DIY Needlepoint Design IV: Let’s go to the video tape

Erin's favorite needle magnet

Erin’s favorite needle magnet

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As we patiently wait for delivery of our work materials, I thought we might take a moment to view a charming instructional video by Susan Sturgeon Roberts on the subject of transferring a design to a needlepoint canvas.

Susan’s vid has all the qualities you look for in an instructional vid:  it’s simple, clear, informative and… doesn’t drone on for hours. 

You can view it here.

McGrath Coat of Arms

As Susan points out, there are several options to consider when tracing  your design.  For my coat of arms, I’m going to go with the old-fashioned pencil option, but I might also try one of the other tracing techniques (maybe the purple vanishing ink one) on a different piece of canvas and compare.

Thanks for the vid, Susan!

You might want to take the time to browse through the rest of Susan’s site, if you have a few minutes:  it is comprehensive, and well worth the time you spend there.

Time it took to watch the video: 


Next:  Where pencil finally meets canvas

Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016.


About Erin

Owner of Needlepoint Land, LLC. Professional in the field for more than 15 years, during which I have managed and/or worked with various high-end needlepoint shops. I enjoy teaching both beginners and advanced stitchers, and have created numerous stitch guides, with speciality thread selections, for in-store customers and private clients. I maintain contact with an extensive network of needlepoint vendors, custom artists, and, most importantly, reliable, high-quality finishers. I look forward to hearing your comments on my blog!

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