An Example of Putting It All Together – Part 1

Lee Needle Arts canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

I think many stitchers will find the second section of The Needlepoint Book extremely helpful The last chapter of this section, Putting It All Together, summarizes the issues in the other seven chapters with a series of questionnaires. I thought it would be great if I took my most recent canvas (from Lee Needle Arts) […]

Technique Tuesday – Learning about Beads

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Originally posted 2012-05-01 06:55:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Baltimore Needleworks had a wonderful post late last week about beads. Using beads in needlepoint can be confusing to many people. The sizes are different, the needles are often both long and sharp, the threads are weird, and there are so many techniques to attach the […]

Great Stitch for Round Areas – Log Cabin Sampler

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Finding great stitches that play well with rounded shapes can be a real challenge. Tis is especially true when it comes to backgrounds. Think about it: how many stitches can you think of that would look great behind a round vases full of flowers (which are also round)? That’s why I love this week’s stitch, […]

Lacing Tutorial

Originally posted 2011-03-06 07:16:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Many people find lacing the back of needlework essential to keep the stitching taut when framed. But finding good information on how to do it has always been a struggle for me. This outstanding lavishly illustrated lacing tutorial from Plays with Needles shows you how to […]

The Needlepoint Book, Third Edition – Book Review

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

Jo Ippolito Christensen, Touchstone Books, New York, 2015 ISBN 1-4767-5408-6, $60 Before we get into a review of the contents, which are amazing, let’s talk about the book itself. Yes it is over 500 pages, but the second edition was 428. Yes it is a hardbound book. You might be thinking that this would make […]