High Cotton – Thread Review

High Cotton gives this Jody Designs ornament a vintage feel

Originally posted 2010-12-15 07:16:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter High Cotton is a new five-strand cotton thread from The Point of It All Designs. It’s simply wonderful. Unlike floss it is almost matte and is very strong. Like many matte cottons it is also soft in the hand, something I really like. It comes 18 […]

6 Needlepoint Canvases I Wish I Had Time to Stitch

Art Nouveau Cat Clock from MIndy (copyright Mindy)

Far too much of my time is spent stitching small projects. On the one hand they feed my very serious need for closure. I can get them done in a, mostly, manageable chunk of time. Second, I get more variety this way. On the other hand if I”m not stitching small projects, I’m creating, mostly […]

Couching

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Originally posted 2011-04-14 06:49:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A guest post by Brenda Stimpson of www.Needlepoint-For-Fun.com – your needlepoint home on the web. Thanks to Brenda for letting me post this article from her recent newsletter. In our house, ‘couching’ has two definitions. The first is what I like to do with a cup […]

How Does the Design Get on the Needlepoint Canvas?

See the circles, this kind of edge is  a sign of stitch-painting. Angel from Painted Pony. (copyright Painted Pony)

You may be thinking to yourself sometimes, “How Does the Design Get on the Needlepoint Canvas?” You may know that stitch-painted canvases are thought by many to be the “best.” Or that a local shop looks down on computer-printed canvases, but do you know what this means? Do you know how to get good value […]

Let’s Get . . . Stitching Backgrounds

Originally posted 2009-04-29 05:57:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Figuring out what to do about the background of a needlepoint piece is often perplexing. The design is so pretty on it’s white background. But stitch and suddenly something more is needed — a background. Some canvas come on colored or metallic canvas so a possible […]