Originally posted 2008-04-25 05:43:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The April 2008 issue of Cookie magazine had an article about needlepoint maps. You can take a look at them and read about them on-line. They look to be cute, bold in color, and probably really easy to stitch.
While there are several small stitch reference books out there, they generally fall into two categories. Some are designed for beginning stitchers. The other type includes only diagrams, but no explanations. Into this world come these two books. I got mine from Thistle Needleworks, but your shop may have their own branded copies of them. […]
Originally posted 2010-08-01 07:42:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Back when I still thought I had time to pursue other crafts, I often thought how wonderful it would be to make scrapbooks. Now if you know me and have seen my house, you will know how silly this is, for many reasons. First off, my […]
Thanks to the blog, Retro Renovation, we have a long (almost 15 minutes) seqment on Bargello. She shows examples of the stitching (including these great boots), she talks about the history of Bargello, show us how to start stitching and then shows us a lovely Jack-in-the-Pulpit design that she is stitching. It’s great stuff and […]
Originally posted 2008-08-30 11:40:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here’s another batch of great needlepoint tips: ~ If steel needles discolor your hands, switch to a gold-plated needle. ~ Create needlepoint by doing “poke and pull” (two motions for one stitch). Sewing (one motion) makes it harder to control your tension. ~ A cosmetic sponge […]