Entice – Thread Review

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Entice is Rainbow Gallery’s newest thread, debuting earlier this year. It comes on 12 yard (11 meter) cards and is made from 67% rayon and 33% polyester (metallic). It is a non-divisible 6-strand thread, with individual strands in each of the two fibers. Currently there are 23 colors. You can use it as it comes […]

Add Needlepoint to this Contemporary Lampshade

needlepoint lamp shade from Lamp Gustaf

Originally posted 2010-03-21 07:34:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Lamps can be a difficult thing in a home. All too often you can’t find the right one and when you find one that work physically, it isn’t the right style. That’s what’s so cool about this shade from Lamp Gustaf, a Swedish company. It has […]

Needlepoint Can Improve your “Golden Years”

photo of Carole King stitching the needlepoint that was on the Tapestry album cover, copyright unknown from wesay.com

Now we all know that stress causes many health problems, not the least are those bald spots by tearing your hair out today, Tax Day in the US. But did you know that a newly published study shows that needlepoint or other crafty and artistic activities can help prevent memory problems as we age? A […]

Tips & Techniques for Needlepoint — Book Review

Originally posted 2011-03-01 07:36:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Susan Sturgeon Roberts, self-published, 2008, $9. This little comb-bound book is a collection of questions and answers about needlepoint. Without a Table of Contents it can be hard to find what you need to know, but there is plenty of useful information here, especially for the […]

Diagonal Mosaic Variation in Log Cabin Sampler

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The second log in the major color uses a nice variation of Diagonal Mosaic that is an easy stitch for anyone to learn. Diagonal Mosaic is often one of the first textured stitches new needlepointers learn. That’s because it is stitched in diagonal rows alternating the Tent Stitch you learned with an extended Tent Stitch […]