A complete and total failure…

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Feb 20, 2020
When you fail at doing something, you're not a failure!

In the spring of 2004, I attempted to write my very first stitch guide for a needlepoint canvas. If a stitch fit into an area, I stuck it there – and what I ended up with was a mishmash of canvas embroidery stitches that absolutely did NOT play well together. I was a complete and total failure! Or was I?

Five Tips for Using Silk Thread on Your Needlepoint Projects

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Feb 13, 2020
Tips for using silk thread on your needlepoint projects.

Stitching with silk thread is one of my guilty pleasures when it comes to my needlepoint hobby. Now, don’t get me wrong. I adore cotton, linen, wool, metallic, and novelty threads, too, but there’s just something about silk…

A Guide to Using Laying Tools in Needlepoint

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Feb 6, 2020

So, what, exactly, are laying tools? That’s a terrific question! Technically, they’re tools that you can use to help lay your stitches smoothly on your canvas. But, basically, they’re sticks.

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