Ooh la la... the Parisian stitch is a super versatile stitch that every needlepointer should know.

All About the Parisian Stitch

By Ellen Johnson / January 7, 2024

Colorful cardinals. Chipper chickadees. Playful penguins. What do they all have in common? Why, they’re birds, of course. And they just happen to be birds that you often see on winter-themed canvases. Since we’re smack dab in the middle of winter, I thought it might be fun to explore a stitch that you can use … Read more

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Cleaning needlepoint requires patience, attention to detail, and the right supplies.

Cleaning Needlepoint – Part 2

By Ellen Johnson / May 28, 2023

From pillows and stand ups to holiday ornaments and Christmas stockings, your needlepoint treasures add your unique personal touch to your home and family celebrations. And like all pieces of art, they require special care. As delicate fabric crafts, they’re especially susceptible to dust, dirt, and general wear-and-tear. That means a regular cleaning routine is … Read more

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Cleaning needlepoint requires patience, attention to detail, and a gentle touch.

Cleaning Needlepoint

By Ellen Johnson / May 21, 2023

As stitchers, we know how much time and effort goes into creating a beautiful needlepoint treasure: selecting threads and stitches, plying your needle to complete the project, and transforming the canvas into its final form. But what often gets overlooked is the proper cleaning – and maintenance – of a needlepoint piece to preserve its … Read more

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