New Ways with Backgrounds – Tent Stitch

One of the more frustrating aspects of doing needlepoint is coming face-to-face with a large undefined background which needs to be filled. The traditional way to solve this problem is to fill it with tent stitch. And what’s the result? A lovely piece which you may end up abandoning because the background bores you. Now [...]

Celebrate – Come Stitch with Me!

Celebrate US Postal Stamp

Originally posted 2008-08-14 06:32:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Recently I was at the Post Office and bought these Celebrate stamps. I thought they were so cute. This inspired me to create this blog’s very first Come Stitch with Me project. The idea behind this project is that we will stitch it together, one square [...]

Using a Stitch Dictionary

Originally posted 2003-04-21 07:24:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A book like The Needlepoint Book can be one of your handiest tools when you are stitching. While this book is like a college degree in needlepoint between covers, most people (even experienced stitchers) turn to it because of the wealth of information about stitches included [...]

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 [...]