EVERYTHING FAMILY &
"Mother of Family Ideas"
Written by Luanne Torblaa
Illustrated by Kas Winters
Soft Cover, 16
8 1/2" x
11", Saddle stitched
shipped within 24 hours
If you like Cross
Stitch, you will love Needleweaving!
is a traditional stitching art, also known as
"chicken scratch". The technique uses embroidery
floss on gingham fabric to create intricate designs that
almost look like lace. If you like to cross stitch, you'll
The designs can also be worked on dotted Swiss or printed
dot patterns by using the dots as a guide instead of the
gingham squares. Needleweaving has over a dozen designs and
instructions that are easy-to-follow.
Order yours today and start stitchin'.
Includes 10 patterns and instructions.
ornament made by needleweaving.
About the Author
Lu has been in love with needlecrafts since
childhood. As a young adult she worked in fabric stores and
made many of her own clothes.
Needleweaving was written in 1982 and has been
Today, Luanne lives in the Atlanta,
Georgia area where she sews everything from ski outfits to the
easy stuff. She is a wiz at machine embroidery and recently
said her motto is, "If it doesn't move, embroider
Luanne has two daughters
and is a sister of Kas Winters of Everything Family. (We said this is a
Knots to You
Ever get a
bundle of knots when you try to separate 6 ply embroidery
floss or 3 ply yarn? Tightly grab hold of the entire cut piece
of yarn or floss and then separate a single piece (1 ply).
Pull it straight out while holding tightly to the remaining
pieces. If you want to stitch with 3 ply floss, put three
individual pieces back together and thread them through the
with yarn, do you ever get a mouth full of fuzz when trying to
thread a needle? Cut a piece of paper about one inch long and
tall enough so that it will fit through the eye of the needle.
Fold it in half so that it is 1/2" long. Place the end of
the yarn in the fold and thread the fold of the paper through the eye
of the needle. No more fuzz!