stitches for animal fur

Using the long and short stitch to create painterly effects for shading on your needlepoint canvases.

All About the Long and Short Stitch – Part 2

By Ellen Johnson / May 7, 2023

Learning the basics of  how to execute the long and short stitch is actually just the first step toward creating realistic shading on your needlepoint projects. (If you haven’t read part 1 of this blog series, click here to hop over and do that now – then, come back and keep reading. 😉 ) Ellen … Read more

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Reindeer are an important part of the Sámi culture.

Winter Threadventure Week 4: Jokkmokk Winter Market

By Ellen Johnson / January 30, 2019

Hi there! There’s a really cool (tee hee!) winter festival that’s about to begin. It’s a celebration of the Sámi culture – the indigenous people of northern Sweden. There are all kinds of fun activities – from dog sledding and reindeer herding to shopping and dining on the local cuisine. Wanna go? Okey dokey! Let’s hop … Read more

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