A Quick & Easy Project

Use this motif from Laura Perin's Mini Mystery #2 to make a quick project. (copyright Laura Perin)

I love Laura Perin’s Mini Mysteries, but until last weekend I had only thought of making them as complete projects. That’s limiting. In these designs there are so many small motifs that can become the basis for a new needlepoint piece. I took the eight-pointed star pictured here and repeated it three times in a […]

Needlepoint Bargello Frame Weight

Originally posted 2009-12-16 07:13:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The Nimble Needle, a shop in New Jersey,had a post last week about Bargello, with great observations and a wonderful project idea. Bargello Needlepoint is the perfect answer to many needlepoint dilemmas. Overwhelmed by stash? Use it to make some lovely pieces. Need a fast gift? […]

Needlepoint Landscapes – New Book

needlepoint landscapes technique book by janet m. perry and doreen finkle

The second book in the Art & Needlepoint series is now available on Amazon. The title says “beginner” but any stitcher will delight in these wonderful ideas for stitching anything you find in a landscape: fields, trees, hills, water, skies, and more. Not too toot my own horn, but this is the book on stitching […]

Turning the Berlinwork into a Cushion – Ribbon Frame (part 4 of 4)

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Originally posted 2010-08-28 07:17:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter One thing you can often say about Victorian art is that it tends to be elaborate. Star took her charming Berlinwork motifs and added to them this glorious folded ribbon border. Now you can make up the motifs into a very simple cushion by outlining each […]

Messy Beading in new Laura Perrin CyberClass

Laura Perin's new cyberclass features messy beading.  (copyright Laura Perin)

This lovely daisy in periwinkle (we do have daisies this color in California) is the desigtn for Laura Perin’s next cyberclass. Messy beading is a technique where beads are attached on strings of several instead of individually, created a more textured and loose look. The class will be four emailed lessons and will begin in […]