awhile back, one of the things I love about Whistler is his nocturnes. I’m especially fond of the way his painting technique allows the colors to change constantly. My first Whistler Effect project was to try to reproduce this kind of background easily in thread. Although Whistler’s nocturnes are medium-dark to dark, [...]