Bargello Is Back!

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Originally posted 2008-01-11 08:24:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In case you hadn’t noticed, Bargello is back in a big way. You can see it everywhere. Domino magazine showed it last spring on a couch in a hip apartment. Jonathan Adler’s Bargello pillows were named to Real Simple’s list of must haves. Iona Dettelbach’s Bargello […]

Book of Hours Color Twinchy – Sneak Peek at New Color & Thread Club

illustration from medieval book of hours

Originally posted 2012-01-24 09:20:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Going from the earth and mineral colors that predominated the palettes of Ancient Egypt and Greece, the High Middle Ages seem to burst in a world of color and light. I have adored the bright, rich blues of medieval prayer books, or Books of Hours, since […]

Winter Wreath — See it All!

Originally posted 2008-03-06 06:09:30. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTish has posted a picture and an entry about the Winter Wreath on her blog. Go visit it to see how the whole thing looks, instead of the bits and pieces I could get on my scanner.

Avoid Injury When Stitching

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How can something you love so much lead to pain? Any motion that you do repeatedly and improperly can lead to RSI, or Repetitive Stress Injury. For actions, such as needlepoint, RSI is often in the wrist, otherwise known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In extreme cases surgery can be needed. The Needlework site over at […]

Everybody’s Doing It?

Originally posted 2009-05-21 19:30:48. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThat’s the title of an old song, but maybe soon it can apply to needlepoint. While the NCHA (rtade organization for the crafts business) reports spending overal on crafts is down 14%. Spending on needlepoint is up 30%. This means many more people are taking up needlepoint, […]