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General how-to hints for making your own designs for crewel, cross-stitch and needlepoint. Includes tips on tracing a design and a look at fabrics or canvas, needles, thread or yarn, hoops and frames, and stitching.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1975 (v.53#2) pg. 18

Patterns for eight wild flowers: Black-eyed Susan, Gilia, Violet, Clover, Dandelion, Bachelor's Button, California Poppy, and Hepatica. Instructions included for incorporating them into an embroidered pillow, a needlepoint pillow, a machine-appliqued pillow, a crib-sized quilt, a quick point rug, a punch needle rug, a crewel throw and a needlepoint mirror frame.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1977 (v.55#2) pg. 64, 69, 185

How to reproduce your child's artwork in needlepoint. Gives instructions for preparing pattern for needlepointing.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1978 (v.56#1) pg. 90, 138

How to design your own needlework.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1978 (v.56#4) pg. 194

Needlepoint wall hanging, rug and pillows. Sixteen squares with patterns for beets, zucchini, squash, lettuce, beans, carrots, tomatoes, potato, corn, watermelon, pumpkin, radish, onion, sunflower, and a basket of vegetables.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1979 (v.57#8) pg. 73, 116

Quickpoint sampler features flower patterns.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1982 (v.60#5) pg. 102

Long-stitch needlepoint. "Basket of flowers" pattern furnished for pillows, footstool top, rug and screen. A portion of the design can be worked in miniature on hardanger cloth as the bib of an apron. Iron-on transfers and preprinted designs can be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1986 (v.64#5) pg. 32

Home Cookin' needlepoint panel with heart and apple pie motifs is designed to be glued to a hanging breadboard.
CRAFTS May 1991 (v.14#5) pg. 68, 45

Circular gingerbread motif to needlepoint and edge with lace is designed to embellish a cookie tin.
CRAFTS Dec 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 42, 47

Needlepoint version of an Amish quilt design is worked in Smyrna Cross stitch.
CRAFTS Sep 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 54, 55

Trivet insert is needlepointed using the four-way Bargello stitch in three shades of plum.
CRAFTS Dec 1993 (v.16#12) pg. 76, 41

Fruit basket calendar. Plastic canvas needlepoint pattern is used to decorate and support a wall-hung calendar.
CRAFTS Jan 1994 (v.17#1) pg. 72, 41

How to locate and reproduce exotic designs as creative needle art.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #81 Jun 1981 (v.7#9) pg. 24

A taste for tapestry. Colored pattern for needlepointing coasters and a footstool cover is based on the Waverly "Edison" fabric design.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.21#5) pg. 52

Patterns and instructions for three-dimensional needlework. Designs include an abstract, a turtle, a frog, and mulberry leaves with a silkworm. Some of the texture on the surfaces is created by latch hooking.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1975 (v.5#9) pg. 41

Needlepoint pattern in a thunderbird design created by Jim Cook.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1976 (v.6#8) pg. 68

How to work a houndstooth pattern in needlepoint.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1976 (v.6#9) pg. 27

A collection of butterfly projects to make. Includes a butterfly needlepoint miniature. Butterfly patterns included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 60

How to make a cherry garden needlepoint for the top of a small square box. Pattern and instructions included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1977 (v.8#7) pg. 32, 51

Wooden serving tray has an inset panel of needlepoint with three wildflowers. Patterns furnished for Tickseed Coreopsis, Orange Milkwort, and Sundrops wildflowers to needlepoint.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1979 (v.10#5) pg. 48

Stylized tulip design worked in needlepoint.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1980 (v.11#4) pg. 36

Chair cushion to needlepoint features a blackface sheep against a blue and white checkered background.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1990 (v.21#4) pg. 64

Quilt motif patterns to needlepoint. Patterns for Rose of Sharon, Lotus, Basket and Whig's Defeat furnished.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1978 (v.23#1) pg. 108, 178, 196

Silhouette miniatures to needlepoint are worked with embroidery floss on a 20-mesh canvas. Patterns for a boy rolling a hoop and a girl playing with a dollhouse are furnished.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 102

Missouri Puzzle and Bear Paw quilt blocks are adapted to needlepoint and worked on 6-mesh canvas.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.23#3) pg. 104, 194

Geometric needlepoint designs to frame or use as pillow tops. Three Sol Kent designs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 110, 182

Quilted needlepoint. Two motifs to work: Iris and Bamboo.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 112, 118

Round Oriental motif needlepoint.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1981 (v.26#4) pg. 102, 138

Flowery Pennsylvania Dutch Valentine with girl and boy holding hands is worked in needlepoint. Can be framed or used as a pillow top.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.27#1) pg. 65, 120

Hearts-and-flowers needlepoint panel.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.27#1) pg. 68, 122

Colorful duck decoy patterns are used to decorate pillows, make stuffed animals, or make quilted wall hangings.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jul-Aug 1983 (v.28#4) pg. 80

"Crazypoint" needlepoint that looks like crazyquilt designs. Includes instructions for: (1) Photo album cover, (2) padded picture frame, (3) pincushion, and (4) velvet vest with front panels of crazypoint.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1985 (v.30#1) pg. 76, 102

"Fruit Crate" needlepoint. Charted designs for three needlepoint re-creations of fruit packers' labels of yesteryear: "Currants," "Fresh Blackberries" and "Fruits of California." Can be used as pillow fronts or framed as pictures.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1987 (v.32#1) pg. 74, 100

Eight-pointed star quilt patch (square) worked in long-stitch needlepoint.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1989 (v.34#5) pg. 48, 82

A course in cotton floss needlepoint. Includes five patterns and instructions for making an eyeglass case.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1979 (v.2#4) pg. 14, 50

Needlepoint hummingbirds. Patterns for two panels.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Sep-Oct 1979 (v.2#5) pg. 13, 43

Three needlepoint designs mimic the Micmac Indian designs used in porcupine quillwork.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jul-Aug 1982 (v.5#4) pg. 9, 32, 40

Mirror-image needlepoint border.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #95 Jan-Feb 1990 (v.16#5) pg. 3

Star motif (7"x7") is a needlepoint interpretation of a basic quilt-block pattern. Stitches include double Leviathan and diamond eyelet.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #95 Jan-Feb 1990 (v.16#5) pg. 32, 27

Four-color geometric border pattern.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #96 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.16#6) pg. 2

"Aurora Borealis" circular needlepoint design. Textural columns are created by the use of novelty threads, by changing the number of canvas threads a stitch pattern covers, and by the use of overlays. Twenty-eight different stitches are used.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #96 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.16#6) pg. 4, Cover
Correction NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #97 May-Jun 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 31

Floral border design.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #97 May-Jun 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 2

A Peace rose motif to work in bargello.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #97 May-Jun 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 8, Back cover
Correction NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #105 Sep-Oct 1991 (v.18#3) pg. 31

"Forest Flower" needlepoint motif features stylized flowers and leaves worked in tent, mosaic, gobelin and four-sided box stitches in a wide range of bold colors.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #97 May-Jun 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 10, Cover

A circular needlepoint motif of a springtime mountain landscape. Incorporates basketweave, continental, feather, and lazy daisy stitches.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #97 May-Jun 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 24

Needlepoint border with medallion motifs.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #98 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.17#2) pg. 3

"Pink Lady," a needlepoint picture of a Milk and Wine Lily (a Crinum). Piece is worked in basketweave and continental stitches. Finished size is 14" square.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #98 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.17#2) pg. 4, Cover

Bargello needlepoint border with a motif of interlocking diamonds in three sizes.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #99 Sep-Oct 1990 (v.17#3) pg. 3

"Falling Leaves" motif to work on the front panel of a jacket or vest made from a commercial pattern.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #99 Sep-Oct 1990 (v.17#3) pg. 20, 30, Back cover

Circular needlepoint project (16" diameter) incorporates four repetitious cross motifs, one in each quadrant, which are divided by a central cross that is offset at the center.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #99 Sep-Oct 1990 (v.17#3) pg. 26

"Snowflake" needlepoint border. Includes instructions for using one snowflake motif to make a 4"-square pincushion.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #100 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.17#4) pg. 12, 3

Designing needlepoint for a special use. Techniques for design and canvas sizes, transferring images, creating the design, color and yarn selection and outlining the design on canvas.
THREADS #19 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 40

A look at hand-tinted, multishaded pattern charts for cross-stitch or needlepoint, especially those created in Berlin (Germany) between the 1830s and 1860s. Includes technique for transposing the design onto canvas. Five floral Berlin charts are reproduced with the article.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 68

Techniques for transferring knitting or needlepoint designs to a grid or canvas.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 12

Starburst stitchery. A geometric pattern to work in needlepoint using long stitches on a 12-mesh canvas. Can be framed and hung or used as a pillow top.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 24 1979 (v.42#9) pg. 14, 168