Icons in Split Stitch — Embroidery Eye Candy

Galina Tregubov makes stunning embroidered icons in Split Stitch using only DMC #5 perle cotton. The tradition of writing icons in the Orthodox Churches is a long (Yes, you “write” an icon, you don’t “paint” or even “stitch” it). It’s said that the oldest icon of all was painted by St. Luke. It’s of the [...]

March Twinchy Challenge – Vintage Children’s Toys and Books

Originally posted 2009-03-01 06:24:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter >My eldest daughter, Maggie, loves children’s books. She even has a great blog devoted to them. As a result, I am often looking and finding vintage children’s illustrations which I think would make great needlepoint. I particularly love the kind which have that sweet Mid-century Modern [...]

What Is Your Favorite Thread?

Originally posted 2009-02-04 05:48:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Lately I’ve been starting many projects. These include the Winter Stars project, the heart bellpull and two CyberPointers projects, the Stitchalong and the President’s Challenge. And then there is my personal challenges: to use up at least one thread on every project (I’ve only missed two [...]