Sep 7, 2011

The Cat's Out of the Bag...

September/October 2011 Issue of Needlepoint Now
...and the magazines are in the mail.  My complimentary copies of the September/October 2011 issue of Needlepoint Now arrived yesterday and guess what's inside?

Yes, Temple of 1000 Cranes is one of the featured canvases!  My stitch guide for this piece is included so you can stitch this beautiful Leigh Designs fantasy pagoda. Or if you are stitching one of the other seven in the set, crib ideas from my pagoda for yours.  Haven't seen these yet?  Here's the link to Leigh's website.

I still sell the full guide (my version is 22 pages while NP Now managed to squeeze everything into 4 since we omitted a lot of photos and the essay on light coverage stitching) but most folks will want to pick up a copy of the magazine since that will be cheaper than buying the guide.  You will want a copy of this issue anyway since there are guides by Robin King (a darling owl ornament for Halloween), a charted patriotic apple by Susan Chaleff, Amy Wolfson (whom you know as AmyBear) charts her first wonderful design--Dan'l Webster frog, Shirley White charts an elegant Christmas ball, Debroah Forney does a geometric pattern based on Chinese ethnic patterns, Debbie Stiehler does a Chinese coin purse that has a fabulous background pattern perfect for Asian-themed pieces, and the legendary Susan Portra does a guide for the cover canvas.  Oh, and Laura Perin contributes the first step in a small three part pattern that is old gold and purple with touches of other harvest colors.  Then there are the regular articles on new products, how to use common stitches in unusual ways and how to use them to build a complex design, and of course The Spinister Stitcher makes an appearance.  It's just a wonderful issue and I am thrilled to be included.

I've kept this secret since last January.  How is that possible?!



  1. Spreading your wings? Good for you . It is hard for all of us who key into your blog first thing in the morning to accept that there are those who have nothing to do with computers , and are clueless about what you have to offer. As a reader of Needlepoint Now, I'll see you there.

  2. Margaret, ANG has maybe 8,000 members and a survey that TNNA did 2-3 years ago estimates that there are 75,000 needlepointers in the U.S. Those statistics tell me there are a great many folks who are not online or connected to other needlepoiners in any other way. Shocking! But we tend to forget we are in the minority.

  3. Congratulations Jane! I'll be waiting for my copy with keen anticipation. As the only needlepointer I know in my entire town, I would be lost without the online community. Thank you and everyone else who blogs and maintains these fabulous stitching websites. Cheers, RobinG in Indiana.

  4. How wonderful for you! Congratulations on being published

  5. Congratulations Jane - You are a terrific stitcher and stitch designer and have a lot to offer to the readers of Needlepoint Now!

  6. Thank you, Peggi. It is fun to see it all in print and gratifying to be in such a great issue.

  7. Thank you all very much. Robin, you are in my situation. I am the only needlepointer in my whole county as far as I know although there's one counted thread person and two ladies who can needlepoint but don't. (No free time and poor eyesight.) What would we do without computers!?!