A Fiber Artist’s Guide to Color & Design – Book Review

Originally posted 2012-07-23 07:31:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Heather Thomas, 2011, Landauer Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-935726-09-8, $29.95 Subtitled “The basics & beyond,” this book is an outstanding resource for needleworkers. While the principles of both color and design are universal, it can be really hard to apply books design for painters and illustrators to our [...]

Chenille & Tapestry, Needles that Make a Difference

Tapestry Needle, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Pity the folks who embroider on cloth. Most of the time they struggle with sharp needles with small eyes. While the sharp part is necessary for embroidery on fabric, those small eyes can be rough on threads. Often the needles are difficult to thread and more delicate threads can shred at the needle’s eye. For [...]

Turning Halloween to Christmas; a Lesson in Personalizing a Design

kathy schenkel black cat needlepoint canvas personalized as christmas ornament by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-07-17 07:24:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Jack o’Lanterns, bats, kids in costumes and . . . black cats; all these are things we associate with Halloween. That, I’m afraid can pose a big problem for people like me who own (and love) black cats. If I had a dime for every black [...]