Why Acid-free Tissue Paper?

Protect Needlewor with this paper.

Have you been to your local crafts shop and seen the words “acid-free” or “archival” on some products, especially paper and wondered what the fuss was about? Have you thought it didn’t apply to you as a stitcher? Think again. Because paper is made from wood and wood has lots of acid (ask anyone who [...]

April 2014 New Needlepoint Products

sulky cotton petites in needlepoint

With a big trade show (TNNA) early next month, companies are already showing off great new products. There’s sure to be lots more. Even so, these exciting new releases have me asking some to hide my credit cards. Painted & Charted Canvas Labors of Love has some great new designs. I’m particularly fond of a [...]

Benefit EGA with these Magnets or Charms

Honor or Legends with magnets or charms

You can both honor six of the mothers of modern needlepoint and help support EGA’s Seminar this year (held in Phoenix this fall) by purchasing this set of six magnets. The EGA Seminar 2014 magnets/charms honor Enthoven, Alderson, Fleming, Algie, Hilton, and Rogers. Each magnet/charm is on a separate card that tells something about the [...]

Washi Tape – Product Review

Washi tape has been said to work to bind needlepoint -- it doesn't

Recently I read a tip that you could use Washi Tape instead of Artist’s tape for binding the edges of your canvas. Washi tape has two big advantages. First, it’s widely available. Second, because it’s printed, it is pretty. I tried Washi tape (from 3M and bought at the local office supply store) on four [...]

Dragonfly Lotus Needle Minders – Product Review

Charming New Needleminders from Dragonfly Louts

It’s no secret that magnetic needle minders have taken the needlepoint world by storm. But if you like more geometric designs, you may feel as if this trend is passing you by. While others happily collect magnets and pick similar themes to match their canvases, your options are few. Actually they were few because Dragonfly [...]