Reaching the Middle of a Big Needlepoint Canvas

Anita wrote to me earlier this week. She has a big needlepoint canvas, 14″ x 28″, she wants to do. She thought of tacking it onto a 14″ square frame but that might leave holes from the tacks that will be hard to get out. She thought of a scroll fame but is worried about […]

Your Stash as a Tool for Creativity

Originally posted 2010-04-15 07:39:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Today we have part 2 of the guest post from my friend Jen Funk-Webber. She puts out a delightful email newsletter, The Needlework Nutshell. She also runs the Stitching for Literacy Bookmark Challenge and designs wonderful needlework which you can see on her site, Funk & […]

Needlepoint Nativity in Atlanta Church

Needlepoint nativiy from Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Peachtree Presbyterian is a church in Atlanta. Seventeen stitchers got together to stitch this charming 23-piece needlepoint nativity, seen here. A lovely article from the Atlanta Constitution and available here tells the story behind this lovely and enduring legacy to the church. The pieces use 58 different stitches, 20 kinds of threads, and 129 colors. […]

Alphagraphics by Jini Smith — Cool Vintage Book

needlepoint chart using letters as graphic element

Originally posted 2009-01-25 06:34:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was putting away another random box of needlework books yesterday morning and I came across this vintage book of charts from 1978. If you come across one buy it, it has some great ideas for needlepoint. In it Jini has two sets of letters as […]

Love Plastic Canvas Tassel Ornament

love and heart chart for cross stitch or needlepoint, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Fancy Tassels are very popular these days, just look at any home decorating store. One possibility for making a wonderful unique tassel is to use plastic canvas to make a needlepoint tassel top. This Love plastic canvas tassel ornament uses ready-made fringe to make an elegant and easy Christmas ornament. To make your tassel top […]