Ellen Johnson

How to Create Beautiful Backgrounds on Your Needlepoint Canvases

Two Strategies For Creating Beautiful Backgrounds On Your Needlepoint Projects

By Ellen Johnson / May 6, 2024

Mastering Backgrounds On Your Needlepoint Projects Today, we’re diving into the world of backgrounds on your needlepoint projects. As a needlepoint artist, you know that the background can make or break your project. It’s not just about the focal point; the background plays a vital role in tying everything together to create a cohesive piece … Read more

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Dyeing needlepoint threads is an art unto itself.

Dyeing To Know How Threads Get Their Color?

By Ellen Johnson / April 14, 2024

If you’re at all like me, one of your favorite things about needlepoint is all of those gorgeous threads. You probably don’t think much about how your needlepoint threads got to be the colors they are, though, do you? I didn’t either, when I first began stitching. 😉 I believe that there’s great value in … Read more

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Pepper Pot, from Planet Earth Fiber, is a lovely single strand silk needlepoint thread.

All About Pepper Pot Silk Thread

By Ellen Johnson / April 7, 2024

I’ve long been a fan of Pepper Pot Silk. It’s a luscious single strand spun silk thread from Planet Earth Fiber. (That means it’s not divisible!) It’s made from Chinese silk. It comes in a skein and there are 30 yards/27.4 meters in each skein. Here’s a picture of it for you…   It’s available … Read more

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