Fiber Fun Friday

copyright Mindy

This week’s canvas is from Mindy and features squares with letters or motifs. It reminds me of some stamp/mixed media art. You could easily pick many different threads to stitch this. If you did, what would you use the make this design unified? Would you use the same thread for all the backgrounds? Would you […]

Thread Stash Credits — A Great Idea

Originally posted 2009-09-04 06:47:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’m figuring your stash is not nearly as out of control as mine. If it isn’t, here’s a wonderful idea on how to figure out if your thread stash is getting bigger or smaller. Jane, of Chilly Hollow, talked about it in her blog last week. Debi, […]

Halloween & Mask

Originally posted 2006-04-21 07:49:08. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI was able to get some more of the mask done, but I’m most excited about the work I got done on the Stitch Maps for Needledeeva’s small Halloween figures ( They are just too adorable, little kids in Halloween costumes. The batch I’m working on are […]

Canvaswork Royal School of Needlework — Book Review

Originally posted 2013-03-07 06:52:13. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRachel Doyle, Search Press, ISBN 978-1-84448-587-1, $21.95 Canvaswork Royal School of Needlework is the latest volume in the Essential Stitch Guides series and it’s a serious disappointment. The stated purpose of the series is to look at the historic background of the technique, to give the basics […]

What’s a Giclee Needlepoint Canvas?

Get many ideas for stitches in this great sale (Canvas by Art Needlepoint, stitched by Janet M Perry, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint)

Giclee (pronounced gee-clay) canvases are printed by computer and have become popular among stitchers as an alternative to hand-paionted needlepoint. This process is used by artists to make high-end prints of their original works and by museum shops to have a wider selection of works available to purchase. Even so, many stitchers remain cautious about […]