Stash Busting Project – Stitch your Stash around the World

Originally posted 2008-08-07 12:06:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My friend, Barbara Bergsten has just posted the start of a wonderful Scrap Bag Needlepoint project. The idea will be to use your stash threads to make a needlepoint Trip around the World quilt. I’m so excited about this, and not just because my stash is [...]

How Much Thread Do I Need to Buy?

Caron Collection new threads from January 2010

That’s a very common question. Back in the old days when we mostly stitched with Persian Wool in Tent Stitch, most shops could estimate how much thread was needed just by using a thumb. Today with so many different threads and with so many stitches, there isn’t a very good rule of thumb for estimating [...]

Classic Needlepoint Recharted – Monday Series

needlepoint shell chart, designed by Anne Orr

Originally posted 2009-08-24 06:50:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter For the next several Mondays (more or less), I’m going to have a series of classic needlepoint designs recharted for you all. The designs are taken from a 1938 magazine packed full of stitched needlepoint designed by Anne Orr. You might be wondering who Ann was. [...]

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Just some of the threads at Fireside Stitchery (picture by Vicky DeAngelis)

Fireside Stitchery is one if my favorite needlepoint stores. Not only are they are great place to visit in person (and in a lovely part of Pennsylvania), they have fantastic service for their many email and Internet customers. But right now you have an even better reason to sign up for their newsletter. Each weekend [...]

Planet Earth Wool – Thread Review


Originally posted 2011-07-27 07:42:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Earlier this year Planet Earth Fibers came out with a lovely, very soft Merino Wool. Available in 120 colors (color card in link); it comes in 28 yard skeins. It has quickly become my favorite wool. As I said, this thread is very soft and has [...]