I am new to needlepointing and decided to needle point a Texas flag for my girlfriend's birthday. I have the red and white done, but am stuck because I can't figure out how to make the star in the blue. All the advice for making a star online is for even pointed stars. Does anyone have any advice or tips on making a five point star like the one on the flag?
Any help would be greatly appreciated because I have been stuck for a while and want to give it to her. Thanks!
I love this hobby and try to make practical pieces w present-day designs. I finish my own projects bc im too cheap to pay yet MORE money. Anyone paint/trace their own canvases? Want to share your experiences and methods? Im not a confident artist....TIA
I got some canvas in a bag of Aida cloth and was wondering what type of thread you use for needlepoint, would yarn or embroidery floss work, or is the a specific type of thread needed? Also curious what could needlepoint be used for. I’m a crocheter/ new embroiderer who is trying to pick up cross stitch. I’m on PWD and have way too much time on my hands so handy crafts help eat my time up.
My father owned a needlepoint shop and he unfortunately passed away a few months ago. I have been left with HUNDREDS of needle point canvasses along with an ungodly amount of wool yarn. Does anyone know how I could sell these items in bulk? My mother needs her garage back!
I’m currently doing a square piece that measures 14.25” by 14.25”. (It’s the Magpies pattern from Beth Russell’s Arts & Crafts Needlepoint.) I have a frame that measures about 12” by 19”, though of course I can’t work right up to the frame. Fabric is held in place with clips that snap into a notch in the frame.
Any suggestions for protecting the completed areas once I need to put them under the clips? I’ve mastered protecting cross stitch, but needlepoint is much heavier and I fear that the strong clips will damage it.
My first needlepoint! Was done in time to give as an Xmas gift, but I just found this subreddit and had to share :) The bear looks like a zombie and I can spot a million other mistakes, but here I am bragging 3 months later...