Author: napaneedle | Date: June 1, 2010 | Please Comment!

There can be a bewildering array of choices for many last names. Be as specific as you can about the plaid you want. I will email you with questions and to confirm your choice of tartan. Your custom tartan will be charted and ready in about two weeks. The cost is for the charting service, [...]

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Looking for a plaid for a special person or occasion? Why not create a unique stitched plaid, based on any name, word or date. Just specify what you want for the horizontal and vertical directions, the colors you want and whether you want needlepoint or cross stitch. Your custom plaid will be charted and ready [...]

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I offer classes in stitched plaids in three formats. Birthday Plaid Cyberclass – $20. This class will be offered as an email class in February 2011. The three lesson class covers both needlepoint and cross stitch. It creates a birthday plaid square that can be used for a tote bag or box insert. The class [...]

Author: napaneedle | Date: May 31, 2010 | Please Comment!

Napa Needlepoint has a growing collection of pre-charted tartans for needlepoint or cross stitch. They are charted in full color with separate charts for horizontal and vertical stripes as well as a completed plaid chart, seen above, as a reference. Complete stitching instructions for your choice of techniques and a thread list are included. These [...]

Author: napaneedle | Date: May 28, 2010 | Please Comment!

Every time I stitch or design a birthday plaid, I am excited all over again. This gift is about as unique as you can get. You can make them for anyone of any age and for any occasion. The template for the mini-sock is included in the project, but I have also made boxtops, wallets, [...]