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Archive for July, 2010

Needlepoint Cyber-Buddies

The internet fascinates me, endlessly.  Being a Baby Boomer,  using the computer is definitely an example of an old dog learning new tricks.  Years ago when we lived in North Carolina, the school my son attended offered a computer introductory class for parents.  The fourth grade students (my son, now 32 years old, was one […]


Do You Need a Good Clothing Stitch? Try the Needlepoint Stitch of the Week

Try Diagonal Scotch with Cross Stitch Variation.  Just to clarify the name of the stitch, all Scotch Stitches are diagonal; it is referred to as Diagonal Scotch when the group of individual Scotch Stitches moves in a diagonal flow.  I used this stitch on my Scheherazade (Melissa Shirley Wild Women series) canvas for the red […]


Needlepoint Stitch of the Week

The Slanted Victorian Step stitch produces a strong, directional flow on your needlepoint canvas,  and works beautifully for hills and mountains, clothing (especially on a reclining figure), and,  lends itself well to the use of overdyed threads such as Gloriana Silk, Silk ‘n Colors,  Waterlilies, and Poppies, just to name a few.  In teaching a […]


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