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From work basket essentials to choosing the right canvas, I’ve packed this handy little pocket guide chock full of tips and tricks that you can refer to over and over again. Just print it out, pop it in your project bag, and voilà… you’re ready to stitch!

Ellen Johnson

Ellen's stitch guide for "Jingle", a canvas by Pepperberry Designs, was featured in Needlepoint Now magazine.

What Is A Stitch Guide?

By Ellen Johnson / January 20, 2022

If you’re a veteran stitcher, you probably know that a stitch guide is a set of instructions for how to stitch a particular needlepoint canvas in such a way that your finished project turns out exactly like the original piece. But if you’re new to needlepoint, you may not have a clue about what stitch … Read more

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Needlepoint canvas embellished with decorative stitches

Are Needlepoint And Embroidery The Same Thing?

By Ellen Johnson / January 8, 2022

Do you ever hear people calling different forms of needlework by the wrong name? Knitting and crochet get mixed up all the time. And as a former shop owner, I used to hear needlepoint  and embroidery get called all sorts of things – including knitting and sewing. So, are needlepoint and embroidery the same? The … Read more

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DMC Perle Cotton #3 is a great thread for beginning needlepointers.

DMC Perle Cotton #3 – Friend Or Foe?

By Ellen Johnson / August 25, 2021

One of my followers recently sent an email to our help desk asking why I don’t like DMC Perle Cotton #3. It’s been a while since I used it and, in all fairness, I knew that I should give it another try before I responded… hence last week’s episode of Needlepoint TV™. 😉  So here’s … Read more

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