How Do You Organize What Inspires You?

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When I talk to people about art one thing I emphasize is that understanding art is largely a matter of looking, looking often, and looking lots. You look and your eye becomes trained. Look and think and you begin to understand. Two things brought this to mind recently. I was talking to a friend’s husband [...]

Come Stitch with Me – Winter Stars Part 1

islay scotch stitch for needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-01-20 06:07:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A sparkly sky in icy blues. white, and pale grays is the inspiration for this Scrap Bag Needlepoint piece based on a quilt design. You can make the quilt in any monochromatic color you like. To do so, first pick out your background color. In my [...]

A Needlepoint Challenge to Myself

san francisco heart needlepoint canvas unstitched

Originally posted 2008-11-10 14:47:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m pleased as punch at getting this vintage (early 80′s) Euro San Francisco heart yesterday. Back when this design was new I stitched the mini-sock version for me Mom as a present in, yes, these colors. But I’m older now, possibly wiser, and I just love [...]

Make your own Stitchy Cell Phone Case

Wee Little Stitches shows you how to make your own stitched cell phone case

Did you like the cool stitchable iPhone case, but are without an iPhone? WeeLittleStitches has this amazing and very easy illustrated tutorial for making your own stitched cell phone case. I just love it, but for people like me who are challenged by small pieces of fabric and canvas, I would mark the outline of [...]

Lucinda Rice Post Fixed

Originally posted 2009-10-26 19:08:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I don’t know what I didn’t do, but the post on Lucinda’s lovely pieces got cut off before it had begun. It’s fixed now and you can see the whole post at: http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/small-bargello-projects-from-lucinda-gregory-rice