Thread Terms & Fibers

thread color scheme for needlepoint mystery based on stash threads

There is so much confusion in the needlepoint world about thread terms and fibers. Partly this is because we use some terms, like ‘thread’ to mean a number of different things (think of it like ‘shade’ when talking about color). Partly it is because many in the needlepoint world advocate using terms differently than the [...]

Planet Earth Wool – Thread Review

Originally posted 2011-08-18 07:17:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m a sucker for a really great wool thread. The pickings have been slim of late and that’s why I’m so excited about Planet Earth Fiber’s new single-strand wool. It’s very soft and very fluffy so it works well on a variety of mesh sizes. In [...]

Color, Threads, and Quilts – 2011 Club

needlepoint quilt block by janet m perry

Originally posted 2010-11-09 07:09:03. Republished by Blog Post PromoterA key to making lovely needlepoint is how you combine colors and how you use threads to enhance your design. Just as a painter picks the perfect paint to get a particular shade of blue, stitchers want to pick the perfect thread in both color and texture. [...]

brown paper packages – New Colors


Originally posted 2010-08-12 07:09:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m late in getting you the details of new colors in Silk & Ivory and Trio from brown paper packages. As you can see from the picture above, it was worth it. The four colors on the left are four new shades in their wonderful series [...]

Can I use knitting yarns for needlepoint?


Originally posted 2011-09-27 06:55:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I get asked this question often. For many of use knitting stores are closer to home than a needlepoint shop and the prices and large size of skeins of knitting yarn make them very attractive to stitchers. Today I’ll show you some examples, both good and [...]