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Alice Hall: Needle and Thread Tension

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Today’s blog, written by Alice Hall for BeStitched Needlepoint, is about needles and thread tension. Needles: While there are many types of needles, in needlepoint we use “Tapestry Needles”. A tapestry needle has a blunt end, this allows the needle to go smoothly through the canvas without catching the canvas or threads.  There are two thoughts on what size needle to use on which canvas size. 1st thought…the needle should take the thread through the canvas without disturbing the canvas mesh.  The recommended size needles are as follows: 14 mesh canvas - size 20 tapestry needle 18 mesh canvas - size...

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September 2011 Newsletter

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View September 2011 Newsletter  

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MORE Video Tips from Our Class with Barbara Elmore

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Check out these amazing tips from Barbara Elmore.

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NOW I LAY MY THREADS AND RIBBONS....LAYING TOOL VIDEO DEMOS

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A laying tool is a device that is used to assist the stitcher in managing their threads to lay flat and smooth. Laying tools can have many shapes and may be made of many materials.  They can be simple and practical or beautifully ornate. Materials and Uses: Wooden laying tools are very popular.  A sharp wooden laying tool can be used as a stiletto or awl to expand a hole in your canvas for working an eyelet stitch or for stitching with wider ribbon.  Working with silk ribbons will send you seeking a more rounded tip. Metal laying tools are...

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Video Tips from Our Class with Barbara Elmore

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