Posts Tagged ‘needlework’

Black and White and Red All Over

What’s black and white and red all over? A newspaper? A penguin with sunburn? An embarrassed zebra? Not today: today it’s awesome projects that are black and white and red. I found some great ones, so buckle up! Now, it’s possible I’m biased because one of my favorite Craftster projects was done by my daughter, […]

Spotlight on: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. So to help bring awareness to breast cancer, let’s paint the town pink! With crafts of course. Ever wonder what a breast cancer cell looks like? craftydame created this pillow of a breast cancer cell using needlework. She calls this work of art Deceptive Beauty, which certainly does name […]

Spotlight on: Stumpwork

Needlework has so many different techniques to use in your stitching. You can even create 3D effects by using the stumpwork style. Stumpwork is an embroidery technique that originated in the mid-1600 to 1700’s, in England. This type of embroidery uses attached, pre-stitched pieces of embroidery, raised stitches, and even stuffed areas to create impressive […]

Spotlight on: Crayon Tinting

Crayons have been used in all types of art and craft projects through time. The wax colored stick known to us as the crayon, has dated back as early as the Egyptians. They used beeswax with pigment for encaustic art on stone. Today we will be checking out the technique of using crayons to tint […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Charlotte Bailey

A few years back at The Festival of Quilts, one of the outstanding pieces, in my humble opinion, was this epic quilt of Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, by Charlotte Bailey. Charlotte is a Foundation Degree Graduate of the Royal School of Needlework and is using her top class skills to explore contemporary subject […]

July 17, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! A poodle moth! by petskin The Frozen Sturgeon […]

As Seen on TV: OPRAH!

In honor of a show taping that I may or may not have attended this week (oh confidentiality agreements)… I thought I’d share one of beelisty‘s fabulous cross-stitch creations: Oprah! There really aren’t any other Oprah crafts (besides the Oprah sock monkey!) so instead I’ll point you in the direction of beelisty’s other threads, many […]

Book Introduction: A Rainbow of Stitches

A Rainbow of Stitches features over 1,000 patterns for embroidery and cross stitch, arranged in color themes. Each color corresponds to a style (Green: bright, fresh, lively. Pink: sweet yet chic. Blue: timeless delights. White: a touch of elegance.). This provides for a variety of styles and themes, making this a great book for holiday […]