Eight Tips for Getting Your Needlepoint Stash Under Control

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Jun 25, 2020
Beautiful threads are my weakness...

I’m in de-stashing mode. Full on, no holds barred, get ‘er done destashing mode! So, what does that look like? Well, for me, it began with re-reading Marie Kondo‘s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. (You really should read it if you haven’t already. It’s a game-changer!)

The gist of the book is that you should only keep things that bring you joy. It kinda’ reminds me of that famous William Morris quote, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”  Wise words to live by, if you ask me. 😉

De-stashing your needlepoint is easy when you follow William Morris' "golden rule".

So, how does one go about de-stashing?

Well, for starters you need to organize what you have. Yes, it’s gonna take some time, but since we’re all staying home more these days, I can’t think of a better project to tackle right now – or one with a more positive outcome. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned stitcher, organizing your stash will help you know what you have, make it easier to find what you need, and inspire you to make projects you love. Ready to dive in? Terrific!

To Bead Or Not To Bead…

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Nov 19, 2019
Beads add a touch of sparkle and pizazz to your needlepoint projects.

Have you ever used beads on your needlepoint projects?

I L-O-V-E to add them to my canvases and I’m about to embark on a lot of beading with my new project. I’m planning to use a brick beading technique on the word “Believe”, so the process won’t be quite as intense as if I were beading every single canvas intersection. 😉

There are oodles of different kinds of beads and we’re going to take a peek at a few of them here today…

8 Tips For Working With Metallic Threads

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Jul 9, 2019
Kreinik metallic braids are available in more than 200 colors!

Sooo…what’s your feeling about metallic threads?

If you’re like a lot of stitchers, you have a love-hate relationship with them. You love the way they look, but you hate working with them. Well, guess what? I’m going to share some tips with you that’ll make working with metallic threads so much easier, you’ll be chomping at the bit to add a little bit of bling to everything you stitch. Sound good? Great – let’s dive in!

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