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DMC Perle Cotton #3 is a great thread for beginning needlepointers.

DMC Perle Cotton #3 – Friend Or Foe?

By Ellen Johnson / August 25, 2021

One of my followers recently sent an email to our help desk asking why I don’t like DMC Perle Cotton #3. It’s been a while since I used it and, in all fairness, I knew that I should give it another try before I responded… hence last week’s episode of Needlepoint TV™. 😉  So here’s … Read more

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Silk Lamé Plus is a needlepoint ribbon from Rainbow Gallery.

Introducing Silk Lamé Plus

By Ellen Johnson / June 24, 2021

Silk Lamé Plus is a brand new ribbon-type thread from Rainbow Gallery.  In fact, the card states that it’s a “needlepoint ribbon”. It’s a delightful blend of silk, rayon, and metallized polyester. The fiber content is 72% silk/18% rayon/10% metallized polyester. There are 36 inaugural (and swoon-worthy!) colors. Ellen Johnson

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Splendiferous Silk Thread

By Ellen Johnson / April 23, 2021

My very first needlepoint project was stitched entirely in wool. It was one of those pre-worked pieces from the needlework department at Gayfer’s… the kind where you just fill in the background. Those were (and still are!) terrific projects – especially for practicing basketweave. But I have to admit, my needlepoint world changed when I … Read more

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