What Color Should that Stitch Be?

Originally posted 2007-08-08 06:22:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter You know that sinking feeling, the intersection on the hand-painted canvas is more than one color. You don’t know how to decide what color to stitch. I call deciding this making an “executive decision” in needlepoint. I thought about what the process was for deciding and […]

Avoid Injury When Stitching

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How can something you love so much lead to pain? Any motion that you do repeatedly and improperly can lead to RSI, or Repetitive Stress Injury. For actions, such as needlepoint, RSI is often in the wrist, otherwise known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In extreme cases surgery can be needed. The Needlework site over at […]

Everybody’s Doing It?

Originally posted 2009-05-21 19:30:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter That’s the title of an old song, but maybe soon it can apply to needlepoint. While the NCHA (rtade organization for the crafts business) reports spending overal on crafts is down 14%. Spending on needlepoint is up 30%. This means many more people are taking up […]

New Needlepoint Products May 2015

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In this second part of our pre-market round-up of new products, you’re sure to find some must-have items. Wellesley Needlepoint and Kathy Schenkel have teamed up for a great series that will make Red Sox lovers rejoice. Six figures, including a hot dog vendor with his cart, make up this set. There is a Fenway […]

Color Selection

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Originally posted 2008-10-04 07:12:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter After my recent posting about selecting threads based on a choice of Watercolours, my friend Jan Fitzpatrick send me an email about her method of choosing thread colors along with this picture of a glorious Jean Hilton piece, French Perfume (available from Stitches from the Heart). […]