Happy Halloween Advent Calendar

Originally posted 2007-06-27 07:58:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter In my house, my kids (now 23, 22, and 19) anticipate Halloween pretty much beginning November 2. They plan their costumes with great care and take delight in the comments of others. So, were they younger, they would go crazy for our new stitch guide from [...]

Valdani Pearl Cotton – Thread Review

Valdani is a Romanian company that makes a broad range of threads in silk, cotton, and other fibers for hand and machine embroidery. All of their threads, even the solid colors, are hand-dyed. The cotton threads aremade from long-staple Egyptian cotton, which makes then quite durable. This dark multi-color, called Ebony,made a perfect outline for [...]

Calculate the Size of Your Needlepoint Design

Originally posted 2010-03-28 07:11:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Have you ever wondered what size that charted design would be on a different size of needlepoint canvas? Have you worried (I do all the time) if that piece of canvas you have is big enough for the design you want to do? Bargello Needlepoint has [...]

New Site from Orna Willis

Originally posted 2008-11-06 18:22:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My friend Orna Willis has just unveiled her new website, Orna Designs. I think you’ll like it. There are some wonderful treasures there. In the shop section, you can purchase all of Orna’s patterns both as chartpacks and as kits. Each one has a great picture. [...]