Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let's See What is in the Tip Jar

My tip jar isn't full of money--it's full of cool ideas from across the Internet from my stitching friends.   Tip number one is from Pepita.  Renee tells us a neat shortcut that will save time if you are stitching a challah cover.  I think it'll work nicely for any sort of pillow, too, especially if your canvas is too narrow to cover the front of a pillow.

Sue has been researching ideas for needle-blended skies for her lighthouse project, using Anne Stradal's blog.  Anne specializes in beautiful skies for her needlepoint lighthouse designs.

Finally, Robin King went into overdrive to find the perfect background ideas for this Charley Harper piece.  She already had the perfect stitcher in Penny B.  Don't you just love how it turned out?!

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  1. I absolutely love the needle-blended skies. I've attempted shadingbefore & it never came out quite right - always too 'blocky'. Now, I know how to do it better. Thanks to Jane, Sue & Anne.

  2. Excellent! Anne is really good at this and very generous in sharing the colors she uses for various skies. Have fun....