How Does the Design Get on the Needlepoint Canvas?

See the circles, this kind of edge is  a sign of stitch-painting. Angel from Painted Pony. (copyright Painted Pony)

You may be thinking to yourself sometimes, “How Does the Design Get on the Needlepoint Canvas?” You may know that stitch-painted canvases are thought by many to be the “best.” Or that a local shop looks down on computer-printed canvases, but do you know what this means? Do you know how to get good value […]

Let’s Get . . . Stitching Backgrounds

Originally posted 2009-04-29 05:57:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Figuring out what to do about the background of a needlepoint piece is often perplexing. The design is so pretty on it’s white background. But stitch and suddenly something more is needed — a background. Some canvas come on colored or metallic canvas so a possible […]

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 […]