Irish Stitch (Bargello) Wallet

Originally posted 2008-09-29 07:32:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I found a post this morning on a blog “My Crazy RevWar Life” about a charming wallet made in Irish Stitch, which is another name for Bargello, usually applied to Bargello on cloth. In the post she includes link to instructions on how to stitch Bargello, […]

Gay Ann Rogers Interview

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This glorious piece, The Young Catherine, is a portrait of Catherine the Great that is the next project offered by Gay Ann Rogers. It’s offered through her website with a supporting classroom offered through the Shining Needle Society. Recently Dena from Kreinik interviewed her for Mr. X Stitch. Read it here. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015Some Rights ReservedOriginal content […]

Finishing Pillows

Originally posted 2010-01-17 07:41:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Finishing needlepoint pillows (or making any pillows for that matter) should be a simple task. It meets my admittedly low bar for sewing — all straight seams, no zippers. But all too often they don’t turn out well. My friend Kristin at Craft Leftovers has been […]

Pattern Couching for Small Areas in Focal Point

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A recent post on Tony Minieri’s blog pointed out the usefulness of Pattern Couching when you have a small area needing attention. We tend to think of couching as a necessary evil used when a thread won’t go through the canvas. Pattern couching is somewhat different. Yes, you still have one thread that sits on […]

Why are Hand-Painted Canvases So Expensive?

Originally posted 2010-05-24 07:04:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Vicki asked earlier this month if the designers actually painted the canvases they sold. It’s a good question. Although there are designers who paint their own and custom canvases are painted by the artist, most canvases you buy in shops are not painted by the designer. […]