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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!

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An inspiring blog dedicated to helping you unlock your inner needle artist, turn off your doubt, and make the time to create something wonderful with your own two hands.

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the Blog

An inspiring blog dedicated to helping you unlock your inner needle artist, turn off your doubt, and make the time to create something wonderful with your own two hands.

Unpacking Memories

Christmas is coming... It's cold outside. Really. Cold. (At least for Alabama.) And this early December visit from Old Man Winter has put me in the holiday spirit. Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and our tree is...

4 Needlepoint Myths and How to Avoid Them

If you've ever worked a needlepoint canvas using a professional stitch guide, you know the difference that decorative stitches and fancy threads can make in your finished project. The added texture and sparkle bring a flat 2-dimensional design to life...

Make Time for Y-O-U this Holiday Season

And So It Begins... The holidays are right around the corner. There's no denying it's holiday season when you see the employees at the grocery store filling displays with candy canes and Christmas cards (on Halloween!).Read more

Welcome to Serendipity Needleworks!

Welcome to the new Serendipity Needleworks website! I'm so happy that you're here. Please bookmark this page on the new website so you can visit with me regularly. Let's take a quick tour around the website and I'll share a...

Needlepoint Canvas: A Closer Look

Bet you never thought about needlepoint canvas much... But it can affect your needlepoint project more than you might think. Let's take a peek at the 3 main types of needlepoint canvas that we use most: interlock mono canvas, mono...

Gauge Matters!

Have you ever worked really hard on a project, only to have your hat (or mittens or, even worse, your sweater!) turn out waaaay too big? Or how about making something that ends up being entirely too small?! Well, that's...

Choosing the Right Needle

Last time, we chatted about choosing threads for your canvases so, today, we're going to talk about needlepoint needles. A tapestry needle is the needle of choice for working needlepoint. It's a blunt-tipped hand sewing needle with an elongated eye. The large eye can hold thicker...

The Right Tools

Last time, we chatted about choosing yarns, and today we're going to talk about -- yep -- knitting needles! Knitting needles come in an assortment of shapes and sizes and they're made from a variety of materials. From plastic and metal to bamboo...

Choices, choices!

Now that you're committed to purchasing the best quality supplies you can afford, it's time to take a look at making the best fiber choices for your projects. Remember in my last post, I told you that I'd be sure...

So Many Threads!

So, now that you know how important it is to buy the best quality supplies you can afford, let's chat about choosing the best threads for your needlepoint projects. If you're looking for tips on choosing yarns for knitting and crochet projects, check...

Introducing my top 25 from the past 25!

I've been teaching other people to knit, crochet, embroider, and needlepoint for more than 25 years. Throughout those years, I've compiled a list of tips that will make you a better knitter, crocheter, or stitcher. You may already know some...

Tips for Organizing Your Stash

A couple of years ago, I became "acquainted" with Marie Kondo and her wonderful book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I read it, cover to cover, rather quickly (it's a relatively short book) and, when I finished it, I...

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