Splendor

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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Mardi Gras Santa by Carol DuPree

Mardi Gras Santa – Part 1

By Ellen Johnson / December 10, 2020

Mardi Gras Santa (designed by Carol DuPree) is officially underway as my December project! YAY! I’m excited about sharing my progress with you here on the blog. If you want to follow along as I stitch the entire canvas, be sure and sign up for my weekly emails here and subscribe to Needlepoint TV™ here. … Read more

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Tips for using silk thread on your needlepoint projects.

Five Tips for Using Silk Thread on Your Needlepoint Projects

By Ellen Johnson / February 13, 2020

Stitching with silk thread is one of my guilty pleasures when it comes to my needlepoint hobby. Now, don’t get me wrong. I adore cotton, linen, wool, metallic, and novelty threads, too, but there’s just something about silk… Ellen Johnson

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