An inspiring article in theÂ Charlotte Observer describes friendships that were started and nourished by the love of needlepoint: Needlecrafters are a tight-knit bunch. Travel to any embroidery club, like the Lake Norman Needlepoint Guild, where Archie and Helms first met, and you’ll find a strong bond among mostly women sharing threads, ideas and close friendships. […]
It is always good news to hear about a resurgence of interest in the needlework arena. Here is a good article in the Daily Herald describing how needlepoint is making a comeback: It wasn’t long ago that the word “needlepoint” conjured up thoughts of dusty cushions with fusty florals. But in recent years, thanks to […]
Good article in the Daily Mail covering the surge of interest in needlepoint. It attributes part of the trend to designers such as Jonathan Adler taking a renewed look at needlepoint-based design. Another point made by the article, and a much stronger argument in my opinion, is that modern needlepoint design itself has changed. Brighter […]
This excellently written article byÂ Marni Jameson for the Denver Post, entitled “Needlepoint Can Mend Our Frayed Lives“, captures the many blessings bestowed upon humanity by needlepoint. Some of her points: I am often torn between shooting vodka and needlepointing (me: no need to choose! Try the new needlepoint flasks from Smathers and Branson). I share […]
Not exactly my cup of tea, but Richard Basset apparently has some new work which he expressed using needlepoint.
Here’s one three-year-old that’s doing it quite well.
I don’t know why I find male needlepointers so fascinating. Here is another he-stitcher in action: A man will tell me there are 250,962 stitches in this, so they have more of an engineering take on doing needlepoint and that’s why they are so good at it. Bob Dillard compares needlepoint to paint-by-number and does […]
Some links I collecting from perusing Needlepoint News today: According to the Frederick News Post, stitching in public has become a hot trend and seeing groups of people working on needlearts projects in coffee shops, on the bus or subway and other public places is becoming a regular sighting. Clare Kittredge, a New Hampshire health journalist, […]
Try NeedlepointNews.com. It aggregates mentions of needlepoint in recent news stories, blog posts, and discussion boards. It’s a good place to turn to for market research, product sourcing leads, background for an article, or ideas for a new blog post. I built this site using several Google feeds as the backbone – it is completely […]
If the needlepoint scene caught the attention of the New York Times Fashion and Style section, we’re doing well. Now’s the time to invest in needlepoint everybody! Don’t wait until it’s too late! A while ago, I bought a Tucker Blair needlepoint headband and took it apart. It is made very well. Neat hand stitching […]