Sundance Beads for Needlepoint – How to & Why Knot! — book review

Originally posted 2009-05-08 05:55:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Sundance recently published a pamphlet on using beads in needlepoint. They told me “We just love beads and how they can define an area of stitching.” This booklet was designed to answer the questions they get about using beads. Since beading is not one of my [...]

Threading the Needle

Originally posted 2010-01-07 07:23:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A reader recently asked me: “Are there tips to threading the needle? The thread keeps fraying!” I’ll start with the obvious — are you threading the needle properly? You bring the thread to the needle, not the needle to the thread. That’s the most important thing. [...]

Charming Free Design from The Caron Collection

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This delightful little piece is called “To Bead or not to Bead” and it’s designed by Lois Caron. It uses lots of colors and stitches to create a delightful project that is great for stash-busting. Find the instructions here: You can also use this link to get the instructions as a free PDF. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014Some [...]

Book Review – The Best Bargello Book

Originally posted 2008-01-15 08:06:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter June McKnight, self-published, 2008. I learned to stitch Bargello, as did many others, from Elsa William’s wonderful book. It’s long been out of print and I have never found a beginner’s book on Bargello to match it. That is until now. June has created the perfect [...]