Swarovski Elements Hot Fix Crystals – Product Review

Kathy Schenkel beer glass needlepoint using Kreinik iron-on braid and hot fix crystals along with other embellishments, stitch guide and stitched by neelepoint expert janet m. perrt

You may have heard about these flat-backed crystals, they have become popular in the needlepoint world. Earlier this week I used them for the second time on a needlepoint piece. I’m always hesitant about adding glue-on items to my needlepoint, largely because I worry about glue getting through the holes in the canvas and gluing […]

New in Needlepoint – June 2010

Originally posted 2010-06-01 07:07:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter There will be lots more new product announcements throughout the month, but I wanted to share with you the new stuff I’ve seen so far. Canvases & Kits The JL Canvas Company (distributed by LC Kramer) has charming pairings of glass Christmas ornaments (from Oranments to […]

Embroidered Furniture – Prepare to Be Amazed


When I saw this post on Mr XStitch on Thursday I was blown away. You will be too. Yaroslav Galant has done cross stitch on furniture of all kinds. The designs are simple geometric patterns based on traditional Ukranian motifs. It’s lovely. At first I thought these were embroidered panels on fabric upholstered onto the […]

Filomell from Gloriana — Thread Review

Originally posted 2010-06-22 07:51:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The multicolored thread in this ornament is Filomell, Gloriana’s new overdyed Au Ver A Soie silk. This luscious thread is a delight to use. Named after a character in Spenser’s The Fairie Queene, Filomell is available in both softly shaded semi-solids and mulicolors. Being Au Ver […]