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The Start of Great Original Projects

It’s so easy to create needlepoint projects that are uniquely your own if you begin with a simple line drawing on canvas. Yes, you can find them in shops as coloring book canvases, but did you know it’s so easy to create your own from drawings you find? My newest ebook, Needlepoint Templates, has over […]

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Help Napa Fire Victims with Purchases

You can help the victims of the current fires in the Wine Country by your purchase of my newest book (it came out Monday), Color through the Ages. With 12 ornament-sized projects and pictures on almost every page that give you a different way of looking at color. Taking cues from art, culture, history, and […]

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Bargello Bells Ebook Now Available

While there are many books on needlepoint Bargello out there, it often seems as if many of our projects seem a bit tired.That’s unfortunate because, even if you avoid four-way Bargello, there are plenty of cool effects you can create with basic Bargello lines and shapes. I love to find and try these effects, preferably […]

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Custom Initials, Letters & Affirmations Now Available

I’m just too excited to keep this to myself. In my Easy shop I’ve added new products that will make it so easy for you to create custom gifts easily. They are all based on letters, phrases, or monograms. They can be based on my huge libraries of charted alphabets and fonts. They even can […]

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Napa Needlepoint Etsy Shop Grand Opening

Thanks to all of you for your comments and support. I’m opening my Etsy shop today, August 24. I’m still populating it as fast as I can and I still have some things to figure out. The shop is now open! As of today, most of the stitch guides are there. Also a good number […]

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Introducing Custom Charts for Tartan Belts

Needlepoint belts are always a hit. Not only are they unique style, they can be used for many other items from tray sides to shoe straps. You don’t need a painted canvas to make a great belt. Charted plaids and tartans are excellent for this. The patterns repeat naturally, creating a lively rhythm for the […]

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Expanded Hearts Sampler Book Now in Print

I’m so excited because the Heart Samplers will be published later this week as an in print book. First there were the two separate ebooks. Then last summer I combined them into one ebook. Now they are revised and combined into one printed book. It will be available on Amazon and can be ordered through […]

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Two Blackwork Stockings eBook Released

Finding unique ideas for Christmas stockings can be a pain, especially when you want something easy. Blackwork with its timeless patterns is perfect for stockings. You can vary it in the colors you want, it creates a rich collection of patterns that can be embellished if you like or kept simple. It’s one of the […]

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Monthly Subscription Option for Shiny & Bright Club

Are you interested in my new Shiny & Bright Club but you’d like to pay monthly? This club will have a dozen ornaments with at least two stitches each (often more) inspired by vintage Shiny Brite ornaments. The set uses a coordinated set of colors featuring Rainbow Gallery threads that have a great mid-Century Modern […]

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Early Discount on Ornament Club Ends Tomorrow

Have you signed up for the Shiny & Bright Ornament Club yet? This easy peasy needlepoint club has something for everyone. Are you looking for a different look in needlepoint ornaments, one that is distinctive but doesn’t cost a fortune? Do you want to expand you knowledge of stitches while making something beyond samplers? Are […]

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Save! Buy Shiny & Bright Club Early

I’m so excited about my 2017 club to learn stitches, Shiny & Bright Ornaments. The club consists of 12 needlepoint ornaments inspired by the iconic Shiny Brite ornaments from the 50’s and 60’s. Many of us had these ornaments on our trees growing up. Their modern style makes such a great addition to your Christmas […]

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Needlepoint Sale Listing

Many of you are asking about what’s available in the sale. Here’s a list with pictures of many items. They are grouped by the type of item. The list price is in parentheses after the name. The pictures of them are above. Please note that everything except the printed books is sent electronically by me […]

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I See Sheep!

The canvas is called “Easy Sheep Decorating” and it’s by the delightful Annie Lane. It’s my newest stitch guide for Wellesley Needlepoint for the Annie Lane Christmas ornaments. The fleece is made using Rainbow Gallery’s Fluffy Fleece and it’s much easier than it looks. Contact Wellesley Needlepoint or your LNS to get it. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2016Original content […]

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From Canvas to Finished Needlepoint – New Mini-class

Originally posted 2012-10-30 07:22:39. Republished by Blog Post PromoterWhen stitchers tell you about their difficulties one topic keeps coming up — how can I “see” the end result in the unstitched canvas so that I get what I want. My November 15 mini-class is designed to teach you how to do just this. You’ll learn […]

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Feeling Tippy? – New Needlepoint Tips

PSSSSSST! Christmas comes early this year with a new edition of Needlepoint Trade Secrets, available at CreateSpace now and at Amazon today or tomorrow. It has twice as many tips, and includes new chapters, and updated information. In it you’ll find over 225 pages of great needlework tips. There will be print and Kindle versions […]

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Meet Rudy

“Rudy Always Knew” is my newest stitch guide. It’s for one of Annie Lane’s delightful Christmas ornaments, available at your LNS through Wellesley Needlepoint. Rudy is great for advanced beginner stitchers because the effects come from just a few stitches. Changing direction of the stitch and having a darning pattern background make this project go […]

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Beginner’s Needlepoint Forum

Beginning needlepointers often have a problem. The classes they take may teach them a stitch, but they don’t understand it, nor do they feel comfortable using it. Finding ways to increase your needlepoint knowledge that start from where you are — knowing one form of Tent Stitch — and going in easy steps to a […]

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Tiny Stitches Needlepoint Cyberclass

Originally posted 2012-07-26 06:47:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If you’re like me a needlepoint canvas with lots of tiny spaces is both a pleasure and a pain. It’s a pleasure because usually they are small and fast to stitch. It’s a pain because it’s challenging to come up with enough different stitches to keep […]

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Buy More and Save More in my Autumn Sale

It’s all treats and no tricks in my Autumn Needlepoint Stock-up Sale. All my projects, clubs, classes, and stitch guides are on sale through midnight Pacific November 1. That means you can stock up on classes you have missed, find delightful new products to stitch, or get guides for that canvas you’ve been wanting. I […]

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Seeing Stripes? – Upcoming 25 Stitches Class

Originally posted 2013-05-08 07:35:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBold or subtle, colorful or neutral, with this notebook class you’ll be seeing stripes. The upcoming 25 stitches class begins June 1, 2013 and focuses on these surprising useful stitches. In the class you’ll have a chance to try out stripes large and small. Some of these […]

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Sign up Now for Mittens & Mini-socks

Originally posted 2012-04-07 07:35:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterToday, April 7, 2012 is the absolutely last day you can sign up for the 2012 Bargello Club, Mittens & Mini-socks. Registrations close at midnight, Pacific Daylight Time. This is going to be an exciting club for lovers of Bargello, with patterns form all kinds of sources, […]

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Stitch a Needlepoint Tartan for Christmas

Originally posted 2012-12-07 06:53:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterUPDATE: I realized this morning that I forgot the stitched picture of the shadow stitching technique on yesterday’s blog. Check the post after 11 AM Pacific 12/7/12 for the picture. My apologies. Who doesn’t like a plaid? This year delight the folks on your list by making […]

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Planning the Perfect Needlepoint Canvas now Available

Originally posted 2013-01-07 07:41:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If you missed the chance to take my popular Planning the Perfect Needlepoint Canvas class in November when it was offered, you can now take the class as a Needlepoint Independent Study. This class gives you the insights and tools you need to: recognize your stitching […]

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Mod Sampler New Needlepoint Quilt Portrait

Based on a quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, this needlepoint project is bright in citrus colors. It uses a variety of simple stitches to create a lovely project. One of the best things about it is the unique sashing, which is woven. I loved working on the project and it’s easy to customize it in any […]

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Napa Needlepoint Site Updated!

Originally posted 2012-06-10 06:58:23. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI’ve been working hard and the Napa Needlepoint site has been completely revamped and updated. The new site is not only a guide to my products and services (including a shopping cart), it also has links to my other sites. Everything is there (and running) except my […]

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New Needlepoint Enhancement Class Now Open

How many times have you said to yourself “I wish I could ask a question about this canvas?” Or how many times have you thought about taking an in-person canvas enhancement class but stopped because it was too far away, or too expensive? How often have you been perplexed with a canvas you’re working on […]

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Book of Hours Color Twinchy – Sneak Peek at New Color & Thread Club

Originally posted 2012-01-24 09:20:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Going from the earth and mineral colors that predominated the palettes of Ancient Egypt and Greece, the High Middle Ages seem to burst in a world of color and light. I have adored the bright, rich blues of medieval prayer books, or Books of Hours, since […]

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Needlepoint Japanese Landscapes

Originally posted 2012-12-03 06:56:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterIt’s an on-going question: How do I convey in needlepoint elements in art so they don’t look flat and dull? The problem happens because needlepoint stitches and threads have texture, giving it a third dimension, while works of art are two-dimensional. All too often something gets lost […]

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