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Self-Care for Needlepointers

By Ellen Johnson / March 12, 2020

Self-care is always a good idea, but it’s especially important right now. COVID-19 (aka, novel coronavirus 2019) is all over the news. In fact, it’s hard to turn on the television or scroll through social media without seeing a reference to it. In response to all of the media hype, I can’t think of a … Read more

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Hearts for Hospice began as a service project for the Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild.

Stitching Hearts for Hospice

By Ellen Johnson / March 5, 2020

Do you know about Hearts for Hospice? Well, my friend, pour yourself a cup of tea and let me share a little about it with you… When I first heard about Hearts for Hospice, I was blown away. How so? I’m glad you ask – because it’s the thoughtfulness and generosity of the stitchers who … Read more

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Composition: Needlepoint Canvases and Fine Art

By Ellen Johnson / February 27, 2020

Do you know that a canvas designer uses the very same elements and principles of art and design on cotton mono canvas that a painter might use on one of their watercolor or oil compositions? In fact, your hand-painted needlepoint canvas is, first and foremost, a piece of art. But what does that have to … Read more

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