I promised I’d answer these today. Don’t forget to add your answers to the original post.
How long have you been doing needlepoint?
>> Almost 40 years, since 1970.
Do you consider yourself a beginning, intermediate, or advanced stitcher?
>> Most likely advanced, although there are many techniques I avoid doing.
Do you do other kinds of needlework?
>> Nope, just needlepoint, although I have done many others in the past.
What kind of needlepoint projects do you do most often?
>> It seems like mostly I stitch models, but when I stitch for myself, I love Bargello, and needlepoint influenced by quilt design.
What is your dream needlepoint project?
>> My dream needlepoint is sort of like my dream car, something I’d love but will never get. It’s a set of Bargello seats for dining room chairs. Not only wouldn’t I have the time or energy to do them, they wouldn’t go with my Oriental dining room. But I’ve wanted some since I was 17.
What kind of features would you like to see on this site?
>> If I can think of them, or you want them, I’ll add them.
What would you like to see less of?
>> Ditto here.
What kind of projects would you like to see on this site?
>> I’m hoping to get some small projects up soon.
What types of thread do you use most often?
>> It goes in spurts, since I’m addicted to all things thread. But right now I am loving Crescent Colors’ Belle Soie and Floss.
What types of designs do you prefer (geometric, floral, holiday, etc.)?
>> geometric, especially those derived from quilts.
What other forms of needlepoint (bargello, petit point, blackwork, etc) do you do?
>> Yes, I’ll do almost anything, except petit point. I can’t use a magnifier because of eye problems and I can’t see the canvas.
What is(are) your favorite needlepoint book?
My favorite stitch dictionary is The Needlepoint Book, I have two copies. My favorite book of all-time is Elsa William’s Bargello. But I’ve made more projects from Needlepoint from Great American Quilts than from any other book.
Who is your favorite needlepoint designer?
I work with lots of designers, and love them all. But I would say that the person who is most like me is Kelly Clark. We may have been born at different times, in different states, but it’s like we were separated at birth.
Who is your favorite needlepoint teacher?
There are too many to name.