"I was given a couple of needlepoint kits from my family members. I will look through them and see which ones to try since it will be one of my first experience. I really am more of a cross-stitcher rather than…"
"I am also a new member, part of the problem for needlepoint is the cost of the canvas. For years I worked at the stitching shows in England and one exhibitor I worked for sold all the fabric for stitching from hessian right up to the finest of…"
"Ive only just done tent stitch on canvas but everyone can do what ever you fancy, its a nice idea to try something else other than tent stitch. Did you finish the piece. Ive only just realised you wrote this in 2009
"Hi Jean, I have wondered why needlepoint has not become as popular as other needle crafts for years..its half the work of cross stitch!!
Maybe one of the reasons people dont seem as active is that they can take a long time to do??
Kaffe Fassett has…"
"Definitely, either by taking and abstract design from say Picasso or anyone else and stitching with the a variety of fibers to bring out depth and texture. Or by creating your on statement with a design, and fibers.
"Yes, I do and I enjoy every minute of it. I am doing at this moment a petit point representing a detail of Michelangelo Buenarotti's sculpure of Mother and child. Always have been a mental stress reliever for me. I'll try to take some…"
"Do you use DMC cotton floss or are you now hooked on silks?
I have always used whatever the chart called for until recently. Last year, at The Stitching Jubilee, I discovered Vikki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibers and I am now HOOKED on her silks. I…"
"Just had a look at your blog Jean - WOW! Your sampler is stunning. I don't know why they call it a Tranquility sampler though - I would not be tranquil while working on it! Love your new kitty - I'm not surprised to hear your husband is…"
My mother initiated me into the world of Needlepointing at the age of 10, but my grandmother's handwork has always fascinated me. I was drawn by what you could do with all those colors of tapestry yarn hanging on the wall. From there I have branched ot to other things..
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I am an avid stitcher.. there is nothing more satisfying as creating..
Hi Jean. I am fairly new to needlepoint but have been initiated into using a z lap frame which I place on a small table. It enables me to stitch using both hands. I was able to purchase my frame inexpensively and it has been a blessing.
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