Free Design by Orna Willis

philadelphia journey needlepoint, designed by Orna Willis

This lovely design, Philadelphia Journey, was designed by Orna Willis and donated to the American Needlepoint Guild for their 40th Anniversary Celebration last month. All attendees at Seminar got the instructions. Now Orna is extending the celebration. If you would like a copy of the full-color instructions, write to Orna and give her your mailing […]

Colors that Match vs. Colors that Go – 3 Formulas

inspiring color combination of eggplant and powder blue

I’ll never forget a lady I knew who was seriously into matching clothing. She would wear a printed corduroy dress sometimes with a hunter green background. With it she’d wear hunter green tights, hunter green shoes and a hunter green bag. And when she wore the yellow dress with the matching yellow bag and shoes, […]

Beginner Landscapes Stitch Technique Upcoming Book – Sneak Peak


Some landscapes, regardless of when they were painted or by what artist, are harder to interpret in needlepoint than others. Compare a traditional landscape, even one by someone as recent as Van Gogh or Cezanne with the Donna Horn landscape above. These more flat landscapes are a perfect starting point for stitching and for exploring […]