Fantastic Video on Beading with Great Eye Candy

Beadpoint is the technique of stitching a needlepoint canvas entirely in beads. There have been a few books on the technique (one reviewed here) but it can still be confusing to many stitchers. I found a simply fantastic video on YouTube on beadpoint. In it you’ll learn: which bead to use on which type of [...]

Last Minute Needlepoint for Gifts

Originally posted 2007-12-12 07:39:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter It’s almost mid-December and, no matter what I do, panic sets in about Christmas gifts. You’re probably like me and so I want to share with you some of my ideas for making quick needlepoint for gifts. A small needlepoint box or picture frame is fun [...]

How to Stitch Irregular Continental

Originally posted 2009-10-09 07:51:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Almost all the time, The Needlepoint Book is spot on for telling you how to stitch something. But as long as I have had this book (which is since 1977) Christensen’s explanation of Irregular Continental has left me flustered. I love the random look of it [...]

More Stash-busting projects with Cones


Remember those great yarn cone angels I blogged about recently? Pam has come back with even more creative uses from yarn (i.e. our stashes) and cones. While she uses cardboard yarn cones from Yarnia, you can also use the more widely available styrofoam cones from your local craft shop. In her post you’ll see step-by-step [...]

Organizing the UFO Pile

For me, if the UFO’s are more or less corralled then I feel as if I am keeping the forces of chaos away from my door. Deciding what constitutes a UFO instead of a “project on hiatus” what you store with it, and where that all goes can be a complex process, different for each [...]