On one of my frequent sightseeing tours around the Internet, I chanced upon another meaning of the word “needlepoint” of which I wasn’t previously aware. I’m referring to an ink writing instrument known as a “Needle Point Pen”. Here is a review of the Uni-Ball 207 Needle Point Pen by Sanford. Any business that involves […]
In my article The Needlepoint Beginner – How Do I Start Stitching, I touched briefly on the subject of using needlepoint frames. I recently had the opportunity to read Brenda Stimpson’s article Should I Use a Needlepoint Frame? over at EZine Articles, so I thought I would expand a bit on the topic. A needlepoint […]
This segment from KX News about Elmer Jose is both interesting and inspirational. In all, Elmer has created over 200 of these needlepoint works of art, some containing nearly 170,000 stitches. He doesn’t usually take requests, but if you have something in mind, chances are, he’s already done it. Oh and by the way, “he […]
Leigh-Anne Mullock, a designer, has a portfolio at her website where she showcases some of her more interesting stuff. Among these are book covers she designed for 2 Jane Austen novels: “Pride and Prejudice,” and “Mansfield Park”. In her words: Hand stitched cover ilustrations feature imagery about their relationships the novel’s protagonists might have been […]
Christine Mann has done it again, this time with an article titled “Guide to Needlepoint Yarns and Threads“. A good introduction to the different types of threads and how to choose between them. The vast assortment of different yarns and threads available today can be confusing. Which ones work best for needlepoint? How should a […]
I published this article ages ago, but I never mentioned it on the blog. So here it is. Be sure to let me know what you think, and better yet, add in some even neater ideas if you have any!
Michelle Obama was in Moscow, and was determined to maintain a”vow of silence”. But when she visited the St. Dimitriy Orphanage, she couldn’t resist speaking, just a little: Then came the needlepoint project. Needlepoint finally pierced the quiet. “How long did it take you to do this?” the first lady asked, loud enough for all […]
These are cool.
Christine Mann has posted a Guide to Needlepoint Canvas over at Suite101. The article summarizes the differences between the various types of needlepoint canvas and is a pretty good introduction to this topic. Good quality materials are essential for creating works of art that last, and they help avoid frustration while you work. Before beginning […]