Last summer, I hosted my very first in-person Jingle in July needlepoint retreat here in Tuscaloosa. We had oodles of fun stitching a jolly snow girl that Diane Bertelson of Pepperberry Designs created especially for the retreat. Her name is Jingle and, if she looks familiar, it’s because she also made an appearance in the May/June 2020 issue of Needlepoint Now. (That’s her striking a pose with her copy of the magazine.)
Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m starting a needlepoint blog post about texture with a quote from Henry Ford, aren’t you? Well, it actually has more to do with needlepoint than you might think.
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 do with your needlepoint hobby?
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