Backgrounds: The Finishing Touch – book review

Originally posted 2003-09-19 06:38:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBACKGROUNDS: THE FINISHING TOUCH by Ann Strite-Kurz The choice of a background which is both appropriate for the design and beautiful is a decision which often perplexes stitchers. But all stitchers agree that the right choice can really make the design. Ann Strite-Kurz’s teaching projects project packs [...]

New Products – June 2008

Originally posted 2008-06-23 17:43:17. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI want to send a big THANK YOU to Theresa of Homestead Needle Arts in Michigan, a fantastic store! Theresa’s newsletter and her posts from shows are the absolute best way to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the needlepoint world. I really want to thank her [...]

Painted Canvas Embellishment: An Idea Book – Book Review

Painted Canvas Embellishment

StitchPlay Designs (Carole Lake & Michael Boren), ISBN: 978-0-615-93267-5, 2014 If you can’t take a Painted Canvas Embellishment with these popular teachers and designers, go out and buy this book. Packed full of great ideas and information, you won’t be disappointed. The book is not designed to be comprehensive, but instead it’s supposed to be [...]

Diamonds and Needlepoint

hungarian stitch for needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-06-24 06:09:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter No! I’m not talking about that honking huge stone in the ring on your finger. Nor am I talking about the diamond as big as the Ritz (although it’s a great story by F Scott Fitzgerald). I am talking about diamond shapes in your hand painted [...]

Picnic Basket – LAS Mini-sock


Originally posted 2011-08-02 07:09:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Since it’s summer I thought it would be fun to celebrate with stitches that mimic either baskets or gingham, making for a picnic basket in needlepoint. Both gingham stitches are done in three colors of Rainbow Gallery’s Pebbly Perle. The basket stitches are made in either [...]