The Biggest Bang for your Buck in Threads

bargello needlepoint coin purse stitched using fingering weight koigu yarn, designed and stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

It’s a little secret, knitting yarns, especially fingering weight, make perfect threads for needlepoint. The coin purse pictured here was based on that multi-colored knitting yarn leftover for a friend’s project. Paula, in New Hampshire, blogs about her stitching at Coffee Time Stitches and has posted recently about two projects from my stash and Bargello [...]

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Canvas Embroidery, vol. 2 – book review

Originally posted 2008-05-04 16:18:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Following up the first volume(link is to my review of this book) from a few years ago, Zimmerman has just released her second volume of stitches. This one cover, diagonal, crossed, woven, tied and miscellaneous stitches. 433 stitched are diagrammed and pictured. There is a minimum [...]

Tips to Maximize your Use of Multi-colored Threads – Technique Tuesday

Thanks to DMC’s Blog, I found a link to a delightful post on Creativepoppy.com on ways to use multi-colored threads. These tips are designed for Cross Stitch but they can be adapted to needlepoint easily. Most of the instructions need you to do one stitch at a time, and with needlepoint this would also hold [...]