The Humble Bag’s Wonderful Stitches – Book Review

copyright Diane M. Schulz

Diane M. Schultz, Needlework Gazette, 2001 One of my particular problems in needlepoint is that I’m timid about using more than one thread in a stitch. I just never feel very confident about combining colors and threads into one pattern. But armed with this fantastic book I’m ready to venture out into the unknown. Diane […]

Christmas Gift in Bargello

bargello needlepoint ornament of wrapped Christmas gift

Originally posted 2009-06-26 05:27:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It’s Friday, have you downloaded this week’s free Bargello Christmas ornament pattern from Bargello Needlepoint yet? It is the simply delightful gift-wrapped “package” above. Since it uses two shades of the same color for the main pattern, you could make it in lots of different colors […]

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 […]

Needlepoint Inspiration & the Pervasiveness of Ideas

taznakht moroccan rug

Originally posted 2009-05-10 06:21:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Jan F is getting ready to do her third adaptation of a Moroccan rug and wrote about it in this post. The inspiration post is also pictured above. I’m intrigued by this rug because I think it shows some universal graphic ideas. The colors in both […]