Putting It All Together – Part 2

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

In yesterday’s post we began our analysis of my most recent finished project, analyzing it according to the questions in The Needlepoint Book. As we should expect there are weaknesses in the design and colors on the canvas. One of these, a weak focal point, was changed by concentrating all the attention-grabbing threads on the […]

Exploring the Painted Stitch Canvas

painted stitches tree needlepoint, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m perry, vintage canvas by kris

Originally posted 2012-02-02 07:08:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so excited when I found the vintage canvas on eBay awhile ago. I like it because the stitches are already painted on, much as the wonderful designs of Barbara Bergsten are. This type of needlepoint has the pattern of the stitch already there on […]

Birdy Stitching

birds in a tree, copyright Unique NZ Designs

I’m planning on stitching this for my grand niece who is due in late May. I love the mid-Century modern look of it and I think it will look fantastic in her nursery which is decorated in Earth tones. The first decision I made was to stitch the birds in colors that reflect the colors […]

Straight Stitches

Originally posted 2007-10-13 08:35:02. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI know lots of needlepointers and I’d say that Straight Stitches tend to be more of a problem for then than any other stitches. They shouldn’t be. They offer some tremendous possibilities in needlepoint and there are easy ways to overcome most dificulties. For myself, I love […]

Amy Bunger on YouTube

Originally posted 2009-02-08 05:32:48. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAmy Bunger has posted snippets of stitching from some of her DVD’s on YouTube and they are available on her site. The top video shows how to use Long Straight Stitches to make hair, eyebrows, beards, and mustaches. Amy uses two different threads, Petite Peluche and Boucle. […]