Sunday, September 13, 2009

Needlepoint Now Sep/Oct Issue

The new issue of Needlepoint Now has been mailed. I have received mine, if you haven't received yours it should arrive soon.

In case there are any of you out there who were waiting for the last installment of my Bargello series, it isn't there and it won't be. The editor of Needlepoint Now decided that it is "too hard of a concept to print only" and did not run it. She feels it needs to be a class, not just written instruction. I do not agree, but it is her magazine.

I hope that sometime in the next year or two I will be able to put together even more Bargello techniques, including the missing chapter, into an online class. I will keep you posted here.


Oriana said...

Liz, I greatly regret not being able to follow your lessons Bargello Needlepoint Now magazine, I am a subscriber Italian and every two months waiting with great anxiety to see your beautiful pieces. Always follow your blog and find it exceptional, I would love to have contact with you, if this is also like my mail to you is this, I also have a web album shot, this is the address so you can see what I work.

mail address is

ciao from Italy

Love to Stitch 99 said...


I have not yet received my magazine and I am a greatly surprised to hear the editor of Needlepoint Now magazine saying that it is "too hard of a concept to print only". It looks like this magazine's editor has not a very
high opinion of its readers.

It appears to me anyway that the new editor has just made a big booboo here. I, for one, was following your bargello articles very closely and I am not happy to find out that I won't be able to see the last installment, not happy at all :-(

It just does not make any sense at all to stop a series midway, mostly when there is only one last installment to print.

They say when one door closes, another one opens. I think that lots of us would love to see you sell your lovely pieces as charts and would be eager to purchase them.

Pierrette =^..^=

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I, too, was aghast at the omission of your bargello, as I thought it really added a great touch of class and interest to this magazine. I looked forward to it, and I agree with Pierrette - I think the readers are more intelligent than that. I got my advance copy last week, so have had extra time to be upset. I'm not happy about the new addition, either, as I believe it lowers the standard.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I am sorry to hear this, Liz. Your articles always seemed to have clear instructions to me. I also believe in challenges in NP, at least occasionally.

I hope you are able to publish the last lesson elsewhere or that the editor of NP Now changes her mind.

Jane, sending hugs from CH

BFromM said...

I was looking forward to your last installment. I've found your instructions to be very clear. It's a little insulting to think that it's too hard for readers to understand.

Anne Stradal said...

I haven't received the current issue of NN yet, but I'm sorry you won't be there, Liz. I always found your explanations clear and concise, your writing style enjoyable, and the photos that illustrated your amazing work breathtaking. A great loss for the readers of this publication, but please don't hide your light under a bushel. Perhaps another place, another time....

Anonymous said...

I hate to admit, but I did not notice the missing bargellos article, perhaps because I have not started it yet.

I do think Elizabeth is doing a great job with needlepoint now, but agree that some advanced (as she thinks the bargello is) is needed to keep things balanced, lots of variety and a chance for folks to grow in thier stitching. Maybe a note to this effect to the editor is warranted. At the very least the completion of the series.

Just my humble opinion and hope we see the conclusion some how!

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NCPat said...

Liz, I too am disappointed that I will not see the last installment! Please do keep us posted on this. You do great designs and your instructions are always clear and easy to follow.

Donna said...

I am very disappointed with this decision and plan on writing to Elizabeth to let her know that I am disappointed.