Category Archives: Threads

How to choose the rigth threads for your canvas

Maria’s visit



It was so nice of Maria to come by Needlepoint Land today, despite having to deal with the unfinished state of the store, as well as a South Florida afternoon summer thunderstorm!

Here she is standing in the middle of Needlepoint Land holding a Christmas stocking canvas and talking threads.

© Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016


Jody’s Mandala




Some time ago, Jody from Oklahoma bought the Wheel of Time Mandala from Needlepoint Land. I suggested that she use Vineyard Silks for her project, and asked Jody to keep me updated on her progress.

I just received this beautiful photo from the current results of her stitching.

Jody initially had this to say about the colors I had suggested:

Erin, I received the mandala today and it is beautiful, perfect! The threads are beautiful, too, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful.  Thank you so much for doing this for me. I can’t wait to get started! . I’ll keep in touch. Jody.

As you can see, she has now completed the first two inner levels of the mandala and  is really loving this project.

Here’s a pic from an earlier post that shows the colors I recommended:

Jody’s experience gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction, and ultimately is why I am in this business in the first place.

© Erin McGrath and, 2012 – 2016