Monday, May 21, 2018

New Source for Backing Boards--Who Knew - 5/21/18

May 21, 2018--A member of Delaware's Seashore Chapter of ANG introduced us to a type of backing board she uses when "finishing" her needlepoint into ornaments and the like.   It's relatively thin (24 point board weight), making it easy to cut with scissors or a rotary blade; is certified acid free; and conveniently sized at 8.5" x 11" (each sheet is large enough to cut front and back of two ornaments).  There are 100 boards per package and it's reasonably priced (found mine on

Of course, its original purpose is for use as backing to comic books and similarly sized magazines.  Who knew.

Thanks Linda C. for sharing this information.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Floral Ribbons - Updated 5/20/18

May 20, 2018--This is now "finished" as a hanging ornament.  The cording was made with 1/8" ribbons on my Kumihimo disk.  The lettering sewn on the back fabric turned out a little crooked.  Next time I'll baste a straight line on the fabric as a guide for the letters.  Still learning how to "finish".  All in all, it's cute.

Floral Ribbons Finished Front
Floral Ribbons Finished Back

November 7, 2017--Just completed the stitching of a Delaware's Seashore Chapter project led by Pat vdA taken from the March 2009 issue of NeedlePointers Magazine.  It's a pretty Laura Perrin design and I love needlepointed ribbons.

However, the canvas is too dark for the blue threads used, so it's not easy to see where one ribbon ends and another begins.  I'll just make this a quick hang-up piece and display it in my "throne room".  LOL.

Floral Ribbons Completed