I was away because I was spending time doing research. I have lots of ideas and I plan to make lots of things! It will be a blast. Meanwhile, be inspired. I’m also in the process of finishing up the touches in my new craft room! Yeeaa, me!
This is a list of some tools and supplies which may be needed to get started. Needlepoint requires different size needles, a stretcher frame and canvas.
I was invited to a 1st Saturday Gathering at one of our local needlework shops. I interviewed needlework designer/ artist, Sandara Sullivan, and toured her shop, Homespun Elegance. There was a lot going on and lots to see and buy!
Sometimes you may find that you want to show more detail of your work than can be captured with a camera. This is the method that I came up with. Further editing may be done with image editing software.
While preparing to make videos, I found that some of my finished pieces had become wrinkled because of the way they were stored. I probably should have the work framed as I finish them. If ironing is necessary, it’s best to do it before the stitching is done.
This is a collection of various types of needlework that I’ve done over the years. They are now ready for framing. They include: cross stitch, needlepoint, hardanger, needlelace and bargello. Some are done on linen and painted canvas. Threads used were DMC floss, tapestry yarn, pearl cotton, silk, and Rainbow Gallery specialty threads.