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 […]

Needlepoint Japanese Landscapes

Hasui Fuji Cherry

Originally posted 2012-12-03 06:56:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s an on-going question: How do I convey in needlepoint elements in art so they don’t look flat and dull? The problem happens because needlepoint stitches and threads have texture, giving it a third dimension, while works of art are two-dimensional. All too often something gets lost […]

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 […]

New Shop for eBooks & EU Customers

copyright Napa Needlepoint

Have you been looking for an easy way to buy my ebooks, clubs and, soon, classes? I’ve just launched a new store through Payhip. The store only carries ebooks. Right now, I have a nice selection of my project packs, stitch guides, and clubs. But if there is something you’d like, as long as it […]

Making Overdyed Threads Behave – New Book

Lear great ways to use these threads, copyright Janet M. Perry and Art Needlepoint

Being in love with thread and color as I am, is it a surprise that I love overdyed threads? Being a needlepointer, is it a surprise that I have found them so frustrating that I’ve spent years developing techniques to use those threads but nit get the dreaded diagonal stripes that are so infuriating? That’s […]