Lately I’ve been suffering more than I would like from aches and pains while I stitch. One area where we often have pain is in our hands and fingers. This knitting blog post has five great stretches for your hands. Print it out and keep it by your stitching chair!
Originally posted 2009-06-12 06:06:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Over at Needlework Tips & Techniques, there is a wonderful page of information about embroidery floss. It is designed for Cross Stitchers, but there’s lots of advice that works for needlepointers too. There is a video on how to separate plies. This works for any stranded […]
Chain Stitch, and its wrapped version, are wonderfully adaptable stitches for use in needlepoint. Here’s why: It easily makes rounded, curved, or straight lines. Most of the stitch is on the surface of the canvas so you can use thicker or more delicate threads. It makes a thicker, bolder line than Backstitch can. Wrapped or […]
Originally posted 2009-01-14 06:12:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Every year I make some New Year’s Resolutions about needlepoint. Sometimes they are vague, like this year’s one to reduce the thread stash. Sometimes they are very concrete, like the year I wanted to do 100 needlepoint projects. Most of the time I fail. Sometimes miserably, […]
Are you confused by the colors in Kreinik’s metallics? Do you wish you could look at similar colors side-by-side? While shop owners, teachers and designers have color cards, most of us just get frustrated. Kreinik has come to our rescue with the new Color Selector Tool. It’s one of the best and most useful tools […]