Crosspoint – A Different Kind of Needlepoint

Crosspoint is needlepoint but needlepoint with a difference. It’s a great break for people who like charted designs and it’s a wonderful transition for Cross Stitchers who want to try something more like traditional needlepoint. It’s charted so the design is not printed on the ground. But the big differences are in the ground and [...]

Lace in Needlepoint

Originally posted 2008-11-15 07:43:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If, like me, you’re a fan of Judy Harper’s delightful needlepoint designs you will already know that she is a wizard at adapting other kinds of fiber arts and materials to needlepoint. Her current post on her FREEBIES, Etc. blog looks at turning lace into needlepoint. [...]

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 [...]