Upcoming Products from Kreinik

Originally posted 2012-01-06 07:09:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter With the Winter Needlework Market happening in a couple of weeks, designers and thread manufacturers are giving sneak peeks at the new products that will be appearing at the show. Today we’ll look at what Kreinik is introducing for stitchers Their lovely bead-like Facets and Petite […]

Translating Filet Crochet Charts to Needlepoint

filet crochet swan, copyright Nikole Josephine Dixon

Even if you are unfamiliar with crochet, you have probably seen filet crochet. Using a combination of a crocheted “net” and areas of solid stitches, these technique often looks like lace. Like needlepoint, it is a charted technique using solid blocks to represent areas of stitching (in other words a whole-stitch chart). It is incredibly […]

Scrap Bag Needlepoint – Picking Threads for a Project

scrap bag needlepoint christmas ornament, designed and stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-08-30 07:25:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The most challenging (and also the most fun) part of creating a Scrap Bag Needlepoint project is deciding what colors to use. Throughout this post you’ll see examples of some of my projects that used specific color themes. If everything in your project is random, you’ll […]

Dala Pearl Cotton #5 Thread Review

tish canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

It’s easy to forget that other folks besides needlepointers use thread and that many of the threads they use will work beautifully for needlepoint. Everything from hand-sewing to knitting can yield wonderful threads for us to explore. A really fruitful area for exploration is the world of folk art and crazy quilts. More than traditional […]