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 [...]

Knots, Fur and Turkeywork – book review

Originally posted 2006-08-18 08:46:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMeredith Barnhill Willett and Beth Robertson, self- pubished, 2005, ISBN 0-9770592-0-0. The full-color book covers three important techniques in needlepoint which frustrate many stitchers, including me. Many canvases feature hair or fur. There are so many kinds of knots, it’s amazing. But how often do we avoid [...]

Perplexed when Choosing Background Stitches?

I know I am. And you probably are as well. 25 Background Stitches is the next class in my 25 Stitches series. It begins October 5. Big or small, complex or simple, backgrounds constantly trip us up. If you’re like most stitchers, you probably have a few stitches you use over and over again. I [...]

Needlepoint Rugs – Stitches

owen jones needlepoint rug

Originally posted 2009-08-05 07:02:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter When you are making a needlepoint rug, such as this one (a current project). You need to think before you stitch. Will it be hanging on the wall or be underfoot. This has implications not only for the thread (yesterday’s post), but also for the stitches [...]

If the Stitch Fits . . .

Originally posted 2011-06-23 07:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It’s a truism of needlepoint that for a stitch to fit in an area there should be three repeats of it — in every direction. While for larger needlepoints, this isn’t a problem, for something small, such as this mirror, three repeats can be a problem. [...]