Quick Stitch Reference & More Quick Stitch Reference – Books Review

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. […]

Learn Bargello with Erica Wilson

erica wilson's bargello needlepoint boots from her PBS series in 1971

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 […]

August Random Thoughts on Needlepoint

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 […]