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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.

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...

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…

And so, after 14 years - and more fun than you can imagine - I have decided to semi-retire and close the Serendipity Needleworks storefront. (I would be fibbing if I said that Rick's health scare in January had nothing...

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