Have Yourself a Tweety Little Christmas Stitch Guide

design copyright Annie Lane, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

The next in the series of wonderful Annie Lane ornaments I’m doing as stitch guides is complete. This guide features textured stitches. Plus it uses Easter Grass Braid for the snowflakes and simple padding for the branch to give you a touch of something unusual. Plenty of stitches and techniques to use on other canvases […]

Announcing Winter Stars eProject

design * photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Winter Stars is a delightful project that is both a needlepoint quilt portrait and a wonderful stash-busting project. Eight-pointed stars stitched in a Scotch Stitch variation use a wide variety of stash threads in a wintery color scheme. The square center is surrounded by several borders that are accented by silver corner blocks. The borders […]

Needlepoint Coming Attractions

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2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year at Nuts about Needlepoint, with great needlepoint coming attractions. Along with everything you’ve come to expect (reviews, technique articles, and links to great needlepoint content), there are going to be several great on-going series on the blog. Once a month we’ll be profiling a stitcher or […]

The Needlepoint Answer Book

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Back in the 1970’s you could find books and pamphlets full of basic information about needlepoint. While they were immensely useful then, today they seem quaintly irrelevant. Older books might recommend canvas types no longer made. They never used the wide variety of threads available to us. If you finished an item yourself it was […]