Carolyn Hedge Baird – Designer Profile

Originally posted 2006-04-18 06:32:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Carolyn Hedge Baird is a talented teacher and designer from Houston where you can find her at Chaparral Needlepoint. She has written stitch guides for Melissa Shirley (Halloween Houses and Noah’s Ark) and has two general books on needlepoint which are brim full of creative ideas [...]

Make Something Beautiful while Learning New Stitches

needlepoint sampler designed by ann stradal

Ann Stradal, who blogs at The Cape Stitcher, decided that it’s time she learned some new stitches. In doing this she’s following in the footsteps of centuries of stitchers who made samplers. You’re probably familiar with cross stitch samplers, but a sampler is just a collection of different types of stitches; it doesn’t have to [...]

A Box of Chocolates

Melissa Shirley Chocolates

Originally posted 2006-07-10 06:59:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here’s a sneak peek at the next stitch guide. It will be for six of Melissa Shirley’s candies (four are pictured above). Called A Box of Chocolates, I’m writing it with my friend Holly McGuinness of Golden Touch Crafts ( The guide will be available at [...]

Tips for Printing Laura Perin’s Mini Mystery Graphs

Laura Perin has done us all a great service with her series of Mini Mystery designs that have been running on Mondays since December. Now she has a short post letting you know how to print enlarged versions of the charts. P.S. This tip works with other diagrams and charts as well.

Kilim Designs in Needlepoint – Book Review

Originally posted 2009-09-06 06:55:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Dorothy Wood, (Ward Lock,London), 1998 out of print I didn’t buy this book when it came out, since Kilims aren’t my favorite type of rugs. I found it at the library a couple of weeks ago, and now I regret my initial decision. This is a [...]