Shading Faces in Needlepoint Part 1

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Shading faces is one of the most difficult things to do in needlepoint. To shade a face you will use the basic technique of needleblending, but because there are so many more close colors, organization and analysis make this process easier. Today we’ll talk about those two things. Tomorrow we’ll cover basic needblending and blending with [...]

Sundance Beads for Needlepoint – How to & Why Knot! — book review

Originally posted 2009-05-08 05:55:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sundance recently published a pamphlet on using beads in needlepoint. They told me “We just love beads and how they can define an area of stitching.” This booklet was designed to answer the questions they get about using beads. Since beading is not one of my [...]

Threading the Needle

Originally posted 2010-01-07 07:23:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A reader recently asked me: “Are there tips to threading the needle? The thread keeps fraying!” I’ll start with the obvious — are you threading the needle properly? You bring the thread to the needle, not the needle to the thread. That’s the most important thing. [...]