Great New Book on Blackwork in Needlepoint – Book Review

Blackwork is used as a background in this canvas from Tink Boord-Dill, with a stitch guide by Janet M. Perry

Originally posted 2011-07-05 07:25:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Everything ‘Blackwork’ is New Again, Julia Key Snyder, self-published, 2011 (available at needlepoint shops) I love Blackwork and love to do it on my needlepoint, so I was very excited when I read about this book. When it arrived I was a little skeptical because, it’s [...]

Gold but Not Metallic – Needlepoint Problem

A gold background sets off the colors in this oriental screen.

The worst needlepoint I ever made was when I tried to make a background entirely in metallic. The background completely overwhelmed the focal point. Lesson learned, I’ve avoided metallics for backgrounds ever since. But metal, especially gold, can be found in many cultures. There are gold backgrounds in Japanese screens, illuminated manuscripts, and Russian icons. [...]

Bath Mosaic Needlepoint – Central Medallion & Borders 1

roman mosaic from bath in blackwork on Congress Cloth, designed by Janet Perry

Originally posted 2009-08-13 07:07:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This week we’ll start stitching the Bath Mosaic. The chart for this week will cover the central medallion, the square around it and the first two borders. The chart is shown in parts, in a small size below. To get the full sized charts, click on [...]