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 (http://www.needledeeva.com). 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 […]