Stitching by Commission

Originally posted 2006-05-09 07:19:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Yesterday I stitched on a commission. It’s a cherub with a big drum (not commercially available). I’m getting paid by the stitch. Stitching on commission is fun for lots of reasons. – It gives you a chance to stretch your needlepoint muscles. This design isn’t my [...]

Charming Free Geometric Needlepoint Pattern

from Northern Pine Designs

Originally posted 2010-05-05 07:40:42. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Northern Pine Designs has lovely charted needlepoint with an emphasis on geometrics and textured stitches, often mixed with Bargello. To give you a taste of their style, you can get this free pattern on their site as a PDF. Thanks and a tip of the hat [...]

Holiday Ribbons – Free Needlepoint Stocking – Part 1

holiday ribbons free needlepoint stitch sampler designed and stitch by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

This week’s free project is a delightful mantle size stocking that has five ribbons along the top. Today we’ll go over how to create the outline and find you materials. Tomorrow we’ll discuss the three green ribbons. Thursday we’ll do the two gold ribbons and the background Thursday we’ll also cover how to outline the [...]

Christmas Finishing Deadline Approaching

Originally posted 2008-08-22 05:49:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I know it’s August but many shops have Christmas finishing deadlines, especially for large items like stockings, beginning next month. Often there is a second deadline a bit later for small items like ornaments. Check with your local shop now, so that you aren’t caught short.

Dealing with Needlepoint “Dandruff” & Proper Coverage

“Dandruff” is my name for those annoying white flecks of canvas that can show through your stitching. Not only do they make it look as if an area is improperly stitched, they also attract attention to themselves because they are so much lighter than the surrounding stitching. THere are two kinds of dandruff. The first [...]