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Not Your Grandma's Needlepoint

Taking a recommendation from my new Facebook (Needlepoint) friends, last Friday I visited The Edwardian Needle located at 390 Fairfield Road,  Fairfield, New Jersey 07004. Okay this is going to sound hokey but I felt like Norm on Cheers when I opened the door! 104 more words

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Did I Mention Noah's Beard?

Don’t think I mentioned this last night but I tried looped turkey work. If you look closely the beard is kind of cute. Progress is slow. 9 more words

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Love over Tecnique

Okay so this is done with love for sure. The technique is not great. After a 20+year layoff my skills are rusty for sure. It wasn’t until I took pictures that I could see the stitching mistakes. 58 more words

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18 Mesh Canvas ......?

Love this little canvas but 18 mesh is really tough to do. Especially the dark colors. I have had to frog and redo a few rows already. 89 more words

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Rita's Needlepoint Store, Manhattan

I had to leave my New Jersey home to take care of some banking business for  a family member. I had to go to a bank on Lexington Avenue and guess what, one block down and across the street there is a needlepoint store. 106 more words

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Thirty Year Old Needlepoint

This is one of the first needlepoints that I completed. I had it framed but there is no glass covering it since I was told that the glass would cause the fiber to disintegrate sooner. 55 more words

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My First Handpainted Canvas

Well it’s far from perfect but this is my first attempt at hand painting a canvas. The drawing is kind of crude but I figure once it is covered with thread it won’t look too bad. 67 more words

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