Along with being a whiz at instructions, Debbie Rowley of DebBee’s Designs, loves to explore different threads. That’s great for those who have access to many threads, but for many stitchers it can be a problem, usually because they can’t find these threads.
In a recent post on her blog, Debbie explains how she comes to design. For her thread texture is the important thing. Color less so. In fact, she encourages stitchers to make her designs their own by picking unique colorways. Her charted needlepoint designs include materials to make it easy for stitchers to keep track of their choices.
To help stitchers with substitutions, she has created a Conversions page. The conversions here are not the kind you get when you run numbers through a conversion program; they are done by hand. IN addition to the conversions, she also includes notes about similar but not exact conversions.
I’m looking forward to seeing more.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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