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The 5 Minute Needlepoint Blog

Needlepoint Blocking Board Recommendations

Needlepoint Blocking Board Recommendations

You've stitched it. Now you need to block it. What should you use for a needlepoint blocking board?

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Best Lamps and Lights for Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

Best Lamps and Lights for Needlepoint and Cross Stitch

What is the perfect needlepoint light? What is the best lamp for cross stitching? How do you get set up so you can see your needlework in any situation - daytime, nighttime, hotel rooms, and when you're on the go?

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Needlepoint Stitches For Sky - Three Fab Ideas

Needlepoint Stitches For Sky - Three Fab Ideas

What are good needlepoint stitches for sky? Check out these three great needlepoint sky stitches that can be used in any type of weather.

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3 Must-Know Needlepoint Tips

3 Must-Know Needlepoint Tips

Three needlepoint tips every stitcher should know, from a needlepoint expert and teacher.

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Three Little-Known Needlepoint Stitches For Small Spaces

Three Little-Known Needlepoint Stitches For Small Spaces

Do you struggle to find decorative needlepoint stitches to fit in small spaces? We show you three little-known ideas for needlepoint stitches that will get you out of a tight spot!

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How To Do A Perfect Needlepoint Basketweave Stitch

How To Do A Perfect Needlepoint Basketweave Stitch

Needlepoint basketweave stitch is a must-learn stitch for beautiful needlepoint results. We show you how to create the perfect needlepoint basketweave stitch.

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Amazon Prime Needlepoint Kits That Are So Funny

Amazon Prime Needlepoint Kits That Are So Funny

Do you like the convenience of shopping Amazon Prime? Now you can get high quality needlepoint kits on Amazon using your Prime Membership.

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Needlepoint Variegated Thread Tips

Needlepoint Variegated Thread Tips

How and where to use variegated threads in needlepoint to get a great result. Choose the best thread and stitch for the area you are stitching, and have fun and confidence doing it.

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How To Work Needlepoint Basketweave Stitch Around Shapes

How To Work Needlepoint Basketweave Stitch Around Shapes

Bring the needlepoint basketweave stitch into real life and learn how to work around the shapes and motifs on your canvas.

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Three Go-Anywhere Needlepoint Background Stitches

Three Go-Anywhere Needlepoint Background Stitches

Do you think of needlepoint backgrounds like the sky in a jigsaw puzzle? They can seem like a lot of same-same when you just want the project to be finished so you can start another one.

Here are three versatile needlepoint background stitches - or filler stitches - that go anywhere. They will transform the large spaces on your needlepoint canvas from "meh" to "yeah"!

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Needlepoint Stretcher Bars - Do I Need Them?

Needlepoint Stretcher Bars - Do I Need Them?

Think of stretcher bars like a good bra - there are occasions when you can get by without one, but overall you'll appreciate the support it provides!

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