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Does anyone have experience with this product? It’s also called retors mat. They seem to carry it at my local chain craft store so I thought it could be a good accessible option but I wanted to see opinions since I almost never hear about it
Design and painted by me
Hello, my mom was looking to sell some framed hand sewn gobelins which she spent way too much money on lol, do you know where we could try to sell them? (Europe)
I am working on my first ever real needlepoint project, a kit. I just received the canvas for my second ever project, not a kit! I am excited and nervous about picking out colors and I am searching for a stitch guide for this project.
The closest needlework shop is 2 hours one way from me. So I ordered color cards for Appleton wool and Pepper Pot silk. I do embroidery and cross stitch so I have one for DMC and know how useful they are. I had a heck of a time deciding which color cards to order though.
Thread talk, canvas talk, ordering online, any information or advice for a lonely needlepointer please?
(Also I’m not very tech savvy, hope I posted this in accordance with the group rules. I’m so sorry if I didn’t!)
Hi! I’m a complete newbie to needlepoint but experienced in other embroidery. This is a canvas with wool tapestry threads I got from DMC (https://www.dmc.com/US/en/products/tapestry-2023-antique-canvas-apples-paul-cezanne). Is this how the stitches are supposed to look? I guess when I’ve seen other needlepoint, they look more defined or something? Where they kinda look like a blob row to me here… Relatedly, does it matter if I use tent vs basket vs half cross stitch, which seem to be different stitches based on YouTube vids I’ve watched, but all look the same on the front? Thanks for any help! And I’m open to any other good pointers for starters :)
Looking for a small light with clamp to place on my frame. I am already using a have a small magnifying glass with clamp. I use to have a book light that worked but can’t find it. Needs clamp not clip. TIA
Next time the lil old lady at the needlepoint store tells me to use “the fuzzy stuff” and interlocking goeblin stitch I will tell her politely where to shove it…because this stitch with this fiber was impossible LOL. Turned out nicely for the top of the mittens but man oh man I was flying blind!
So I took a beading class and it was so fun but I’m still not sure how to start a thread? The teacher just said so use a wasteknot, just knot in the back of the canvas but some beads have already come out because of that.
Been working on this canvas for quite a while; glad to have finished! I wish these guys did more canvases.
Design by me, AsterandDaisyNeedlepointDesigns
This was such a fun counted canvas to work on; I have done many of her designs!
Stitched on 18ct mono with the called for threads
Hi everyone! I would like to needlepoint a stocking for my daughter, but I have never done needlepointing. Does anyone know of a company that sells stocking templates that has accompanying tutorials? Thanks in advance! I realize I may be in over my head and that there is no way it would be ready this holiday season
I have long been a cross-stitcher and recently finished a few needlepoints which I actually enjoyed more with the feel of the heavier canvas and full coverage. But I have noticed there is almost no market for pattern charts for needlepoint, only canvases with obviously are much more expensive! I’m used to just going on etsy and buying a PDF cross stitch pattern for around $3-6.
Does anyone have any insight as to why this has come to be standard in needlepoint? Sometimes I see designs that I love but am disappointed to find they are painted canvases, not patterns that I can recreate at home.
I'm setting up my needlepoint nook and I'm trying to figure out storage for my threads that are all currently in a bunch of bags in a closet. Ideally I can find a nice piece of furniture almost like an apothecary dresser with small drawers for them but I don't think I have the budget for that right now.
I'm looking for inspiration! Can you share your storage pics?
Thanks to those who helped me with the stitch for Santa’s coat. I think he turned out pretty cute!
I am restarting needlepoint and looking at kits. Most of the kits use cotton. I am use to fuzzy thread, not sure if it was acrylic or wool. Are people happy with cotton?
Any suggestions on framing? I inherited the canvas and did the stitching myself (my first one!) but I'm not sure on how it should be framed or what it might be used for.