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Learn to Needlepoint

Learn to Needlepoint

By Ellen Johnson / January 23, 2020

So, you want to learn to needlepoint? Well, my friend, you’re in the right place. You see, I’ve been a stitcher for a reeaaalllly long time. My grandmother taught me how to do the continental tent stitch when I was nine years old – on a canvas that looked very much like the one in … Read more

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Don't you just love Scarlett O'Hara's problem solving strategy? Tee hee! ;-)

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Workbasket

By Ellen Johnson / May 17, 2018

What’s in your needlepoint workbasket? Is your workbasket nice and tidy – or do you have the Scarlett O’Hara syndrome? You know…putting off until tomorrow what you really ought to be tending to today. Seriously, when’s the last time you inventoried your workbasket? I mean, actually sat down and took stock of what you have … Read more

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Needlepoint Canvas: A Closer Look

By Ellen Johnson / October 18, 2017

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 canvas, and Penelope canvas. Each kind has special features that make it uniquely appropriate for … Read more

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