Like geometrics?

Originally posted 2008-07-19 11:36:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The 70′s and 80′s had lots of not good fashion things in them, but one trend which wasn’t was the trend for geometrics and, in the 80′s, geometrics in neutral colors. This fashion trend is one which translated well into needlepoint. Even today you can find [...]

Show of your Dover-inspired Design in this Contest

A rose such as this could inspire your craft project.

“Garden of Delights” is the theme of the new crafts contest at Dover Books. Use Dover clip art, a Dover pattern,or be inspired by a Dover book & win $100 worth of Dover books. Winners appear in an upcoming catalog. The contest ends June 30,2013. The winning entry will be selected based on originality and [...]

Great Finishing Idea — Log Cabin Pillows

log cabin quilt block from block crazy

Originally posted 2009-06-29 06:35:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Log cabins in various forms are one of the most popular quilt patterns. I’ve used the often in my own design work, but I hadn’t thought of them as the basis for finishing. Log cabin quilts are based on a central block, usually small, but it [...]

Great Layers for Needlepoint Book Review

book 2 great layers

By Julia Key Snyder, self-published, 2013 This book, Julia’s eighth, looks at laidwork stitches. This lovely method is less well-known than it should be and currently there are no books in print on the subject. The most recent, and best, book is Joan Taggert ‘sLaid Fillings book, but it’s hard to find used. In Laidwork [...]

New Idea in Kits from Ehrman

Originally posted 2008-08-19 07:41:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I got my summer ctalogue from Ehrman recently and they are introducing a new idea — border kits. There are five kits in the collection, Rajasthan, Acanthus, Venetian, Roman and Boxes. Each has the border printed on canvas with the central section left blank so you [...]