Arts & Crafts Tree – Stitch Guide Sneak Peek

art deco style needlepoint tree from elements with beading and stitch guide by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-10-21 07:29:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m hoping to be finished with the beading later today, but isn’t this piece, my latest stitch guide, great? I love the Art Deco-inspired blocky style and how there is so much design impact from three colors and simple stitches. The canvas is by Elements Needlepoint […]

Needlepoint Can Improve your “Golden Years”

photo of Carole King stitching the needlepoint that was on the Tapestry album cover, copyright unknown from

Now we all know that stress causes many health problems, not the least are those bald spots by tearing your hair out today, Tax Day in the US. But did you know that a newly published study shows that needlepoint or other crafty and artistic activities can help prevent memory problems as we age? A […]

Me & The Needlepoint Book

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Needlepoint has accompanied my life since 1970. The Needlepoint Book has accompanied it since it was published in the mid-70’s. My early needlepoint education was from the lovely ladies who owned my LNS and from my grandmother, but even back then I was mostly self-taught. This was, in part at least, because I was in […]

DIY Needlepoint Stitch Guide Class Open for Registration

charley harper convivial pursuit cheetah

How often does this describe you? You found what you think is the perfect canvas. You love the design, you even know the perfect use for it. You buy it in spite of the huge pile of canvases in your stash. Maybe you even get it on stretcher bars. Then it languishes near your stitchy […]

When Only Continental Will Do

Stitching in Basketweave with variegated threads gives you diagonal stripes. Continental prevents this.

POST UPDATE 2015: Today marks the beginning of the Tridium, the three days before Easter (maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday). It’s a time often set aside with special services, and special penances. In keeping with that, today through Sunday, I’m reposting some great content from the blog’s archives. See you Monday with something […]