Try this tip from Jo Ippolito Christensen for securing thread ends. It works great for ribbons, pearl cotton balls and other threads. Use Scotch Reuseable Strips. Cut off a bit and place on the end of the thread. Press down to secure.
Dorset buttons are a traditional English button made by hand. They are easy to make and can be customized in so many ways, Consider making these as an embellishment for your needlepoint or to use some of your thread. Get the tutorial here: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/42688/how-to-make-dorset-buttons
You probably don’t want to hear this but . . . Halloween and Christmas deadlines are fast approaching. Remember for some items and with some shops these deadlines start as soon as this month. Don’t miss out on getting that special gift finished by missing the deadline. Call your shop to find out their deadlines.
You may have seen and even made roses or simple flowers from silk ribbons, but aren’t these carnations just wonderful? In a new video tutorial from Crafty Attic, not only do you learn how to make the flowers but how to dye white ribbon to make the flowers any color you like. How about a […]
HandDbase is a database that is available for many mobile devices and smartphones. But it’s just a database, you have to create the ones that work for you. Happily Brenda, a fellow needlepointer, has created six databases to help you organize your stash. Best of all, they are all free. Learn more on her blog […]
About.com’s new needlepoint expert, Althea DeBrule, has a great post with four ways to thread a Tapestry Needle. Read it here: http://needlepoint.about.com/od/needlepointknowhow/fl/4-Ways-to-Thread-a-Tapestry-Needle-with-Ease.htm?nl=1
Near the end of the latest post on Tony Minieri’s blog, you’ll find a great stitching tip. It can apply to any stitch and will make all your needlepoint look better. Read it here: http://www.tonyminieri.com/tonyblog/2014/11/13/stitching-season
Silk Lame is an exciting thread from Rainbow Gallery that comes in three sizes: for 13 and 18 mesh and Petite. While you might love them for stitching, did you know you could use them in other ways too? Use the smaller sizes for twisted cord to finish ornaments or stand-ups. You can match the […]