Pesky Needlepoint Project?

Originally posted 2006-11-10 07:13:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This fantastic tip comes from Caela Conn Tyler and was posted by Gini Armstrong on the ANG list. The ANG list is a fantastic resource for discussion and information about needlepoint and is hosted by the American Needlepoint Guild ( It’s a must read! Gini told […]

Pick Perfect Needlepoint Stitches for Small Spaces

tiny knitting needlepoint stitch, diagraamed by needlepoint expert janet m perry

How often do you get stumped for needlepoint stitches for small spaces? You might be like one of my readers who wrote to complain that the recommended stitch just looked too big. Or you might be like me, avoiding stitching a lovely canvas because it has too many small areas. My frustration with this problem […]

New Designs from Liz Morrow

Petite Square Bargello Needlepoint by Liz Morrow

Originally posted 2010-05-17 07:31:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The marvelously talented Liz Morrow has released three new designs in her on-line shop. Needless to say, I’ve already bought the Bargello and am using it to try out some new threads. And think of the possibilities for stitching the cat and the horse; you’d could […]

Gentle Thought for a Sunday

Lydia at her Tapestry Frame by Mary Cassett is available as a canvas from Art Needlepoint

From Jane Brocket’s The Gentle Art of Stitching: Gentle stitching is not fraught, demanding or nerve-jangling. Instead it is simple, straightforward — something that can be done when relaxing, talking, sitting in the sunshine or on holiday. It doesn’t require great amounts of skill, confidence or planning. . . .Gentle stitching is easy-going and anxiety-free […]

Random Needlepoint Background

sample chart for stitching random thread background

Originally posted 2009-10-15 07:21:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sometimes the background really is the focal point of the needlepoint as it was in this vintage canvas from Beau Geste I made several years ago. But how do you make it really special? This technique is adapted from a knitting technique from Philosopher’s Wool in […]