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Back and Neck Injury: shoulder,neck pain with headaches, siatic nerve pain, gentle chiropractic
siatic nerve pain, gentle chiropractic, whiplash injuries: Hi Tracy, Actually, you probably only have two things wrong. A subluxated rib between the shoulder blades and a slipped L5/S1 disc. Finding a DC that has flexion/distraction tables is key. Icing it down will get the inflammation out, don t use heat! ...

Back and Neck Injury: shoulder and neck pain, shoulder and neck pain, nerve irritation
shoulder and neck pain, nerve irritation, muscle spasm: It s difficult to give a precise answer without any kind of exam, and even thou you gave me all of his symptoms, it s still a little vague without a proper exam in person. It does sound like he has some type of nerve irritation in his neck causing the arm...

Back and Neck Injury: back/shoulder pain, fatal car accident, strength tylenol
fatal car accident, strength tylenol, lower back pain: Without a proper exam I can t give you an exact answer, but you could have subluxed a rib, put it out of place . I would seek a chiropractic evaluation and treatment. We are able to treat such symptoms you are describing without drugs or surgery. They...

Back and Neck Injury: shoulder pain and hip pain, crackling sound, orthopedic doctor
crackling sound, orthopedic doctor, body manipulation: An orthopedic doctor is the correct term for a specialist of the shoulder, hip, or any other kind of bone. It sounds like you ve seen one already. At this point, I might consider seeing an osteopath, a doctor that has general practice training but specializes...

Back and Neck Injury: shoulder pain, chiropractor doctors, right shoulder pain
chiropractor doctors, right shoulder pain, mid forties: Maybe you didn t visit the right chiropractor. Doctors are like mechanics, you have to see how they work to know if you are going to like them, and if you don t like them, you have to look for another that will do what you ask them to do. Not all chiropractors...

Back and Neck Injury: shoulder problem, practice sports, shoulder problem
practice sports, shoulder problem, left shoulder: The reason I suggest chiropractic so much is because it is effective treatment for most every problem, and without surgery or harmful drug treatment long-term. Without a proper exam I can not tell you exactly what is wrong with your shoulder, but it does...

Back and Neck Injury: left shoulder tendon injury, sudden stress, tendon injury
sudden stress, tendon injury, cortozone: Mark: Thanks for writing! I went to your website, very nice! My son in building a Nova. The solution to your problem does not reguire drugs or surgery. It is a mechanical thing, like a bent frame on a car. When you caught the weight with your left...

Back and Neck Injury: left shoulder, soft tissue structures, nerve conduction
soft tissue structures, nerve conduction, neck and shoulder pain: Hi Shannon, It may be indirectly related but not directly related. T12 has nothing to do with your arm strength. The trauma you received fracturing T12 certainly could effect surrounding soft tissue structures and subtly effected bone alignment. You...

Back and Neck Injury: side neck/throat pain, nicole cunningham, strange pain
nicole cunningham, strange pain, throat area: Nicole: Thanks for writing! This is strange. The only thing I can think of is that a bone in your neck is positioned so that the nerves cannot do what they are trying to do and so it builds up a nerve energy there at the blockage. The laying down position...

Back and Neck Injury: small annular tears and injections, gentle technique, st paul minnesota
gentle technique, st paul minnesota, steroid injections: It is difficult to give you a solid answer without seeing you myself, but injection are ok if they are working, it will take down the inflammation, but don t over use them, it could cause further damage. I am biased, but I also know what works, and chiropractic...

Back and Neck Injury: somatics, somatic exercises, spinal muscles
somatic exercises, spinal muscles, muscle contractions: Dear Russ, Bones go where muscles pull them. Stretching and chiropractic can trigger rebound spasms and interfere with the self-teaching benefits somatic exercises; massage therapy can provide partial and temporary relief, with very slow improvement...

Back and Neck Injury: son has neck pain, muscle spasm, lawrence gold
muscle spasm, lawrence gold, college gym: Hi, Mia. I think your son provoked a muscle spasm from improper workout technique. Three weeks with his current approach to weight training won t help; I believe he ll have the same problem, again. I d have him read the articles on weight training and...

Back and Neck Injury: soon-to-be massage therapist doing internship needs help to work on regular client with neck injury, upper traps, bulging disks
upper traps, bulging disks, active release technique: Shandi: Thanks for writing! The bulging disc in his neck indicater his entire spinal cord is under a lot of compression. Both ends of the spinal cord are moving toward the middle. When the pain goes into the shoulders, it is generally a tough situation....

Back and Neck Injury: soremess in upper arm, upper arm muscles, anti inflammatory drugs
upper arm muscles, anti inflammatory drugs, muscle strains: Dear Karen, This sounds like your ordinary run of the mill overuse injury. You have created a significant increase of workload on the arms with the repetitive motion of using the snippers. These types of injuries are usually just muscle strains with a...

Back and Neck Injury: back spasms, flexion distraction, morbidity rates
flexion distraction, morbidity rates, back spasms: Hi Brienne, It sounds like it was brought on after the epidural which means it is possible arachnoiditis. This is why you NEVER get an epidural. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/arachnoiditis/arachnoiditis.htm After they are soon criminalized,...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal compression, orthopaedic surgeon, nerve root
orthopaedic surgeon, nerve root, rehabilatation: Hello, ALAN. My name is: TOM. An INJURY To the Spinal cord is always serious! BUT! With the right Orthopaedic Surgeon, And The right Pain Managemaent Doctors, You will have the right combination of good health, And good Rehabilatation! It is always a...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal cord injury, lawrence gold, lightning bolt
lawrence gold, lightning bolt, spinal cord injury: Dear Michael, If your paralysis went away, then you didn t injure your spinal cord. You probably had a pinched nerve, commonly due to the same cause as bulging (swelled) discs -- muscular tension in the muscles of your back. Please see articles at somatics.com/page4.htm...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal cord injury, lightning bolt, spinal cord injury
lightning bolt, spinal cord injury, spinal cord: Michael: Thanks for writing! You do not say how old your body is or what you have done during the three years since the injury. The disc you injured is very likely at L5- S1, that is the lowest disc in the spine. What have you heard about chiropractic?...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal cord, curvature of the spine, long periods of time
curvature of the spine, long periods of time, bad posture: Dear Kristy, It s not the curvature the causes the pain, but the muscular actions that cause the curvature. Muscles, themselves, get sore and sometimes trap nerves. The answer is to improve your control of those muscles to the point of being able to...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal decompression, spinal decompression, spinal stenosis
spinal decompression, spinal stenosis, drx9000: I have heard of the DRX machine but I have not experienced it in action, nor have I talk to any patients that have used it. It all depends on the severity of your condition on whether it will work or not, 4 ruptured discs and spinal stenosis can have varying...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal fusion, low back pain, spinal fusion
low back pain, spinal fusion, mechanical causes: No Theo, Your career is fine, the method by which you approach your low back treatment options is not. Surgery is only indicated in a small percentage of low back problems. Do you have MRI results? There is a solid cure for 95% of low back pain caused...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal fusion, work capability, spinal cord injury
work capability, spinal cord injury, spinal fusion: Every spinal cord injury is different and it s really impossible for anyone to give you a reliable answer through the internet since there is no way to see X-ray films, MRI results, or your medical record. Having said that, I recommend asking your physician...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal injury causing migraines, wellbutrin xl, constant headaches
wellbutrin xl, constant headaches, headache clinic: The is a specific type of chiropractic that will help. I am a member of a group of chiropractors that specialize in cranial work, getting the cranial bone to move and help transport the cerebral spinal fluid throughout the spine. It is difficult to describe...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal mri;s, mri table, spinal mri
mri table, spinal mri, brain stem: Definitely ask your neurologist, that is what they are supposed to do, explain things that are unclear to us. I am not exactly sure what it was, but my GUESS is that, 1)it was a shield to protect against radiation, just like a normal xray, and/or 2)it was...

Back and Neck Injury: spinal stenosis - Chronic severe pain, base of my skull, metal implants
base of my skull, metal implants, tension headaches: Hi Laura, Why this comes as a revelation of disappointment to your neurosurgeon is beyond me. In my entire career I would be lucky to count on one hand favorable clinical outcomes from neck or low back surgery. These procedures routinely create more problems...

Back and Neck Injury: spine problems, upper extremity pain, barium swallow
upper extremity pain, barium swallow, sternomastoid muscle: HI Peggy, The CT head was suggested to rule out concussion, that is not an issue now that I have a more complete history. It is clear the Atlas needs to be looked at, this is the top bone (vertebrae) in the neck. Any instability here will cause all your...

Back and Neck Injury: spondylolisthesis, central disc protrusion, spinal fusion surgery
central disc protrusion, spinal fusion surgery, muscular contractions: Hello, Nicole, Displacement of vertebral alignment, as in spondylolisthesis, commonly results from mechanical (muscular) stresses on the spinal column, as do disc protrusion and degeneration. A more conservative and highly reliable approach than irreversible...

Back and Neck Injury: sports injury, chronic back pain, l5 s1
chronic back pain, l5 s1, chiropractic training: Dear Heather, At 26 you are way too young to be having these chronic issues, but you seem to have tried everything out there short of prolotherpy and surgery. Although you have obviously tried multiple approaches without longstanding results, your initial...

Back and Neck Injury: squeeking or creaking in head., st paul minnesota, head massage
st paul minnesota, head massage, accurate explanation: Sorry, but without a proper exam I can not give you an accurate explanation. There are a couple of things it could be. I don t know what Dr. you went to, but I am guessing it wasn t a chiropractor. A joint could be rubbing together, whether it is your...

Back and Neck Injury: stable c1 fracture, c1 fracture, yoga classes
c1 fracture, yoga classes, neck brace: I can t give you an exact answer on when the pain will alleviate. Everyone heals differently. Anti-inflammatories will be your friend for a while. Calcium by itself is no good, but mixed with magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and other minerals it can help keep...

Back and Neck Injury: stenosis and bulging disc, neuroforaminal stenosis, normal cervical lordosis
neuroforaminal stenosis, normal cervical lordosis, posterior longitudinal ligament: Hi Shelia, I think the right Chiropractor can help you. Only 40% of lichened D.C. s will be able to treat this since it requires specialized equipment. I suggest finding a certified one from the list in the link I provided you. This technique works extremely...

Back and Neck Injury: still having neck pain, muscular contraction, nerve impingement
muscular contraction, nerve impingement, lawrence gold: Hi, James. Surgeries typically provoke a reflexive muscular reaction to the pain of the surgical wound (called Trauma Reflex); muscles get tight and generate pain. In addition, the condition that required the surgery to begin with may be just that same...

Back and Neck Injury: back strain, those bones, st paul minnesota
those bones, st paul minnesota, stomach area: It might be more than just muscles that are injured. The muscles attach to bones, and if those bones are misaligned the muscles will spasm, such as what you have going on. Without a proper exam I m only guessing to what your specific problem is, but I treat...

Back and Neck Injury: strained muscle, left breast, strained muscle
left breast, strained muscle, ergonomic solutions: Hi, Tanya, You ve just described how tension patterns form: repetitive use in poor position. We become how we live. The ribs go back-to-front. Tension in the back is communicated to the front to hold the rib in place (prevent rotation). There s...

Back and Neck Injury: strained muscle inside ribcage (back), clinical somatic education, muscular contractions
clinical somatic education, muscular contractions, displaced rib: Deborah, Could be (and sounds like) a displaced rib head, probably pulled out of position by muscular contractions characteristic of your work or way of working. Chiropractic can produce temporary relief. Clinical somatic education would probably be...

Back and Neck Injury: back stuff, dejarnette, strain injuries
dejarnette, strain injuries, technic: Al: Thanks for writing! This technic is Sacro Occipital Technic, developed over a lifetime by Dr. Major Bertrand DeJarnette, D.C., D.O. I have used it for 30 years and it is very effective. To use it yourself, please send me your location and I will...

Back and Neck Injury: no subject, neural foramen, muscular contractions
neural foramen, muscular contractions, disc bulge: Dear Mylo, The disc bulge is only one aspect of the problem and not the cause, to begin with. Being crooked is a sign that you have muscular contractions that affect your posture as a whole and that cause overcompression of the disc in question by pulling...

Back and Neck Injury: subluxated rib, further confusion, durnin
further confusion, durnin, medical profession: Hi Sultan, That could mean he is either a DC,MD or DO. I suspect a DO since he adjusted your back. If it still bothers you after exercise, get another opinion. It might have been something transient and self limiting like a muscle spasm. These are usually...

Back and Neck Injury: sudden neck and shoulder pain, upper cervical spine, neck and shoulder pain
upper cervical spine, neck and shoulder pain, muscular contractions: Dear Carrie, Your complaint is a frequent one showing up in chiropractic offices, and is sometimes called torticolis or wryneck. Most of the time this is really nothing more than muscular contractions in response to prolonged abnormal sleeping positions...

Back and Neck Injury: sudden numbness in arm and hand, numbness in arm, pins and needles
numbness in arm, pins and needles, numbness in arm and hand: Catherine, there could be many reasons for these symptoms, even the smallest of incidents, such as slipping and catching yourself before you fall, or the main cause that I see that most people don t realize is called repetitive trauma, over use of the affect...

Back and Neck Injury: sudden severe headaches, severe headaches, cervical spine
severe headaches, cervical spine, biomechanical problems: Yes it does Rira, Towel traction done by a DC will reduce the herniations without surgery and the headaches should be gone in a couple weeks or less, Check around to local Chiropractor s until you find one that utilizes TT and you should have this decompressed...

Back and Neck Injury: sudden shoulder cramp, best guess, left hand side
best guess, left hand side, foot path: My best guess agrees with yours. It seems that you have jarred something as a result of your drop. If the pain continues, I recommend that you see your physician to make certain that there is no major damage. Thank you for your question, Mark. I hope...

Back and Neck Injury: sudden shoulder cramp, forward head posture, nerve irritation
forward head posture, nerve irritation, muscular tightness: Dear Mark, This doesn t sound like much to me...are you having any significant pain with the cramping? If this problem has just come on suddenly and you have no idea of how or why to explain it other than a jolt from stepping of a trial/footpath, then...

Back and Neck Injury: syatica, relfex responce, pinched nerve, etiological agents
pinched nerve, etiological agents, google: Sorry Dom, unless you want to spend 13 years in college understanding the nervous system to the point where your a neurologist, I can only tell you how to Google such a thing since there are an infinite amount of potential causes of no reflexes (areflexia)....

Back and Neck Injury: synovial cyst, L4-5, lumbar lamenectomey, therapeutic ultrasound, r lateral
therapeutic ultrasound, r lateral, synovial cyst: Thanks Dave for your kind words! Just follow the pre-op instructions, no food and little drink 12 hrs before surgery. Since this is just a small incision with no vital tissue removal, returning to normal activities of daily living should be enough. ...

Back and Neck Injury: T11-T12 injury, disc herniation, pins and needles
disc herniation, pins and needles, stretch reflex: Hi, Jackie, Therapists have a tendency to think in terms of categories of diagnosis that align with the trends of medical diagnosis. Something as simple as a reflexive contraction of muscles typically gets overlooked -- but it is the most common reaction...

Back and Neck Injury: T12/L1 fracture, groin pain, lawrence gold
groin pain, lawrence gold, tight muscles: Hi, Milton, There is a universal response to injury: we tighten up in muscles related to the injured area. In this case, your back and buttock muscles appear to have gone into spasm (creating the burning sensation and loss of mobility). I d suggest...

Back and Neck Injury: Tenderness to touch of neck., swollen lymph gland, food intake
swollen lymph gland, food intake, larynx: Rebekah: Thanks for writing! This could be a swollen lymph gland or a thryoid situation. Are you getting enough iodine and water in your food intake? These would be the first things to check. If you go to the medical doctor for an exam. they will...

Back and Neck Injury: Tests negative????, whiplash injuries, lawrence gold
whiplash injuries, lawrence gold, neck muscles: Dear Charlene, It s common for muscles to go into contraction from a blow. You hit your head and your neck muscles are in contraction, from the sound of your symptoms. The neck muscles don t end in the neck, but go down the back. Please see the article...

Back and Neck Injury: THECAL SAC, thecal sac, spinal cord compression
thecal sac, spinal cord compression, gentle chiropractic: Hi Malanie, The thecal sac is a membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and circulates cerebral spinal fluid. Compression results in pain since this structure is highly innervated with pain receptors. Further compression results in direct spinal cord compression...

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic back pain, stiff neck and shoulders, hand cutters, stiff neck and shoulders
hand cutters, stiff neck and shoulders, nerve injuries: Without a proper exam I can t give you an exact answer, but what you are explaining to me is totally treatable. First, stop the hot baths. Some of your problem is inflammation, and heat brings more inflammation. You need to ice the areas that are sore and...

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic Spine Fracture, fractured vertebrae, invasive surgical procedures
fractured vertebrae, invasive surgical procedures, compression fracture: Dear Hanna, Vertebroplasty is a common procedure used to correct for compression fracture of the vertebra. The procedure involves placing a small needle into the crushed bone, and cement is injected into the bone to secure it. Several crushed bones can...

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic spine injury, right arm pain, disk herniation
right arm pain, disk herniation, brachial plexus injury: Dear Ellen, First of all, I hope you have an attorney involved with this case to protect you and your husbands interests concerning ongoing care and any future pain/problems. you also need to make sure that everything that happens with medical and chiropractic...

Back and Neck Injury: Thoracic spine injury, poor blood supply, disk herniation
poor blood supply, disk herniation, therapeutic ultrasound: Ellen, You should not be getting adjustments since you are traumatizing the tear in the annulus. You want to minimize activity but keep moving. Just do things that don t hurt. The most important and only things you should be doing is the supplement therapy,...

Back and Neck Injury: Thorasic pain, frequent urination, waist area
frequent urination, waist area, arthiritis: Maria: Thanks for writing! I regret that you are having this pain. This pain is being caused by a twisting of your entire body, starting at the feet and going all the way up to your ears! The whole thing has to be straightened out. Only a good...

Back and Neck Injury: Thorasic Spine, butt cheecks, opposing muscle groups
butt cheecks, opposing muscle groups, spinal curvature: Hi, Louie, I m sorry to hear of your suffering. The key to understanding your condition has to do with what causes disc bulges: tight spine muscles. They pull the vertebra together. They also affect spinal curvature, so that opposing muscle groups...

Back and Neck Injury: Thoratic Back pain T5, extremity symptoms, numbness in the arms
extremity symptoms, numbness in the arms, thoracic region: Possible cause for the thoracic and rib pain can be costochondritis. If conservative care (spinal manipulation and joint mobilization) does not provide long term relief, you may want to consider getting a cortisone injection if it is indeed costochondritis....

Back and Neck Injury: Throat tension, throat muscles, adams apple
throat muscles, adams apple, charlie horse: Kevin: Thanks for writing! This description bring up more questions than it does answers. What doctors have you seen for this? Any sign of a tumour? How is your water intake daily? Do you smoke or use other drugs? How is your energy? ...

Back and Neck Injury: Throbbing Neck Pain, tension headaches, throbbing neck pain
tension headaches, throbbing neck pain, finding a doctor: Without a proper exam I m only speculating, but I don t believe it is anything life threatening. What it sounds like to me is a strained, inflamed muscle. Why it is there requires further examination, but it could be due to the way you sleep (pillow), the...

Back and Neck Injury: Throbbing pain in upper neck, resting pulse rate, cervical curve
resting pulse rate, cervical curve, cervical vertebrae: Hi Darren, You relay a good history but I need a few more things answered before making any recommendations. 1) Do you have any nausea, blurred vision, headaches, loss of coordination? 2) Age/weight 3) Blood pressure/resting pulse rate if available,...

Back and Neck Injury: Tightness and clicking, pinched nerve, muscle imbalance
pinched nerve, muscle imbalance, hi mike: Hi Mike, It sounds like you re a perfect candidate for Chiropractic care. I wouldn t hesitate to see one, your, tightness , may be caused from muscle imbalance, subluxation or a pinched nerve, all of which can be easily corrected in a few visits by a D.C....

Back and Neck Injury: Tingling Face, nerve conduction test, clinical somatic education
nerve conduction test, clinical somatic education, muscular contractions: Dear Tera, The symptoms you describe are typical of contracted neck muscles. What s frightening to people is that they don t know how to correct the problem; however, it is easily correctable by the methods of clinical somatic education (not chiropractic,...

Back and Neck Injury: Tingling in lower back, butt cheeks, tingling sensation
butt cheeks, tingling sensation, pound computer: Although I am not a physician, the symptoms that you describe could be sciatica. It sounds like you have strained some muscles during the lifting and they are tightening in response. This can cause the vertebra of the back to be pulled a nerves to be pinched...

Back and Neck Injury: Tingling sensation in middle back, muscle cramp, tingling sensation
muscle cramp, tingling sensation, magnesium sulfate: Tom: Thanks for writing! A tingling sensation indicates a nerve. Did you get hit there or twist in such a way as to dislocate a rib? This can stretch a nerve and make it tingle. Or the tingling could be caused by your back bone being displaced in such...

Back and Neck Injury: TMJ problems and MRI scan, torn ligament, absolute god
torn ligament, absolute god, tmj problems: Jeff: I hope this answer is not too late, I have been at a seminar on this subject for the last 4 days. I doubt if the dentist or medical doctor is looking for how the jawbone fits to the earbone, they are not ususally aware of the need for a proper...

Back and Neck Injury: Trachea popping in neck, lawrence gold, neck muscles
lawrence gold, neck muscles, xrays: Yes, sounds like your daughter has some overtight neck muscles, the discomfort of which is prompting her to pop her neck. Chiropractic cannot help, as the problem is muscular. I offer a couple of options: Take her to a somatics practitioner, who can...

Back and Neck Injury: Trampoline Injury, whiplash injuries, lawrence gold
whiplash injuries, lawrence gold, neck muscles: Will, They re right about one thing: it involves your musculature. But I think they re wrong about another: that there s damage. I think your neck muscles are in spasm, that s all. Read the article on whiplash injuries, which is relevant, at...

Back and Neck Injury: Trampoline use and prior neck injury, vertebral levels, disk material
vertebral levels, disk material, compressive loading: Dear Carla, This is a sensitive issue...the actual mechanism of compression is not good for either you or your husband. The ACDF while securing the vertebral levels and the disk is still subject to compressive loading, which will be increased with jumping....

Back and Neck Injury: Trapped nerve?, pins and needles, nerve damage
pins and needles, nerve damage, left shoulder: Without a proper exam, I am just speculating. First, were they xrays or MRI taken to determine nerve damage or involvement? I say that because of the loss of use in certain areas of the arm, that makes me think nerve damage. Also I would suggest a chiropractor,...

Back and Neck Injury: Treatment for L4-5 and L5-S1, facet arthrosis, bilateral foraminal narrowing
facet arthrosis, bilateral foraminal narrowing, l5 s1: Carolyn: What treatment you will need: That depends on what you choose to do. If you choose to work on the root causes of this problem, get good chiropractic adjustments and do some exercises, that should be all of the treatment needed How long will...

Back and Neck Injury: Can't get a proper diagnosis, facet joints, refined carbs
facet joints, refined carbs, pins and needles: Dear Ross, Well a few things to consider. You have got to have some inflammation in the tissue even if it does not show up on the blood tests, and it may just be generated by your dietary intake alone. Heat makes it worse, carbohydrates make it worse,...

Back and Neck Injury: tension/pain in the lower part of the skull, chronic neck pain, urgent medical attention
chronic neck pain, urgent medical attention, durnin: Hi Eliza, I can only advise you to avoid postural positions that aggravate your neck. Only a Chiropractor can properly treat these problems, seeing one shouldn t take more than a few hours. Normally you can get same day appointments and get it corrected...

Back and Neck Injury: terrible sciatic pain, lifting weights, tennis match
lifting weights, tennis match, competitive tennis: I can not give you a precise answer without performing my own exam, and it is also difficult without the MRI/CT results, but yes chiropractic can help. It sounds to me you have one of 2 things, 1)a disc bulge causing nerve irritation, or 2)muscle spasms causing...

Back and Neck Injury: I think I hurt my back, please help, degenerative disks, machine motion
degenerative disks, machine motion, chiropractic examination: Sharon: Thanks for writing! It is almost impossible to injure yourself doing the maneuver you describe but it sound like you were able to do the impossible. I suspect your ligaments are also getting weak. Is your estrogen high? This would weaken ligaments...

Back and Neck Injury: i think ive done serious dammage to my back, spine care, direstion
spine care, direstion, kness: Dear Mark, thank you for the question. It sounds like you pinched a nerve in your neck. When a lot of pressure is applied to the spine the discs bulge out to the opposite direstion and can get stuck . When the disc hits a nerve, it will cause pain to run...

Back and Neck Injury: thoracic back injury/pain, left arm pain, lumbar vertebra
left arm pain, lumbar vertebra, disc bulge: Hi Tia, You need a cervical (neck) MRI, I suspect a disc bulge or herniation there as well. Both disc problems are easily rectified with flexion/distraction tables and towel traction. If you Google flexion/distraction, it will explain the procedure and...

Back and Neck Injury: thoracic pain, gall bladder, thoracic area
gall bladder, thoracic area, sternum: Spencer: Thanks for writing! Yes, this can be a terrible pain, as you have discovered. And Tylenol and Advil do nothing but make it worse in the long run. That is true since T4 and T5 are associated with the stomach and gall bladder and those drugs make...

Back and Neck Injury: thoracic back and rib injury, deep tissue massage, intercostal muscles
deep tissue massage, intercostal muscles, slipping rib syndrome: Dear Jack, If the doctor and the physiotherapist both agree that the ribs are stable/secure, I doubt that you have slipping rib syndrome. However, Slipping Rib Syndrome may be caused by hypermobility of the anterior end of the costal cartilage, located...

Back and Neck Injury: thoracic spine fracture, flare ups, unstable fractures
flare ups, unstable fractures, intercostal muscles: Mainly, those nerves just run along the ribs and control those intercostal muscles. Some of those nerve do have some organ control, T6 going to the pancreas, T7 to the spleen, and T8 to the liver. Does this mean those organs will quit working? NO. But it...

Back and Neck Injury: thorasic & lumbar MRI results, bilateral facet arthropathy, diffuse disc bulge
bilateral facet arthropathy, diffuse disc bulge, st paul minnesota: I can not give you specific answers, there is some possibility that the pain is coming from these MRI findings. There are a lot of nerves that could have been irritated. There could be some other underlying issues though. I am a member of a group of chiropractors...

Back and Neck Injury: thorasic/neck/shoulder pain, brachial plexus injury, numb pinky finger
brachial plexus injury, numb pinky finger, nerve test: Dear Jason, Your therapists have, in my view, identified the situation: ... shifted vertabrae due to muscles acting like a fusion to stop the bones from moving. Contracted muscles produce the whole range of effects, except for the CSF leak, which results...

Back and Neck Injury: thorasic pain, grand mal seizure, brain juice
grand mal seizure, brain juice, x rays: Cassie: Thanks for writing! This is indeed a serious condition. Since you are having Grand Mal (Big and Bad) seizures, there is a problem with the drainage from the brain. The brain juice and blood is backing up in your skull. The MRI will show things...

Back and Neck Injury: Back of throat, bony protrusion, tonsil area
bony protrusion, tonsil area, chiroweb: Hi Kevin, The good news is it probably isn t malignant since it hurts on palpation, the bad news is it s not normal. A Z-pack should knock it out in a few days. It sounds like oral pharyngitis. Looking at the tonsils, are there white spotss on them? If...

Back and Neck Injury: Back tinggling sensations, tingling sensation, good sleep
tingling sensation, good sleep, low iron: Gurvinder: Ok! I understand. This sounds like the pregnancy and delivery stressed and weakened the ligaments which hold your back bone to your hip bone. When this occurs, the foundation for the spine sits crooked and a lot of things, indeed everything,...

Back and Neck Injury: tingling fingers, nerve impingement, somatic educator
nerve impingement, somatic educator, tingling fingers: Mo, Sound like a typical nerve impingement in your neck. If so, tight muscles are involved. You have to train yourself to relax them. While it s impossible to say with absolute certainty, I doubt the problem will go away without deliberate steps on...

Back and Neck Injury: trampoline injury, functional rehab, orthopedic evaluation
functional rehab, orthopedic evaluation, stretching exercises: Dear Paul, Unfortunately I cannot tell you exactly what the problem is without a functional and orthopedic examination of the area of complaint. This is most likely a strain/sprain type of injury, but it should be followed up on. I can tell you this:...

Back and Neck Injury: trapezius/neck pain, neck exercise, neck motion
neck exercise, neck motion, pinched nerve: Trudy: Thanks for writing! I would suggest a neck exercise which goes like this. Seated or standing, hold your face straight up and down, do not tilt the chin down or up. While maintaining this vertical face position, push you face-head straight forward,...

Back and Neck Injury: trapped nerve, kells ireland, tendons ligaments
kells ireland, tendons ligaments, trapped nerve: I don t know of any discs in your shoulder. There are bursa, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that could be inflamed. The reason the pain keep coming back is because you are not fixing the problem. Medicine is usually intended to ease the pain so you don...

Back and Neck Injury: trapped nerves - neck and shoulder, tight neck muscles, trapped nerves
tight neck muscles, trapped nerves, somatic educator: Dear Kathryn, The limitation of chiropractic is that it doesn t restore your ability to relax those tight neck muscles. Manipulation can t do that, only learning can. In other words, you need to improve your control of those muscles to learning/relearning...

Back and Neck Injury: twitching of the kneck, middle ear infections, nerve roots
middle ear infections, nerve roots, nose specialist: Dear Rev, Well all of the medical experts have examined you, run diagnostic tests, and come up with nothing to explain your symptoms, right? Okay, time to try a chiropractic physician. These types of unexplained symptoms can come from altered spinal...

Back and Neck Injury: Understanding an MRI, nerve conduction studies, disc protrusion
nerve conduction studies, disc protrusion, mechanical low back pain: Hi Michael, Surgery is rarely indicated for small herniations like this. There is an effective and proven conservative treatment for most mechanical low back pain causes. There is no doubt that the lower extremity symptoms you have are directly related....

Back and Neck Injury: Undiagnosed problem, rib cage pain, flank pain
rib cage pain, flank pain, right rib cage pain: Kristy, Odd that all your doctors missed the obvious: muscle spasm. It fits your descriptions. A lot attaches there or nearby: abdominal obliques, quadratus lumborum, diaphragm, psoas. A stitch like you describe happens in muscles that are already...

Back and Neck Injury: Undiagnosed problem, rib cage pain, flank pain
rib cage pain, flank pain, right rib cage pain: Kristy: Thanks for writing! It sounds to me like the jumping on the trampoline caused one of the disc --cushions between the bones in your back--to collapse slightly and land on a nerve. This would cause the symtoms you are experiencing. Any good...

Back and Neck Injury: Unxplainable mid-back pain, mid back pain, sciatica pain
mid back pain, sciatica pain, yoga stretch: Dear Carrie, If you see a Hanna somatic educator, a breathing session (which involves free rib movement) would probably be called for before a Trauma Reflex lesson. These terms will make sense to the practitioner. For a list of practitioners, see somatics.com...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper/ Middle back pain., gravitational stress, poor posture
gravitational stress, poor posture, upper torso: Dear Rachel, This does not sound like a disk problem per se, with pain going down the center of the back, it is more likely to be a pulled muscle either in the fibers of the trapezius, the rhomboids, or the erector musculature. However, you could have easily...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper back and neck pain, repetitive motion injury, upper back and neck pain
repetitive motion injury, upper back and neck pain, cat stretches: Andrew: Thanks for writing! I like the fact that you are taking the initiative in creating health in your body and that you are trying to avoid the destructive, short term solutions such as Naprosyn. Pain such as this can be a real drag on life,it...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper back pain after a fall, plain xray, upper back pain
plain xray, upper back pain, st paul minnesota: Without a proper exam, I am just guessing, but there could be some misalignment that will not show up on plain xray, especially in the ribs. There also sounds like there is a lot of muscle injury, kind of like whiplash. PT may help with the muscle issues,...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper back pain, acute liver failure, spine pain
acute liver failure, spine pain, upper spine: Anonymous: Thanks for Writing! Does your name begin with an L? As to the upper spine pain. This could be a lot of things. The most common is an organ malfunction causing the bones and nerves and muscles to get out of balance. Since your Knees are...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper right back pain- diagnosed Myofascial pain, depression meds, ultrasound treatment
depression meds, ultrasound treatment, push ups: Hi, Erik. Here s the bottom line: muscular spasms that produce the type of symptoms you re describing are controlled from the brain level, the brain being the master-control center for the muscular system. Spasms come either from overconditioning or injury,...

Back and Neck Injury: Upper Back/Shoulder/Neck Chronic SEVERE pain, lehigh valley hospital, muscle spasm
lehigh valley hospital, muscle spasm, pharmacy student: Hi AJ, Just because you can t visualize the anatomical aberration on advanced imaging studies, doesn t mean it isn t there. Just like you can t see a headache on any scan, you won t see subtle biomechanical distortions either. We see and treat thousands...

Back and Neck Injury: Urinary Frequency due to back injury?, empty bladder, detrol la
empty bladder, detrol la, l4 l5: Dear Mark, In my opinion, the bladder urgency is most likely related to the previous disk injury. Even though the extruded portion of the disk has been removed, a focal injury to the nerve supply that innervates the smooth muscle of the bladder wall can...

Back and Neck Injury: Urinary frequency, empty bladder, detrol la
empty bladder, detrol la, l4 l5: Hi Mark, The best way to approach this is by elimination. Since most disc herniations don t require surgery or physical therapy, I would start with flexion/distraction. In short order this will either confirm or eliminate the pinched nerve theory. There...

Back and Neck Injury: undiagnosed back injurie, lawrence gold, spasm
lawrence gold, spasm, x ray: Dear Owen, Your doctor has missed the obvious: you have back muscles in spasm, provoked by the sudden movement. You were almost certainly quite tight before that moment, and the incident took you past the point of spasm. The way to end a spasm is to...

Back and Neck Injury: unknown cause of back pain, spine surgeon, chronic back pain
spine surgeon, chronic back pain, reguards: Hello, CINDY. My name is: TOM. I Send your Hubby my deepest reguards. I do know what It is like. For I do have to feel this same way Everyday too! Fortunatly, I get to have mine fused On the 17th, Of july. As for your Hubby! Can you ask him If he remember...

Back and Neck Injury: upper neck pain, spinous process, upper spine
spinous process, upper spine, blunt trauma: Hi Brendon, The blunt trauma received manifests 72 hours post injury at its worst. This means that it will hurt the most 3 days after injury when the natural opiates released by the brain wear off. Negating further discomfort will neccessitate icing the...

Back and Neck Injury: upper back pain after a fall, dislocated rib, upper back pain
dislocated rib, upper back pain, shoulder blade: Kevin: Thanks for writing! This sounds like a rib to me. It is either broken or displaced. If it is broken, it will hurt when you take a deep breath. If it is displaced it will have to be reset. A good chiropracor can reset it for you. Go to www.sorsi.com,...

Back and Neck Injury: upper back pain, involuntary reflex, muscular contractions
involuntary reflex, muscular contractions, lawrence gold: Lou, You might have to wait a long time for it to heal itself. That said, healing is probably not the issue; it sounds like your fall and the pain of that fall caused muscles to go into contraction, as an involuntary reflex. The contraction, alone,...

Back and Neck Injury: upper right back pain, household tasks, shoulder blade
household tasks, shoulder blade, massage therapy: You might have two different conditions going on - one in your neck and another in your lower back, and they may not be related. The symptoms in your right arm may be resulting from a compressed nerve in your neck or upper back (possibly a bulging or herniated...

Back and Neck Injury: upper back right pain, cramped muscles, lawrence gold
cramped muscles, lawrence gold, weight training: Paul, Sounds like you have cramped muscles. The fatigue accounts for the weakeness. You can t stretch out cramped muscles and have them stay free; your conditioning causes them to contract, again. You need to relearn your control of those muscles...

Back and Neck Injury: Vertigo/Cervical disk bulge/Neck pain, neural foramina, cervical spondylosis
neural foramina, cervical spondylosis, chronic dizziness: Dear Shanda, The functional rehab of the neck can be successfully performed by a good physical therapist under the direction of a competent diagnosis, but the structural rehab I had mentioned regarding the cervical curve should only be facilitated under...

Back and Neck Injury: Vertigo & Migraines, maxillary sinus, skull bones
maxillary sinus, skull bones, chiropractic specialist: I am not 100% sure of what the septum pellucidum is, but I looked it up and it sounds like it is a normal variant, meaning not everyone has it, but the ones that do don t have to worry about it. But if it still concerns you, please talk to your neurologist....

Back and Neck Injury: Vertigo, benign positional vertigo, upper cervical spine
benign positional vertigo, upper cervical spine, vertigo dizziness: Dear M.P., Vertigo/dizziness is a complaint that has been documented as a finding after car crashes in the scientific literature. One source stated that 15% of car crash victims will experience vertiginous symptoms and 4% will have associated tinnitis...

Back and Neck Injury: value of injuries, contusion, neurologist
contusion, neurologist, head injury: Terri, You can t. With so new an injury, no knowledge of what state you are in, too little information about your diagnoses, too soon to learn the nature, extent, and duration of your injuries, the nature , extent , duration, and cost of your treatment, and...

Back and Neck Injury: various back problems, thigh numbness, ulnar neuropathy
thigh numbness, ulnar neuropathy, outer thighs: It is certainly a possibility if you carry a tool belt or are over weight, I don t suspect the later given your history. Only a hands on evaluation will tell. As stated earlier, there are a myriad of possibilities at this point and the best equipped to differentially...

Back and Neck Injury: vertebral fractures, vertebral fractures, disc height
vertebral fractures, disc height, pain meds: I m kind of at a loss for words. I would suggest getting a second opinion, go to a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon and see what they say. If they say nothing, you can try a gentle chiropractic technique like SOT. I practice SOT in my office and have...

Back and Neck Injury: Wake Boarding Back Injury, muscular strain, j shawn
muscular strain, j shawn, chiropractic physician: Dear Grant, This doesn t sound like anything more than a moderate muscular strain...the fact that your pain is getting better already is a good sign. For the next few days you need to make sure you do some mild stretching in the morning, mid-day and...

Back and Neck Injury: Wedge compression fracture T5, worse case scenario, compression fracture
worse case scenario, compression fracture, fracture lines: I can t give you a time frame of healing, everyone heals at a different pace, worse case scenario you could have this lingering pain the rest of your life. Pain can come from many different areas. It could be coming from the muscles that have spasmed since...

Back and Neck Injury: "Whiplash"????, trigger point injections, muscular contractions
trigger point injections, muscular contractions, whiplash injuries: Hi, Nikki, Muscle spasms, headaches, and alignment deviations point to one thing they have in common: muscular contractions. Whiplash injuries commonly trigger them as part of a protective reflex. What s going on in your thighs is probably from the...

Back and Neck Injury: Wierd Neck Grinding, history of trauma, weather changes
history of trauma, weather changes, durnin: Hi Matt, I can help; if it grinds, not only pops (which is a big difference) it probably is osteoarthritis(OA). OA is treatable with over the counter supplements. They are usually sold together, glucosamine sulfate and MSM. If you have OA at such...

Back and Neck Injury: waist pain, good body mechanics, waist pain
good body mechanics, waist pain, vacuum cleaner: Good body mechanics uses principles like keeping the weight close to your body as opposed to carrying or lifting something with your body bent or stretched. For things like vacuuming, it s important to step forward as you push because that keeps your back...

Back and Neck Injury: wedge compression l1, compression fracture, st paul minnesota
compression fracture, st paul minnesota, chiropractic treatment: It will improve with time, depending on what is causing the pain, and time could mean 2 months or 20 years. With what you are describing, I believe you have some muscle related problems along with the fracture. I suggest seeking some gentle chiropractic...

Back and Neck Injury: wedge fracture T9 or T6, thoracic vertebrae, boniva
thoracic vertebrae, boniva, hydroxyapatite: Not likely since it has been 6 weeks, I would keep lifting to a minimum, 20lbs or less. Those restrictions are unrealistic for the age of the Fx. At this point, normal activities of normal living need to be re-introduced or atrophy and further bone loss will...

Back and Neck Injury: whiplash, mechanical trauma, nerve system
mechanical trauma, nerve system, standard protocol: Casey: Thanks for writing! The standard protocol for treatment of whiplash is the same as the standard protocol for any body ailment. Find out what is wrong with the patient and fix it. You do not mention your age or physical condition or previous...

Back and Neck Injury: whiplash, e stim, knee jerk reaction
e stim, knee jerk reaction, muscles of the neck: Hi, Casey, I am not an advocate of traction or especially of massage therapy, as neither improves control over ones own muscular tensions. Traction and other stretching can make things worse by triggering the stretch-reflex (seen in the knee-jerk reaction,...

Back and Neck Injury: whiplash, whiplash injury, tingling in hand
whiplash injury, tingling in hand, tense shoulder: Dear Darlene, Sorry to hear your situation. If you were my client, I would be checking your neck for muscular contractions. Your description indicates that I would find them where you re feeling them. There are nerves that exit the neck and go to...

Back and Neck Injury: whiplash, lawrence gold, standard protocol
lawrence gold, standard protocol, muscular control: Hi, Casey, The point is not whether one receives PT, but whether one restores normal muscular control of the muscles in the neck. The shock of an accident provokes a guarding reaction that involves muscles tightening up. No manipulation method can undo...

Back and Neck Injury: I was wondering if throwing..., muscle spasm, lawrence gold
muscle spasm, lawrence gold, pinched nerve: Jeff, You can t throw out a disc; discs are attached to (actually part of and continuous with) neighboring vertebrae. (They re not like poker chips.) Tenseness does cause vertebrae to be pulled too closely together, compressing discs and leading to...

Back and Neck Injury: What's wrong with me?, aerobics class, shoulder blade
aerobics class, shoulder blade, hip bone: Kristy: Thanks for Writing! It is unfortunate that you are caught in this situation, but that is modern day medicine. The proglem with medical tests today is that they look only for pathology or an advanced disease in the body, they do not look at...

Back and Neck Injury: What's wrong with me?, aerobics class, shoulder blade
aerobics class, shoulder blade, hip bone: Kristy, Sounds like you are feeling a very contracted psoas muscle -- contracted and sore. Your iliacus muscle and diaphragm may also be involved. Is your breathing affected? This is the type of thing that goes unrecognized by radiologists and doctors,...

Back and Neck Injury: X-Ray Results, pinched nerve in the neck, cervical curvature
pinched nerve in the neck, cervical curvature, cervical curve: Hi Mr. Gary, Sorry I wasn t able to get back with you immediately but we have severe flooding here in the midwest and in our house. The foraminal encroachment is narrowing of the hole that forms between two neck bones for the nerve to exit the spine....

Back and Neck Injury: how?, muscles and bones, lawrence gold
muscles and bones, lawrence gold, aching legs: Dear Helen, A good massage therapist could check for the tension of your neck muscles -- although massage is not the best approach for getting lasting relief from the tension. Your drawn, aching legs sound like the same kind of problem. I would recommend...

Back and Neck Injury: back, disk herniation, lumbar vertebra
disk herniation, lumbar vertebra, invasive therapies: Although I m not a physician or surgeon, I can tell you that there is a hernia of the disk at the space between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebra. The hernia is located on the to the rear and along the right side of the spinal column. There is also a narrowing...

Back and Neck Injury: What Was Going On?, circles of light, axert
circles of light, axert, back of my neck: I can not give you an exact diagnosis without a proper exam, but it does sound like the muscles were involved. But there could also be some other underlying cause, such as bony misalignment, what we chiropractors call a subluxation. All that is is a inappropriate...

Back and Neck Injury: What Was Going On?, circles of light, axert
circles of light, axert, back of my neck: Amanda, Believe it or not, you experienced a Classic migraine, not the more Common type of migraine. Classic migraines are relatively rare compared to Common Migraines. It sounds like it was brought on by muscle spasm from the base of your neck...

Back and Neck Injury: What Was Going On?, circles of light, axert
circles of light, axert, back of my neck: Dear Amanda, This can easily be explained away as severe muscle tension and anxiety, or it could be much more severe, such as multiple sclerosis symptomatology which is more common in women and can involve transiet pain and eye/vision disturbances. The...

Back and Neck Injury: back, physical examination, pelvis
physical examination, pelvis, swimmer: Although I m not a physician, it sounds as if it is a pulled muscle from your brief description of the symptoms. If the pain persists, I recommend visiting your doctor to find out exactly what is causing the problem. It s truly impossible to tell over...

Back and Neck Injury: back, doing laundry, durnin
doing laundry, durnin, herniated disc: Hi Tiffany, It sounds like a mild herniated L5/S1 herniated disc easily fixed with flexion/distraction. Here is a link.. http://www.coxtechnic.com/ Call around and find a Chiropractor that has F/D tables and expect complete relief in 2 weeks or...

Back and Neck Injury: -------------------------..., intermittent headaches, groin area
intermittent headaches, groin area, blackeyed pea: Hello: Ok! This is a situation which must be investigated. I cannot tell from the way you are feeling what is going on with you. I would suggest you go to www.sorsi.com and www.icak-usa and see if you can find a good chiropractor near you. They could...

Back and Neck Injury: what could this be?, health food store, cartilage damage
health food store, cartilage damage, muscle spasm: Helen: Ok! Glad to be of help. The osteoporosis question is a big one. The Great American Diet is actually too high in Calcium, not to low, as you hear on TV. The excess calcium (milk products)cannot be used by the body because there is not enough...

Back and Neck Injury: what could this be?, somatic educator, lawrence gold
somatic educator, lawrence gold, chest muscles: Dear Helen, The pain is likely muscular tensions between the involved ribs, which go around to the back. Tight muscles get sore and intense soreness is experienced as pain. Deep heat is unlikely to help much, as it is unlikely to bring about the needed...

Back and Neck Injury: back, lawrence gold, muscular control
lawrence gold, muscular control, carers: Dear Vicky, You have contracted back muscles in a state of fixation. Please see the articles on back pain at somatics.com/page4.htm for an understanding and a solution (improve your muscular control to the degree of being able to relax). with regard,...

Back and Neck Injury: back, traditional chiropractic, wasting my time
traditional chiropractic, wasting my time, amazing things: Everybody and every body is different on how they respond to different treatments. I ve heard both good stories and stories that it didn t help at all. I believe you should try it and see how it works for you. To my understanding, it is very expensive compared...

Back and Neck Injury: What to do?, professional computer programmer, fellow volunteer
professional computer programmer, fellow volunteer, vicatin: Michael: Thanks for writing! Yes, I commend you for true grit! You make John Wayne look like a woos. Unfortunaetly, not all chiropractors are equally trained. First of all, how much water do you drink? The disc have a very poor blood supply and...

Back and Neck Injury: back, psoas muscles, lawrence gold
psoas muscles, lawrence gold, stomach area: Dear Tiffany, Sounds like your psoas muscles are in spasm. This is not an injury, but a conditioning problem. As such, healing is not the issue, but rather, gaining enough improved control of those movements and muscles to relax them is the issue. ...

Back and Neck Injury: x-ray results that I dont understand how to read, fracture dislocation, cervical lordosis
fracture dislocation, cervical lordosis, cervical vertebrae: The x-rays simply state there is nothing wrong except that your neck is straight instead of curved. There are some exercises that you can do specifically for this, but it is difficult to explain in words, it is easier to show. My suggestion is to go to a...

Back and Neck Injury: Back, lawrence gold, sore legs
lawrence gold, sore legs, best bet: Hi, Hugh, The thing to check is whether the muscles of your back are very tight and sore. You check this lying down on your belly by reaching back with your hand to feel. If so, there are some things you can do. First, see the articles on back pain...

Needlepoint: 1963 Vogarts Rooster/Hen Stamped/Printed Dresser Scarf cross-stitch, home ec class, filling cabinet
home ec class, filling cabinet, heart break: Hello- I found this one link that seemed to have an active message board with lots of people trading old patterns: http://teresagen.www6.50megs.com/pattern.htm Other than that, take some time to learn more about the internet, try looking on eBay,...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint, insect screen, foot piece
insect screen, foot piece, adequate air: Stefanie, To clean the pieces, you will need to remove them from the frame. As for the best method for cleaning, there are several factors to consider in order to decide on which method to use. The first step could be vacuuming the needlepoint. ...

Needlepoint: erblocking a needlepoint rug, needlepoint shop, allexperts
needlepoint shop, allexperts, rug cleaning: Gwen, Cleaning and reblocking a needlepoint of that size is a huge undertaking. I highly recommend professionals do the work. Do an online search for needlepoint rug cleaning . You will find several services that can provide you with quality results...

Needlepoint: repurposing needlework seat covers, american needlepoint guild, q17
american needlepoint guild, q17, sentimental value: Sarah, What a nice find! There shouldn t be a problem with recycling the seat covers. I was going to suggest you start with cleaning and re-blocking. If you want instructions on cleaning them yourself, I have been referring people to the American...

Needlepoint: staples torn canvas, museum quality piece, torn canvas
museum quality piece, torn canvas, kay davis: Paula, How awful! If this was a museum quality piece, perhaps there is legal recourse you can take to cover the cost of the repairs. Barring that, you can undertake the repairs yourself, but it goes beyond the scope of this forum to provide detailed...

Needlepoint: storing needle point, moth crystals, tube store
moth crystals, tube store, air circulation: Caroline, I would first recommend the rug be cleaned, re-blocked, and dried properly. If you search online for needlepoint rug cleaning you can find several services that will do a good job. Once that is done, or if it is absolutely unnecessary, here...

Needlepoint: 7 point canvas, monks cloth, needlepoint pillow
monks cloth, needlepoint pillow, pillow pattern: Hi Gayle, The main difference between monks cloth and canvas is the stiffness. Canvas is a very stiff, firm type of fabric, where the monks cloth is a softer fabric. If you are going to use it for a chair cover, you would need to use the canvas as it...

Needlepoint: cleaning a needlepoint doorstop, american needlepoint guild, finished canvas
american needlepoint guild, finished canvas, wool yarns: Denise, While the most thorough cleaning would be achieved by removing the needlepoint, there are still a few things to try. I recommend that you check out some cleaning tips available on the American Needlepoint Guild s website: http://needlepoint.org/FAQ/stitching.php#Q17...

Needlepoint: What kind of design is this?, petit point, floral designs
petit point, floral designs, search mode: HI Magda, Petit point is method of stitching, a small stitch. I found this site with floral designs, http://www.bfdesigns.on.ca/FLORALSANDFRUIT.htm http://www.needleartmania.com/?search[terms]=floral&search[mode]=any&x=40&y=6 I did a search...

Needlepoint: petit point, count canvas, thread tension
count canvas, thread tension, blank canvas: Patsy, I m assuming you are using a penelope, or double, canvas. If so, that is the nature of that type of canvas. The 10 count stitches are just going to be larger than the 20 count stitches. It will sort of look like the background is framing the design...

Needlepoint: how many strands of yarn, strands of yarn, count canvas
strands of yarn, count canvas, embroidery thread: Lily, I ll try to answer everything the best I can. If you are using 14 count canvas, two strands of Paternayan would be the right number. Using one strand will probably result in the canvas peeking through. If two strands looks too thick, you might...

Needlepoint: 1786 sampler by Cynthia burr, art class, bartleby
art class, bartleby, c5: HI Teri, I found this picture of the sampler http://www.wsu.edu/~fa308310/fa308/c5.jpg It was found on this site http://www.wsu.edu/~fa308310/fa308/colonial.html Here are sites discussing the word http://www.answers.com/topic/iconography ...

Needlepoint: antq needlpnt WAS chair, now needs repair, kay davis, mary kay
kay davis, mary kay, chair arm: Robin, I was not able to find the auction. I understand what you want to do though. It is possible to weave a new piece of canvas into the area where the canvas was cut away for the arm of the chair. The instructions for doing this are too involved for...

Needlepoint: needlepoint cleaning, american needlepoint guild, textile restoration
american needlepoint guild, textile restoration, restoration expert: Vanessa, The Needlework Doctor is not going to really help in your situation. However, it may not be hopeless; a needlepoint piece of that age is going to need professional help. I recommend you contact the American Needlepoint Guild for assistance...

Needlepoint: needlepoint door stop assembly, whip stitch, blank canvas
whip stitch, blank canvas, thick piece: Amy, I apologize for the delay in responding. I ve been looking for some specific instructions on finishing a brick door stop that I photocopied out of a library book. We recently moved and they are still in a box somewhere. Basically, you want to...

Needlepoint: needlepoint sizing yellow stain, rayon threads, christmas stocking
rayon threads, christmas stocking, pale cream: Elaine, The yellowed sizing should clean out fine without affecting the white threads. Since you are using rayon threads, you will need to have the piece dry cleaned. Try to find a reliable dry cleaner where the cleaning is done on the premises, and ask...

Needlepoint: Christmas needlepoint alphabets, charted christmas alphabets
charted christmas alphabets: HI Kay, I found some christmas alphabets that you should be able to copy to graph paper and make your own chart http://snogirl.snoville.com/Alphabets/CmasAlphaIndex.html http://www.vsccs.com/Printed%20Charts/FS-2008/258-FS.jpg http://www.cyberstitchers.com/PatternLibrary/index.asp?view=ByCategory&_category=Alphabet&_filterField=Category&_perPg=10&_cols=1&navPage=1...

Needlepoint: cleaning framed needlepoint, american needlepoint guild, needlepoints
american needlepoint guild, needlepoints, water spots: Fran, Yes, for the stains you describe, you will need to remove the needlepoint pieces from the frames. There are some great cleaning instructions found at the American Needlepoint Guild s website: http://needlepoint.org/FAQ/stitching.php#Q17 Hope...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint Pillow needs a new 'back', needlepoint, finishing
needlepoint, finishing: Anne, If the pillow just needs the back replaced, most upholsterers should be able to handle that job. If you can t find one locally, you can search online for needlepoint finishing or needlepoint finishing services . Check out the samples of their...

Needlepoint: needlepoint rug finishing, waffle, weave
Needlepoint: needlepoint rug finishing, waffle, weave

Needlepoint: needlepoint rug finishing, american needlepoint guild, kay davis
american needlepoint guild, kay davis, needlepoints: Yvonne, Finishing a needlepoint of that size can be a daunting task. Usually a piece of that size will need to be blocked and resized before finishing. This is beyond the scope of most amateur stitchers. I would highly recommend having a professional...

Needlepoint: Old Needle Points, american needlepoint guild, long beach california
american needlepoint guild, long beach california, needle points: Rich, For appraisals and information on antique needlepoints, I always recommend contacting The American Needlepoint Guild (www.needlepoint.org). They should be able to steer you in the right direction. Hope this helps, Henry Babcock AllExperts...

Needlepoint: petipoint, canvas mesh, petit point
canvas mesh, petit point, gross point: Joy, The term petit point really refers to the size of the canvas mesh. Usually petit point refers to canvas that has a gauge of 18 holes per inch or higher. Larger gauges (16 holes per inch or less) are sometimes referred to as gross point or just...

Needlepoint: Antique Needlepoint Piece, brown areas, springfield massachusetts
brown areas, springfield massachusetts, allexperts: Beverly, I m not clear on whether this is a piece of needlepoint or a piece of cross stitch. I can t make a recommendation on how to proceed until I know which type of needlework you have. Please write back and let me know, and I will be happy to guide...

Needlepoint: appraisal, american needlepoint guild, registered mail
american needlepoint guild, registered mail, safe deposit box: Robin, Here s some info I have seen about appraisals: Some insurance companies consider needlework as art. Others require you to cover it under a rider. Whether you need to consider it as art or you need a separate rider, here s a quick way to calculate...

Needlepoint: Cleaning framed needlepoint, american needlepoint guild, information ranges
american needlepoint guild, information ranges, dust removal: Jayne, For a situation such as yours, there are some great instructions at the American Needlepoint Guild s website: http://needlepoint.org/FAQ/stitching.php#Q17 The information ranges from simple dust removal, all the way up to washing and reblocking...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoin area rug, club soda, rug cleaning
club soda, rug cleaning, allexperts: Howard, For a piece that size, I can only recommend that a professional service perform the work. When you wash a needlepoint piece, of any size, it needs to be reblocked, and reblocking something that size is outside the abilities of the average do-it-yourselfer....

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint, american needlepoint guild, wall clock
american needlepoint guild, wall clock, q17: Anna, How it gets cleaned really depends on how the needlepoint is mounted on/in the clock. If the needlepoint can be removed from any backing that it s attached to, there shouldn t be much of a problem getting it cleaned. If that is the case, The American...

Needlepoint: Mold on my canvas!, bleach solution, white cloth
bleach solution, white cloth, allexperts: Susan, Oh no! Nasty mold! OK You re not too bad off. Your thinking is pretty good; try dabbing at it with a dilute detergent (something mild). Try not to get the canvas too wet; you don t want to wash out too much of the sizing (the stuff that makes...

Needlepoint: joining needlepoint canvases, needlepoint canvases, cross stitches
needlepoint canvases, cross stitches, textured stitch: Karen, There are two ways you can go about joining the canvases together. 1. Over lay raw edges by placing one piece upon another, matching 5-8 threads. Baste together with large Cross Stitches of sewing thread. Stitch the needlepoint threads through...

Needlepoint: Appropriate Stitch for Background, continental stitch, stitch library
continental stitch, stitch library, thanks in advance: Hi Bobbie, You would need to use a stitch that does not distort the canvas. Some stitches cause the canvas to become out of shape, because they slant. Since you enjoy the basketweave stitch,I would continue to use it. To my knowledge, there is no right...

Needlepoint: Appropriate Stitch for Background, mesh canvas, tent stitch
Needlepoint: Appropriate Stitch for Background, mesh canvas, tent stitch, basketweave

Needlepoint: Joining needlepoint squares into a rug, needlepoint rugs, kay davis
needlepoint rugs, kay davis, finished block: Cathy, If the individual pieces are already completed, they should be blocked before joining. For very detailed instructions on creating needlepoint rugs, I recommend The Needlework Doctor by Mary Kay Davis. There s a section in chapter 15 on joining...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint alphabet letters, needlepoint, alphabet
needlepoint, alphabet, lettering: Bobbie, If you do a online search for needlepoint alphabet patterns you will find a few books that cover the topic, as well as a few sites that have patterns and/or pattern generators. However, most of these are limited in number of fonts available....

Needlepoint: Needlepoint picture, needlepoint, appraisal
needlepoint, appraisal: Genevieve, You will need to contact an antique appraiser with knowledge of needlepoints. I recommend that you contact the American Needlepoint Guild (www.needlepoint.org) for a referral to someone in your area that could do the appraisal for you. Hope...

Needlepoint: how do you remove smoke smell, cigarette, odor
cigarette, odor, smell: Barbara, Cigarette odors are pernicious! The first thing you could try is putting the entire bell pull into a plastic garbage bag with baking soda. Close the bag and shake up the pull with the baking soda (like Shake-and-Bake). Let that sit over night....

Needlepoint: running colors on needle point after cleaning, color, dye
color, dye, bleed: Cindy, I m sorry to hear about your needlepoint. Unfortunately, if the piece is dried you probably will not be able to get the color out. You might try asking a very reputable dry cleaner if they can get the red dye out of the white threads, but I...

Needlepoint: bleached spot on needlework, needlepoint, stain
needlepoint, stain, bleach: Kevin, If it was bleached out, the color is gone. If you try to dye the area, you will almost certainly not be able to match the color. Your best bet is to remove the stitching in the bleached out area, and restitch with the closest matching color...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint canvas, needlepoint, NYC
needlepoint, NYC, Erica Wilson: Shanna, I moved from NYC 20 years ago, and never had much contact with any needlepoint people while I lived there. If any, it was mostly to buy threads and blank canvas. Well, good luck with your project. Henry Babcock AllExperts Needlepoint Exper...

Needlepoint: needlepoint belt finishing stitch, finishing, stitch
finishing, stitch, whip: Deborah, I understand what they are talking about, but I will try to elaborate a bit. After you have finished stitching the canvas for the belt, and blocked it if needed, you should trim the canvas down to a half inch all around the stitched area. For...

Needlepoint: needlepoint yardage, needlepoint, calculate
needlepoint, calculate, yardage: Gloria, There are several factors to take into account to precisely calculate how much thread you will need for a given project. The most basic rule of thumb is one yard for every square inch of the project. For more precision, start with a 18 inch...

Needlepoint: plastic canvas, mary maxim, plastic canvas
mary maxim, plastic canvas, canvas size: HI Carol, I did a quick search for artist size plastic canvas , and found that Annie s Attic and Mary Maxim both carry it. IF you multiply the holes per inch times the number of inches listed for the canvas size, you will see that there are more than...

Needlepoint: stained/yellowed needlepoint canvas, cleaning, washing
cleaning, washing, sizing: Sarah, When needlepoint canvas is made, they finish it with a substance like starch to make it kind of stiff; this is called sizing. What has most likely happened is the sizing has aged and turned yellow. You could try washing the canvases lightly with...

Needlepoint: tapestry, needlepoint, value
needlepoint, value, appraisal: Kirstine, You will need to find an appraiser that is familiar with needlepoint. I suggest you contact the American Needlepoint Guild (www.needlepoint.org) for a referral in your area. Hope this helps, Henry Babcock AllExperts Needlepoint Exper...

Needlepoint: cleaning a newly finished needlepoint, cleaning, washing
cleaning, washing, sizing: Maria, I am not familiar with the Tide stain stick, but I would caution against using something that may have strong chemicals or cleaning agents on needlepoint. Ivory soap (powdered) is often recommended for the gentile cleaning needlepoint requires....

Needlepoint: enlarging pattern, lampshade, allexperts
lampshade, allexperts, babcock: Beverly, You might have some luck with taking the book to a copy shop and copying the pattern while enlarging it. You might have to enlarge separate parts of the pattern and then reassemble the parts into the larger pattern. Hope this helps, Henry...

Needlepoint: framing/preservation of antique needlepoint, grand scheme of things, dustcover
Needlepoint: framing/preservation of antique needlepoint, grand scheme of things, dustcover, cotton thread

Needlepoint: framing/preservation of antique needlepoint, needlepoint, framing
needlepoint, framing: Karyl, Hey, that s the first time I ve seen someone send a pic of the piece they are referring to! Great idea! From what I can see in the pic, I have to recommend that the piece be cleaned and reblocked before any framing. If you are the do-it-yourself...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint stitches, needlepoint stitches, continental stitch
needlepoint stitches, continental stitch, needlepoint kit: HI Linda A lot depends on the maker of the kit. Some I have used have more than enough yarn for the design stitch called for and others are short on yarn. I know this is not much help. Here is a site that may be of help. http://spinayarn.com/needlepoint%20tips.htm...

Needlepoint: Crewel vs Tapestry Yarn, needlepoint, crewel
needlepoint, crewel, persian: Sue, You will find wool needlepoint thread comes in 3 types: Crewel, Persian, and Tapestry. Crewel wool is a single strand that is used on smaller gauge canvas. Crewel can be doubled or tripled for use on larger gauge canvas. Persian wool is three...

Needlepoint: needlepoint repair, needlepoint, canvas
needlepoint, canvas, repair: Marcia, Sounds like you have a big project ahead of you. The instructions for repairing the canvas would be too much to answer in this format. I recommend you get a copy of The Needlework Doctor by Mary Kay Davis. She includes detailed instructions...

Needlepoint: How to Make a Rectangle Needlepoint Into a Pillow?, pillow forms, pillow inserts
pillow forms, pillow inserts: Sue Ann, I don t like to buy new filling for pillows. I tend to recycle the fill from old fiber-fill pillows or cushions. I try to find them at thrift stores or garage sales. You can sew the cover for the inner form out of the inner fabric from the pillow...

Needlepoint: 1885 Needlepoint, american needlepoint guild, textile restoration
american needlepoint guild, textile restoration, restoration expert: Peter, For something of that age, I can only recommend that you consult with a textile restoration expert. Try contacting The American Needlepoint Guild to see if they can put you in touch with someone near you: www.needlepoint.org Hope this helps,...

Needlepoint: Musty smell and mildew, handpainted needlepoint canvases, mildew spots
handpainted needlepoint canvases, mildew spots, allexperts: Millie, I apologize for the delay. If the canvases are painted with colorfast paints, dry cleaning them should take care of the problem. If the canvases are not colorfast, You could try setting them out in the sun for a few days (take them in at night),...

Needlepoint: how many strands to use?, count canvas, tent stitch
count canvas, tent stitch, tapestry wool: Morel, Hmm, I have never done a conversion from wool thread to DMC floss before, but I can advise. For a large gauge canvas, like 12 or 10, people usually use a thicker tapestry wool or several strands of persian wool. You ll need to experiment a bit...

Needlepoint: torn canvas, basting stitches, torn canvas
basting stitches, torn canvas, canvas color: Alison, You can carefully unstitch the threads about an inch back all around the damaged area. Then tuck the loose thread under some of the finished work. Get some canvas of the same gauge, and baste a patch of it on the backside behind the damaged...

Needlepoint: Christmas Stocking Discolored, christmas stocking, christmas decorations
christmas stocking, christmas decorations, best bet: Rachel, I m sorry to hear about your stocking. Since the piece has already been finished, I don t think you will be able to correct the problem. After such a long time in storage, the dye that has discolored the white may be set. If this had happened...

Needlepoint: CNYTHIA BURR SAMPLER 1786, american needlepoint guild, antique fabrics
american needlepoint guild, antique fabrics, allexperts: Kathy, You would have to consult with an expert in antique fabrics and textiles to verify the authenticity of the sampler you have. I recommend you contact The American Needlepoint Guild: http://www.needlepoint.org They may be able to put you in...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint finishing, matching pairs, bucilla
matching pairs, bucilla, dining chairs: Sarah, There are a few companies that offer a stitching service. Try searching online for needlepoint stitching service ; you should find several places to compare. As for finding two more pre-worked canvases, try searching online for pre-worked (or,...

Needlepoint: Purchase, dining room chairs, allexperts
dining room chairs, allexperts, babcock: Janie, You are likely only going to find used fully completed needlepoint pieces. If you want all matching pieces for a set of chairs, you will most likely have to get pieces that have the design pre-worked, but the background will need to be completed...

Needlepoint: canvas gauge, blank needlepoint canvas, allexperts
blank needlepoint canvas, allexperts, babcock: Hi Alecia, I believe you are describing penelope canvas. It s the same as regular canvas, but enables stitching in two different gauges on the same canvas. Here are a couple of sites that will explain what it is and how to stitch on it: http://www.stitching.com/npg/penelope.htm...

Needlepoint: Who can finish my counting cross stitch?, needlepoint christmas stockings, needlepoint stocking
needlepoint christmas stockings, needlepoint stocking, counting cross: Katie, Yes, there are companies that offer stitching services. Try searching on the web for needlepoint stitching or needlepoint stitching service . You will find some places that can finish your piece. Hope this helps, Henry Babcock AllExperts...

Needlepoint: Needlepooint brick Cover, cover dimensions, allexperts
cover dimensions, allexperts, babcock: Ann, The standard construction brick is about 8 x 2-5/8 x 3-5/8 . It s best if you find the brick(s) you are going to work with first, then you can adjust the dimensions. I attached a sketch with dimensions for what the stitched area should be. ...

Needlepoint: Can you wash a needlepoint Xmas stocking, french knots, christmas stocking
french knots, christmas stocking, christmas eve: Leilani, Without knowing the materials of the stocking, it s not possible to tell you which cleaning method to use. I recommend you take the stocking to a professional cleaner for advice. You might have to resort to dry cleaning due to mixed materials....

Needlepoint: Auto needlepoint seat cushions, upholstery cleaning service, carpet upholstery
upholstery cleaning service, carpet upholstery, seat cushions: Jude, I am figuring these cushions are upholstered to the seats and cannot be removed for cleaning. If this is the case, it will be difficult to clean yourself. If the materials used are not antique, there should be no problem of the dyes bleeding, and...

Needlepoint: colonial sampler, american needlepoint guild, arcelia
american needlepoint guild, arcelia, allexperts: Arcelia, For something like that, I recommend that you contact The American Needlepoint Guild: www.needlepoint.org They should be able to put you in touch with someone in your area for an appraisal. Hope this helps, Henry Babcock AllExperts...

Needlepoint: Persian Wool, bucilla kit, colored threads
bucilla kit, colored threads, persian wool: Hi Vicki, If it s a Bucilla kit, you should contact them for replacement of mis-colored threads. Bucilla is now owned by Plaid; their website has contact info at the very bottom of the front page: http://www.plaidonline.com/home.asp They should be...

Needlepoint: Portrait of a Fox Hunt, american needlepoint guild, fox hunt
american needlepoint guild, fox hunt, time megan: Megan, There is not enough detail in the photo to tell if it is needlepoint. I would have to see a close-up, or macro, photo in order to give you a definite answer. Almost any decent antique dealer, or experienced stitcher, would be able to confirm upon...

Needlepoint: canvas type, three pillows, needlepoint canvas
three pillows, needlepoint canvas, type question: Judy, If you don t need the varying sizes that penelope allows, just stick with mono. Interlock is more stable that mono, but is more expensive, not as strong, and can wear the wool faster during, and after, stitching. Hope this helps, Henry Babcock...

Needlepoint: Cleaning of Petit Point framed art, cigarette smoke, discolouration
cigarette smoke, discolouration, petit point: Wanda, Good instructions for cleaning the pieces yourself can be found: http://tinyurl.com/cr8rs4 If you prefer to have them professionally cleaned, try searching online for needlepoint cleaning or needlepoint rug cleaning . You can find several...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint purse, american needlepoint guild, search phrases
american needlepoint guild, search phrases, centerville ohio: Annie, While I can t name any specific places, I would recommend you try some online searches for needlepoint finishing , needlepoint cleaning , needlepoint restoration , or other search phrases along those lines. You could also try contacting The...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint restoration, pointed scissors, hideous color
pointed scissors, hideous color, background thread: Sara, You can remove the background stitching yourself. It s not hard, just time consuming. You just need to have some small, pointed scissors. Slip a needlepoint needle beneath stitches on the front and lift them away from the canvas. Cut the threads...

Needlepoint: needlepoint rug, raw canvas, kay davis
raw canvas, kay davis, mary kay: Judy, I apologize for my delay in responding. If the piece is still square you won t need to block it. You could iron it on a low setting to take out any wrinkles. There are a few different ways to finish the back of a rug. You could just miter...

Needlepoint: cross stitch pattern, cross stitch pattern, stitches
cross stitch pattern, stitches: HI Tracey. YOu can use a smaller count cloth to make the pattern larger. you can double the size by doubling the stitches: for every stitch, make one extra across and down, actually you will be making 4 stitches instead of one. that way you will be making...

Needlepoint: needlepoint rug assembly, elizabeth bradley, rugs
Needlepoint: needlepoint rug assembly, elizabeth bradley, rugs

Needlepoint: Insert needlepoint into front of pillow, fabric place, inch border
fabric place, inch border, inch strips: HI Chris This is fairly easy. 1. measure the needlepoint. 2. find the fabric you like for the border. 3. since you want a 4 inch border, cut the fabric into 5 inch strips. 4. sew strips to 2 opposite sides, then the other remaining sides. ...

Needlepoint: needlepoint ornament finishing, christmas tree ornament, kay davis
christmas tree ornament, kay davis, oval shape: Donna, One of the best books detailing every aspect of needlepoint, including finishing projects is The Needlework Doctor by Mary Kay Davis. You could request it from the library, or you can most likely find a copy on eBay or Half.com. For something...

Needlepoint: needlepoint rug assembly, elizabeth bradley, allexperts
elizabeth bradley, allexperts, babcock: Barbara, I m sorry to hear that you are having difficulty finding someone to finish your rug for you. Try searching on the web for needlepoint finishing services , needlepoint rug finishing , or ecclesiastical needlepoint . You should be able to...

Needlepoint: 1899 needlepoint sampler restoration, south salem ny, american needlepoint guild
south salem ny, american needlepoint guild, pennington nj: Gretchen, Professional restoration will be the way to proceed. Even then, I m not sure what they can really do for your situation. Unfortunately, gluing needlework to a permanent backing was the way it was done back in those days. Suggestions for...

Needlepoint: petit point, petit point
petit point: Sue, Petit point, and gross point, refer to the canvas count. Both will fall under the subject of needlepoint. Generally, petit point refers to canvas that has 18 stitches per inch or greater, and gross point has 16 stitches per inch or less. The techniques...

Needlepoint: CLEANING and RESTORATION, american needlepoint guild, northern wyoming
american needlepoint guild, northern wyoming, petit point: Emma, Here s a link to some very good cleaning directions from The American Needlepoint Guild: http://needlepoint.org/FAQ/stitching.php#Q17 Read through both methods of cleaning to decide if this is a project you wish to do yourself. If you prefer...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint Pillow, finished stitches, yarn ends
finished stitches, yarn ends, vertical threads: Dawn, I sincerely apologize for the delay. I too have had the puppy problem with a needlepoint pillow. They re so cute when they are young... ;-) The best approach is going to be removing the fabric back and stuffing of the pillow, or at least...

Needlepoint: needlepoint finishing, needlepoint canvases, kay davis
needlepoint canvases, kay davis, mary kay: Anne, I often refer people to The Needlework Doctor by Mary Kay Davis. It is very detailed, and has pretty good illustrations. I just took a look at Half.com, and they have several copies available in the $2-$5 range. You could also request it from...

Needlepoint: Inexpensive Needlepointing, kay davis, ink pens
kay davis, ink pens, needlepoint patterns: Ellie, To avoid the cost of having your pieces professionally finished, you ll have to do the work yourself. There are lots of great books out there about needlepoint and finishing techniques. Check out your library and local book stores. My most recommended...

Needlepoint: Making a needlepoint rug, canvas suppliers, needlepoint rugs
canvas suppliers, needlepoint rugs, size needles: Helen, Canvas type and gauge are a matter of preference, but I often see people using 10-gauge canvas for large projects like rugs or wall hangings. Needle size will depend on what gauge canvas you choose. I m not a big fan of frames, but I don t really...

Needlepoint: milward needle, sewing box, darning needle
sewing box, darning needle, friends mother: Pauline, I would have to see a picture to be sure, but it sounds like a netting needle. Here are some pictures of netting needles: http://www.mielkesfarm.com/netting.htm If that s not it, please reply with a picture, and I will try to find out what...

Needlepoint: needlepoint belt cleaning, antique rug dealers, oriental rugs
antique rug dealers, oriental rugs, allexperts: Kim, I apologize for the delay. Cleaning a needlepoint that includes leather in it s finishing really limits your choice to getting the belt dry cleaned. Some tips on locating a good dry cleaner for your needlepoint: Find a plant where cleaning...

Needlepoint: re-sizing canvas, spray starch, allexperts
spray starch, allexperts, needlepoint: A, They make special sizing for fabrics, but they are pretty much glorified spray starch. Needlepoint has to be blocked to put the canvas back into shape before it can be sized. Many other fabrics can be sized by simply ironing the sizing into the fabric....

Needlepoint: needlepoint repair, repair, restoration
repair, restoration, restore: Theresa, Not knowing where you are located, I recommend that you try searching online for needlepoint repairs or needlepoint restoration . You could also try contacting the American Needlepoint Guild for a referral to some one near you: http://needlepoint.org...

Needlepoint: framing damaged needlepoint canvas, kachina doll, sewing thread
kachina doll, sewing thread, quality mat: Darlene, Sorry for the delay; I had to go out of town for a family emergency. You have the right idea. I would try to go with a medium weight muslin, but it depends on how much of the border is weakened; if it s just in a few places, a lighter weight...

Needlepoint: needle point project question, american needlepoint guild, world war 1
american needlepoint guild, world war 1, project question: Hi Casey, As for the information, you should check with The American Needlepoint Guild: http://www.needlepoint.org As for patterns, The ANG might be able to help as well; I did a search on about.neelepoint.com for needlepoint history and it seems...

Needlepoint: needlepoint belt...cotton or wool best?, cotton floss, shading effects
cotton floss, shading effects, wool threads: Kristie, I apologize for the delay; I had to travel out of town for a family emergency. I m not a big fan of cotton thread for needlepoint; I ve used it, and it does have some good qualities, but durability is low on the list. For an item that will...

Needlepoint: repairing needlepoint canvas, needlepoint stitches, canvas color
needlepoint stitches, canvas color, sewing thread: Hi Nancy, Sorry for the delay; I had to go out of town for a family emergency. First, check to make sure it s not canvas rot . You can pull on one of the edges of the canvas a bit to see if the canvas is still strong. If the canvas threads break easily,...

Needlepoint: Doing basket weave stitches on an involved design, tent stitches, basket weave
tent stitches, basket weave, allexperts: Dee, While basket weave is very good for covering large areas, with minimal canvas distortion, it does not lend itself very well to stitching small areas. I would recommend using one of the other tent stitches to cover those areas. Here s a site with...

Needlepoint: finishing the back of a needlepoint wall hanging, kay davis, needlepoint supplies
kay davis, needlepoint supplies, mary kay: Hi Bobbie, There are a few different ways to back up a needlepoint wall hanging. The instructions would be too lengthy to recount in this forum. However, you can get excellent descriptions of several methods from the book The Needlework Doctor by Mary...

Needlepoint: Stitching a long bell pull, stretcher bars, decorative stitches
stretcher bars, decorative stitches, needle pointers: Hi Marlene, My personal preference is stitching without a frame of any kind. I wash (or at least dampen) and block any piece when I m done stitching, so I just work larger pieces with the ends rolled up. You ve pointed out the drawbacks of bars and scrolls;...

Needlepoint: What stitch, finished canvas, tent stitch
finished canvas, tent stitch, needlepoint canvas: Hi Tina, The stitch you are referring to is called Tent Stitch . It s the most common stitch for needlepointing. There are three variations; they all look the same on the front of the canvas, but leave a different appearance on the rear of the canvas....

Needlepoint: Needle Care, stainless steel needles, tapestry needles
stainless steel needles, tapestry needles, sewing needles: Hi Marlene, Most common needlepoint needles (aka tapestry needles) are made from nickel plated steel. While your needles may have looked fine, there could have been very small areas (maybe not visible to the naked eye) where the plating had worn off, thus...

Needlepoint: Sizing old needlepoint, stretcher frame, mono canvas
stretcher frame, mono canvas, spray starch: Susan, I apologize for the long delay. Unless the canvas is really unworkable, you could just keep stitching on it. You will be washing and blocking the canvas when you have finished stitching, so the floppiness should be remedied at that time. If...

Needlepoint: DMC Floss for Needlepoint, blank needlepoint canvas, dmc floss
blank needlepoint canvas, dmc floss, mesh canvas: Mickey, With a 12 gauge canvas you should use a #20 needle. I think you ll find a single strand (6-ply) of cotton floss will be a bit too thin for 12 gauge canvas. Try stitching a small sample (1/2 square) on the edge, and see if the canvas peeks through...

Needlepoint: needlepoint canvass sizing stain, mild laundry soap, brown stains
mild laundry soap, brown stains, tape residue: Audrey, Yes, the staining might be from the masking tape residue. While the sizing can discolor with age (usually a light yellowing), if the staining is not consistent throughout the canvas, I doubt it is the sizing. It could be the sizing interacting...

Needlepoint: needlepoint extension, kay davis, piano bench
kay davis, piano bench, mary kay: Jane, The short answer is yes, you can add canvas to the edges to extend the piece. The hardest part will be color matching the new threads with the old. You might consider stitching a patterned border that compliments the existing background color or...

Needlepoint: Appraisal of a needlework sampler, antique value, crosstitch
antique value, crosstitch, appraisal value: Wendy, It is hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like the piece is cross-stitch as opposed to needlepoint. However, the valuations would be similar. Being from 1979, the piece really has no antique value. So, here s a quick way to calculate the...

Needlepoint: Appraisal of a needlework sampler, valuation certificate, insurance purposes
Needlepoint: Appraisal of a needlework sampler, valuation certificate, insurance purposes, insurance

Needlepoint: Persian wool, persian wool, allexperts
persian wool, allexperts, needlepoint: Carolyn, I recommend you contact Dimensions; they have a contact form that facilitates requests of replacement threads for their kits: http://needlecrafts.eksuccessbrands.com/contactform.aspx Hope this helps, Henry Babcock AllExperts Needlepoint...

Needlepoint: Bargello Pillows, mono canvas, stitch size
mono canvas, stitch size, size needle: Rebecca, I sincerely apologize for the delay in responding. While any canvas gauge will suffice, much of the bargello I ve seen is done on 12, 13, or 14 count mono canvas. The size of the stitches is easy to see and covers more of the canvas per stitch....

Needlepoint: finishing a needlepoint for a brick (doorstop), piece of leather, doorstop
piece of leather, doorstop, needlepoint: Susan, You will need to fold up the canvas into the shape of your brick, then stitch up the corners with matching threads. After that, you can trim down the extra canvas not too close to the needlepoint, place the brick inside, then fold and glue the extra...

Needlepoint: Premium mounting of a needlepoint belt, erica
Needlepoint: Premium mounting of a needlepoint belt, erica

Needlepoint: Needlepoint belt: number of wool strands, crewel, allexperts
crewel, allexperts, strands: Hi Linda, As you ve noticed, 16 gauge canvas is at that cusp where one strand may not be enough, but two strands may be a bit too much. Have you considered using crewel thread instead of persian, i.e. Paternayan, wool? Crewel is a little finer than a single...

Needlepoint: needlepoint appraisal -1769, appraisal, appraised
appraisal, appraised, appraising: Hi Julie, Appraisals are really outside my field of expertise. I can only suggest you contact the American Needlepoint Guild for a referral to someone in your area who can carry out a proper appraisal: http://www.needlepoint.org Hope this helps,...

Needlepoint: Premium mounting of a needlepoint belt, custom belt buckles, leather belts
custom belt buckles, leather belts, leathersmith: Jon, I contacted the owner of Erica Wilson Needle Works (they closed their NYC shop a few years ago, but still operate out of Nantucket), who checked with their belt manufacturer. She says they can do the work with your buckle set, and they are very good...

Needlepoint: assembling a Bucilla Christmas stocking`, christmas stocking, bucilla christmas
christmas stocking, bucilla christmas, allexperts: Mary, If you are looking for someone to do the stitching for you, try searching online for needlepoint stitching service ; there are several services that will provide the stitching work, as well as finish the stocking for you. If you have already done...

Needlepoint: distortion returns after blocking, kaffe fassett, martha martha
kaffe fassett, martha martha, spray starch: Martha, Occasionally, a finished piece will need to be blocked a few times for it to be brought into square. It can depend on the stitch tension and/or the type of stitches used. Even after several blockings, the piece can still creep over time. Usually,...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint, kay davis, needlepoint fabric
kay davis, needlepoint fabric, needlepoints: Penny, If the canvas is damaged, the stitching will have to be removed so the canvas can be repaired, and then restitched. If it was just a small hole, I could advise on making repair. Since you state it s a diagonal tear, that is a procedure that goes...

Needlepoint: needlepoint canvas, embroidery thread, cotton threads
embroidery thread, cotton threads, pearl cotton: Diane, The count, or gauge, is how many holes per inch of canvas. The higher the number, the smaller the holes will be, and subsequently will determine what type of threads are used. Pearl Cotton threads come in a few sizes; size 3 pearl cotton will...

Needlepoint: Using pearl cotton on needlepoint, crewel wool, needlepoint store
crewel wool, needlepoint store, wool thread: Marlene, I agree with you. If it were an item that would not receive much handling, pearl cotton would do the job. Wool thread is more durable than the cotton; after cleaning, the wool will retain much of it s original look and feel, but the cotton, just...

Needlepoint: Cleaning needlepoint belt, custom leather, allexperts
custom leather, allexperts, babcock: Hi Jon, The combination of leather and needlepoint obviously doesn t lend itself well to cleaning. I would suggest you inquire with the person who would be doing the work through Erica Wilson s shop. I think they would have more experience and knowledge...

Needlepoint: Silk Gauze Needlepoint, silk gauze, artistic inclination
silk gauze, artistic inclination, color variation: Marlene, Colors and shading are not really my forté; I just do not have the artistic inclination needed to answer your question. I m pretty much a Plain Jane stitcher. However, I posed your question on another forum in which I participate, and received...

Needlepoint: bought my wife a present, american needlepoint guild, allexperts
american needlepoint guild, allexperts, piano lessons: Hi Joe, Needlepoint tends to be like most pieces of art: Unless it was designed or stitched by someone well known, it s really only going to be worth the cost of materials and maybe the time put into producing the piece. The only way to know if it was...

Needlepoint: neddlepoint stocking, needlepoint store, jane jane
needlepoint store, jane jane, allexperts: Jane, Yes, there are several places online that offer finishing services. Try searching online for needlepoint finishing or needlepoint stocking finishing ; you will find many places to choose from. Get quotes from several of them and go from there....

Needlepoint: Getting a needlepoint pillow made, needlepoint canvas, needlepoint shops
needlepoint canvas, needlepoint shops, upper west side: Elaine, I moved to California from NYC in 1988, so I m out of touch with the current scene in the city these days. :-) I did a search online for new york needlepoint finishing and found several listings for needlepoint shops in Manhattan and the surrounding...

Needlepoint: mildew on needlepoint, mildew stains, american needlepoint guild
mildew stains, american needlepoint guild, mold mildew: Janice, Mold/Mildew stains can be difficult to remove. It will definitely need to be washed, and that may not remove the stain completely, but it will remove any more mold and dirt you cannot see that could be damaging the piece further. If you wish...

Needlepoint: perle cotton, perle cotton, skeins
perle cotton, skeins, allexperts: Jo Ann, There s no hard and fast formula to calculate coverage with various types of threads. There are just too many variables involved. The best thing to do is measure out some 18 pieces of the thread you are using, and see how many it takes to cover...

Needlepoint: different types of canvas, blank needlepoint canvas, count canvas
blank needlepoint canvas, count canvas, allexperts: Hi Sharon, Canvas can be made from various materials, but most commonly it is made from cotton. A 12 count canvas will have 12 holes per inch. Penelope is the same as regular canvas, but enables stitching in two different gauges on the same canvas....

Needlepoint: needlepoint, tent stitches, vertical stitches
tent stitches, vertical stitches, half cross stitch: Hi Vega, There are three variants of the tent stitch: The half cross stitch is worked horizontally or vertically across the canvas. On the back of the work, the stitch appears vertical or horizontal, not diagonal, and crosses only one thread. This method...

Needlepoint: needlepoint brick, mono canvas, sayman
mono canvas, sayman, triangular piece: Hi Wynn, I ve answered several questions about needlepoint bricks; they seem to be popular! Here are the links to my previous answers: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Needlepoint-3144/2008/11/needlepoint-door-stop-assembly.htm http://en.allexperts.com/q/Needlepoint-3144/2009/12/Needlepooint-brick-Cover.htm...

Needlepoint: yarns, threads and canvas, oh my!, mesh canvas, silk blends
mesh canvas, silk blends, tapestry wool: Hi Michele, There aren t any hard and fast rules about how many thread plies are used on particular canvases. The proper term for the 10/20 canvas you have is penelope but it does go by a few different names. Your last idea about trying out different...

Needlepoint: plastic canvas adhesive, glue gun, plastic canvas
glue gun, plastic canvas, gun work: Hi Chris, This is a bit out of my area of expertise, but I recently had the same kind of question about what type of adhesive to use for a certain project, and I discovered this site: http://www.thistothat.com/ Hope this helps, Henry Babcock AllExperts...

Needlepoint: Restoring/Framing Old Wool Needlepoint, open squares, finished piece
open squares, finished piece, allexperts: Hi Keiren, Yes, you should certainly get it cleaned, blocked and framed; depending on the size, you could also consider having it finished as a pillow. Just depends on what you would like to do with the finished piece. For a sentimental keepsake, I...

Needlepoint: Faded sampler, professional textile, allexperts
professional textile, allexperts, restorer: Hi Marge, Sometimes dirt and soil will cause the colors to look dull or faded, and a proper cleaning will bring some of the color back. However, with something of that age, I have to recommend that you seek out a professional textile restorer to ask for...

Needlepoint: amount per stitch on 18 pt. needlept canvas, dmc floss, thread tension
dmc floss, thread tension, allexperts: Hi Leanore, DMC floss on an 18-point canvas is right in that in-between spot. While I have not done a piece with 18-count/DMC floss combo, I ve used floss on 14-count, and the coverage was decent, might have been better on 16-count. On an 18-count, floss...

Needlepoint: Floss coverage fro 18 gauge canvas, precise measurement, square inches
precise measurement, square inches, intricacy: Hi Susan, Yes, calculating coverage of various threads on different canvas counts can be difficult. Here s what I do: I take an 18 length of the thread that I want to use, and I stitch a half square inch (in your case, 9 holes by 9 holes) over in the...

Needlepoint: Valuation 1908, south australia inc, sewing guild
south australia inc, sewing guild, great grandmother: Hi Marcia, I really don t know much about cross stitch, but I did a bit of looking around and came up with some organizations in Australia you could try contacting: Australian Sewing Guild http://www.aussew.org.au/ Australian Craft Network http://www.auscraftnet.com.au/...

Needlepoint: Brick Cover, needlepoint, brick
needlepoint, brick, cover: Hi Judy, I ve answered several questions about needlepoint bricks; they seem to be popular! Here are the links to my previous answers: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Needlepoint-3144/2008/11/needlepoint-door-stop-assemb... http://en.allexperts.com/q/Needlepoint-3144/2009/12/Needlepooint-brick-Cover.htm...

Needlepoint: What can I use for 10 counts cotton canvas?, dmc floss, count canvas
dmc floss, count canvas, cotton floss: Hi Irena, With a 10 count canvas, you need thick threads to get good coverage. Wool is great to work with, and will provide you with the thickness you will need. The tent stitch is just the half of a cross stitch that goes from bottom-left to upper-right,...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint chairs, needlepoint cushions, six chairs
needlepoint cushions, six chairs, smaller pieces: Hi Laura, I apologize for the delay; I went out of town and forgot to set my vacation setting. Quite a project there. :-) First, I ll ask if there is any damage to the pieces. When used as seat covers, needlepoint can get stressed in certain areas,...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint painted canvas rug, size canvas, tent stitch
size canvas, tent stitch, stitch size: Hi Debbie, I ll start with the easy one. Wool is what I would recommend; it s very resilient, and stronger than cotton, so it will stand up very well to the wear a rug will receive. Of course, I wouldn t walk on the rug with golf shoes. heh Now, as...

Needlepoint: Type of floss and number of point of canvas, dmc coats, embroidery floss
dmc coats, embroidery floss, needlepoint kits: Hi Erica, Good to hear that you are getting into needlepoint! There are so many variables to consider when trying to determine what canvas gauge is best for which threads, etc. Since you are a novice, I m going to break out from my usual protocol...

Needlepoint: framed needlepoint
Hi Barb, Sorry to hear about that. First thing would be to dry out the canvases. Remove them from the frames, as the matting or any backing is going to be replaced anyway. Just let them air dry; maybe let them spend a bit of time in the sun to help kill...

Needlepoint: needlepoint belt
Hi Cee, Without major reconstruction, you won t be able to add any length to the canvas (might as well stitch a new canvas for that amount of work). You may be able remove the canvas from the leather and have it attached to a larger backing with longer...

Needlepoint: repair, repair question, single thread
repair question, single thread, backside: Hi Dorothy, Sorry for the delay. If it s just a single thread, here s what you do: Pull a single strand from the edge of the canvas that runs parallel to the cut thread. Thread it onto your needle. Starting at the cut, follow that thread back about...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint or cross stitch, tent stitches, american needlepoint guild
tent stitches, american needlepoint guild, cross stitch: Hi Joseph, I can t tell from the image if that is a needlepoint, it s just not enough detail. Samplers often come in cross stitch as well, but the difference is obvious. Needlepoint is made in diagonal stitches that completely cover the canvas; cross stitch...

Needlepoint: Appraise a needle point canvas, american needlepoint guild, needle point
american needlepoint guild, needle point, goldilocks: Hi Bill, If I am understanding you correctly, you are saying that you have an unstitched canvas that is priced $1600...? I find that price to be extremely high for an unstitched canvas. The best advice I can give for getting it appraised is to contact...

Needlepoint: needlepoint brick cover, needlepoint, brick
needlepoint, brick, cover: Hi Debbi, I ve answered several questions about needlepoint bricks; they seem to be popular! Here are the links to my previous answers: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Needlepoint-3144/2008/11/needlepoint-door-stop-assembly.htm http://en.allexperts.com/q/Needlepoint-3144/2009/12/Needlepooint-brick-Cover.htm...

Needlepoint: Repair of chair seat, cat scratches, bad kitty
cat scratches, bad kitty, great grandmother: Hi Sandra, Ouch! Bad kitty! lol The short answer is yes, it could be repaired. I would have to see much more detail, or see the piece in person, to give you an idea of what the cost of that kind of repair might be. If you would like for me to take...

Needlepoint: Long & short stitch does not cover canvas, count canvas, mono canvas
count canvas, mono canvas, satin stitch: Hi Susan, Thanks for the pic. Yes, I see that the canvas is not being covered by the threads. It s hard to tell what could be causing that, but I can think of only a few solutions. It s possible your thread tension is too high, so you would need to not...

Needlepoint: needlepoint stitches, needlepoint stitches, interlibrary loan
needlepoint stitches, interlibrary loan, librarian: Hi Susan, I m sorry, but there just isn t enough detail in your photo for me to see the stitches clearly. There are several illustrated guides for needlepoint stitches available online. Here s a few: http://needlepoint.about.com/od/stitchdiagrams/tp/StitchJournalAvails.htm...

Needlepoint: custom belt
Hi Sam, Yes, I could make you a custom needlepoint. The real question is how much you want to spend. There are numerous variables that would go into determining the price for creating a custom belt for you, so I would need to discuss this further with...

Needlepoint: Airedale Needlepoint Pattern, needlepoint design, needlepoint patterns
needlepoint design, needlepoint patterns, airedale terrier: michael, you could contact pegasus to see if they have the design in needlepoint, also one can use cross stitch to make a needlepoint design. vi hi here are a few sites i found for you. vi http://pegasusor.com/results.cfm?SubCategory=Dog_Chart_Packs...

Needlepoint: Appraisal of needlework, american needlepoint guild, catherine of aragon
american needlepoint guild, catherine of aragon, professional appraiser: Virginia, For an appraisal on a piece of needlepoint such as yours, I recommend that you contact The American Needlepoint Guild: http://www.needlepoint.org/ They offer a Certified Professional Appraiser training program, so they should be able to...

Needlepoint: antique sampler, art history department, textile preservation
art history department, textile preservation, antique sampler: Judy, I apologize for the delay. A sampler of that age is going to be very difficult to clean. I certainly would not recommend cleaning it yourself. There are many factors which affect the ability to successfully clean needlepoint, e.g. materials...

Needlepoint: artist size 7 count plastic canvas, count plastic canvas, count canvas
count plastic canvas, count canvas, highest quality materials: Hi Cindy, When I looked at Annie s attic, I thought they had a couple of different weights of plastic canvas. I personally have only encountered one weight and it had been the stiff one, not the flexible type. I did some more searching and found the...

Needlepoint: how to block a completed canvas, american needlepoint guild, inch plywood
american needlepoint guild, inch plywood, wet canvas: Susi, T-pins and an ironing board will not be strong enough to hold a needlepoint under the tension required for adequate blocking. However, you don t necessarily have to purchase a specialized blocking board. A nice, flat piece of 5/8 or 3/4 inch plywood...

Needlepoint: broken plastic canvas, hot glue gun, plastic canvas
hot glue gun, plastic canvas, broken pieces: HI Did some searching and found these hints on repairing. Helpful hint 20 form - LINDA If you make a mistake in cutting your canvas like cutting a hole you didnt mean to. You can use a hot glue gun to repair it. Just put a little glue on the mistake...

Needlepoint: Candle Wax on Needlepoint, wool fibers, futher questions
wool fibers, futher questions, kneelers: Ray, Getting wax out of the needlepoint might well be impossible. You could check with a very reputable dry cleaner, but I would think that the wax in the wool fibers might never be completely removed. You did not specify how large the affected area...

Needlepoint: Canvas repair--another pet chewing inquiry, canvas repair, allexperts
canvas repair, allexperts, needlepoint: Jackie, Yes, I do repair unworked canvas. If you can send a pic of the damaged canvas to sbdivemaster1-at-yahoo.com, I can quote you a price, or possibly make recommendations on repairing the piece yourself. Thanks, Henry Babcock AllExperts Needlepoint...

Needlepoint: Cats, american needlepoint guild, persian yarn
american needlepoint guild, persian yarn, yarn needle: Jude, I sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. I really can t be sure how to clean a stain of that nature. You might check with the American Needlepoint Guild (www.needlepoint.org); I know they have some instructions on cleaning...

Needlepoint: Cleaning Antique Needlepoint, regina regina, kay davis
regina regina, kay davis, mary kay: Regina-- Cleaning needlepoint can be a complex endeavor. More than likely you will want to remove the needlepoint from the chairs. For this, a qualified upholsterer should be consulted. After cleaning, the needlepoint may need to be re-blocked; again...

Needlepoint: Cleaning Needlepoint Kneelers, insect screen, kneelers
insect screen, kneelers, foot piece: Stella, The first step could be vacuuming the needlepoint kneelers. You will need to get a square foot piece of nylon insect screen from a hardware store (a square of muslin fabric will also work). Cover the edges of the screen with some masking tape to...

Needlepoint: Cleaning Needlepoint, color fastness, best bet
color fastness, best bet, pat pat: Pat-- A reputable dry cleaner is probably your best bet for getting the needlepoint cleaned. You can hand wash it, but it s very important to test the yarns for color fastness, and then it must be blocked to dry. The most common way to keep the needlepoint...

Needlepoint: Cleaning needlepoint chair seats, vintage fabrics, upholstery shop
vintage fabrics, upholstery shop, textile collection: Carrie, I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. If the needlepoint is just dusty, you could try vacuuming the needlepoint seat covers. Obtain one square foot of fiberglass or nylon window screening from a hardware store and cover...

Needlepoint: Cleaning needlepoint cushions, needlepoint cushions, dining room table
needlepoint cushions, dining room table, allexperts: Hello, Just trying to clarify: The cushions are actually the seats of the chairs? Are the needlepoints stapled or nailed to the bottom of the cushion? If so, the needlepoints can be removed by an upholsterer, cleaned, then put back on the seat bottoms....

Needlepoint: Cleaning of the needlepoint, insect screen, vintage fabrics
insect screen, vintage fabrics, textile collection: Zorica, To clean the piece, you will need to remove it from the frame. As for the best method for cleaning, there are several factors to consider in order to decide on which method to use. The first step could be vacuuming the needlepoint. You will...

Needlepoint: Cleaning an old needle point, kay davis, cigarette smoke
kay davis, cigarette smoke, mary kay: Mike, I apologize for the delay. A medical emergency kept me from putting my AllExperts account on vacation. Anyway, cigarette smoke is a nasty one for getting out of needlepoint. I am going to recommend that you get a book called The Needlework...

Needlepoint: Cleaning, kay davis, canvas size
kay davis, canvas size, many different ways: Sonia, You did not indicate the size of the canvas, but if it is substantial, I would recommend dry cleaning. If you really want to do it yourself, I highly recommend a book called The Needlework Doctor by Mary Kay Davis. She outlines step by step instructions...

Needlepoint: chair cover installation, room chair, upholsterer
room chair, upholsterer, allexperts: Peggy, I apologize for the delay in my response. Upholstering a chair is really beyond my range of expertise. I would highly advise the services of a professional upholsterer. Some upholterers will prefer to block (this is the process of wetting the...

Needlepoint: how to clean antique chair cushion, antique piece, antique chair
antique piece, antique chair, proper direction: Stacey, I ve been trying to do some research on what make-up is made of. I haven t come across anything definitive. To advise you on the proper direction to take, I d have to know the nature of the soil as well as the materials used in the piece of needlework....

Needlepoint: How do you clean needlepoint..., kay davis, mary kay
kay davis, mary kay, allexperts: Elsa-- Sorry for the delay in responding. Had some computer problems, but it s better now. You have not given me very much information about about the needlepoint (materials, age, etc), but I will save us some time. I am going to recommend the book,...

Needlepoint: How to clean older needlepoint seat covers, upholstery shop, window screening
upholstery shop, window screening, sceen: Debbie, If it s just dust, you could try vacuuming the needlepoint seat covers. Obtain one square foot of fiberglass or nylon window screening from a hardware store and cover all the edges with tape. Place the sceen firmly over the needlepoint; hold...

Needlepoint: cleaning 8X 10 needlepoint rug, hoover floor mate, home thanks
hoover floor mate, home thanks, rug cleaning: Margaret, Ouch! Sounds like a real disaster. A piece as large as yours needs professional servicing. I recommend you do a search online for needlepoint rug cleaning . You will find several services that can provide you with quality results at a fair...

Needlepoint: cleaning antique needlepoint chair, kay davis, mary kay
kay davis, mary kay, material types: Jill, I apologize for the long delay in responding. Cleaning a needlepoint that is upholstered to a chair is a daunting task. How to approach the job is really determined by the value (both monetary and sentimental) of the piece. There are so many...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint, throw pillows, colorfastness
throw pillows, colorfastness, ebay: Hello-- Cleaning needlepoint has many factors to consider. Without information about age, materials, type of dirt, etc., it is difficult to give you one answer for cleaning the panels you mention. I highly recommend the book, The Needlework Doctor...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint, kay davis, childrens names
kay davis, childrens names, mary kay: Kathy-- It s good that you are going to have the backing removed and turn that canvas into a framed piece. It will be much easier to clean. Your best bet is to have it cleaned by a qualified dry cleaner. I am going to recommend that you get a book...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint, american needlepoint guild, textile restoration
american needlepoint guild, textile restoration, restoration expert: dEE, If you have taken the piece to several cleaners and they won t do the job, I really can t recommend anything without seeing the piece first-hand. You may need to consult with a textile restoration expert. I recommend you contact The American Needlepoint...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint chair covers, dining room chairs, kay davis
dining room chairs, kay davis, soap residue: Michele-- Sorry for the delay. Cleaning needlepoint has many varibles. You do not mention the age or type of threads used on the needlepoint seat covers. Both hand washing and dry cleaning have pros and cons. For a project such as this I am going...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint in a frame, insect screen, vintage fabrics
insect screen, vintage fabrics, textile collection: Linda, I apologize for the delay in responding. You will have to remove the pieces from their frames to clean them. The first step could be vacuuming the needlepoints. You will need to get a square foot piece of nylon insect screen from a hardware...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint piece, smoke stains, needle work
smoke stains, needle work, irish blessing: Margie, Sorry to hear about the smoke stains on your needlepoint. Tobacco smoke is very pernicious. Recently, I found a great source for instructions on cleaning and re-blocking needlepoint. I ve been referring people to the instructions, as they are...

Needlepoint: cleaning needlepoint, needlepoint canvas, dining room set
needlepoint canvas, dining room set, fabric stores: Harriet-- Cleaning needlepoint has many factors to consider. Without information about age, materials, type of dirt, etc., it is difficult to give you one answer for cleaning the seat covers you mention. I can give you some advice to get you started...

Needlepoint: cleaning old needlepoint pillows, needlepoint pillows, insect screen
needlepoint pillows, insect screen, vintage fabrics: Jennifer, As for the best method for cleaning, there are several factors to consider in order to decide on which method to use. The first step could be vacuuming the needlepoint. You will need to get a square foot piece of nylon insect screen from...

Needlepoint: cleaning, vintage fabrics, textile collection
vintage fabrics, textile collection, needlepoints: Hello, I am not aware of any kind of cleansing powders that would be good for cleaning needlepoint. I highly recommend locating a high quality dry cleaner that can do the work for you. Some tips for finding a good dry cleaner: Find a plant where...

Needlepoint: What company made this pattern?, needlepoint canvases, american needlepoint guild
needlepoint canvases, american needlepoint guild, allexperts: Arlene, I would be inclined to say that the copyright pertains to the creator of the image, but that may be the manufacturer as well. As for the name, I do not know what it could be. I am really not that familiar with the myriad manufacturers of needlepoint...

Needlepoint: converting long stitch kit to continental stitch, continental stitch, long stitch
continental stitch, long stitch, needlepoint kit: hi Joann, the continental stitch is a closer type of stitch. the possibility exists that you will have to purchase more yarn. my experience with kits is that there is usually yarn left over, so maybe there will be enough. usually the maker of the kit...

Needlepoint: crewel needlepoint, tutorial websites, vinette
tutorial websites, vinette, crewel: HI Roberta, In my search I found only one site with limited information. http://www.classicstitches.com/know_how/know_how.cfm?how_to_id=238&how_to_cat=Techniques My suggestion is to go to your local library and look for books by Erica Wilson. vinett...

Needlepoint: cross stitch and tapestry or crewel, wool yarn, pictorial design
wool yarn, pictorial design, diffence: HI cross stitching designs are made by using X type stitches to do the design. usually with thread Crewel is using different stitches to fill in designs creating pictures. usually with yarns tapestry is usually a pictorial design done with different...

Needlepoint: cross stitch, nasty stains, spray starch
nasty stains, spray starch, baby soap: Mary-Anne, My expertise really lies in needlepoint, and cross stitch uses a different type of canvas from needlepoint; so, it is difficult for me to give you some good advice. It sounds like the yellowing might be from old spray starch, since this piece...

Needlepoint: Dining Room Chair Seats, dining room chairs, cross stitch charts
dining room chairs, cross stitch charts, needlepoint supplies: HI Frances, I did a quick google for needlepoint supplies and got a lot of hits back of where one can purchase materials. here is the link to that search http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS217US217&q=needlepoint+supplies...

Needlepoint: diet coke on canvas!!!, wool threads, diet coke
wool threads, diet coke, woolite: JoBeth, Thanks for your inquiry. You did not indicate how big the stain is. Depending on the extent of the stain, I would recommend different treatments. If it is small (smaller than a 25-cent piece), I might even remove the threads and re-stitch...

Needlepoint: drycleaning needlepoint, kay davis, mary kay
kay davis, mary kay, lamp oil: Becky-- I m sorry to hear about the mishap with your needlepoint. Most likely, a needlepoint from the 50 s will be made with color fast yarns, but I m not sure how the lamp oil will affect that. This is a tricky situation with many variables. Instead...

Needlepoint: Easter placemats, placemats measure, plastic canvas
placemats measure, plastic canvas, darice: Hi Cindy That size might work, I would recommend cutting a piece of paper that size and see how the size works on your table. You may want ot call Darice and see if they have it in rolls that you can cut the size you need from. Most of my placemats...

Needlepoint: Faded Needlepoint Design, permanent marker, graph paper
permanent marker, graph paper, blead: HI Deborah The only thing I can think of is to make a color print of the original picture once you have the print, enlarge it now you can either place graph paper, the kind you can see thru and trace the picture. Or you can use a permanent marker...

Needlepoint: Fire/Smoke damage, smoke damage, fire and smoke
smoke damage, fire and smoke, allexperts: Rosina, I m sorry to hear about the fire and the damage to a family keepsake. Unfortunately, some things like fire and smoke damage are way beyond my expertise. The only recommendation I can make is to find a reputable dry cleaner, but I fear the results...

Needlepoint: broken plastic canvas, plastic canvas, puzzle pieces
Needlepoint: broken plastic canvas, plastic canvas, puzzle pieces, glue

Needlepoint: What company made this pattern?, middleboro massachusetts, needlepoint canvas
Needlepoint: What company made this pattern?, middleboro massachusetts, needlepoint canvas, john stanley

Needlepoint: cross stitch, soapy water, bleach
Needlepoint: cross stitch, soapy water, bleach, vinegar

Needlepoint: Needle Point CD rom, fabric count, cross stitch
Needlepoint: Needle Point CD rom, fabric count, cross stitch, floss

Needlepoint: tatting, shuttle tatting, international internet community
Needlepoint: tatting, shuttle tatting, international internet community, needles

Needlepoint: finishing a needlepoint project, needlepoint project, piano bench
needlepoint project, piano bench, patty patty: Patty, Yes, my first suggestion would be to finish the piece yourself! LOL However, I understand that it takes a lot of time to complete a project of that size. To answer your first question, yes there are services that will do the stitching for...

Needlepoint: finishing needlepoint, needlepoint shop, exquisite piece
needlepoint shop, exquisite piece, chair seat: Linda, Congrats on a great find! If you wash the piece, you will almost certainly have to re-block it to bring it back to square. Blocking a piece that large, and that shape, is not an easy feat. I cannot really recommend that you take on a task of...

Needlepoint: Hello vinette,When doing..., eye of the beholder, vinette
eye of the beholder, vinette, smooth line: HI Louisa sometimes it is a matter of just filping a coin. other times when you look at the design, making a smooth line will sometimes be the best choice of color. there really is no hard fast rule other than what is pleasing to the eye of the beholder....

Needlepoint: HiI was wondering the best..., changing colors, personal preference
changing colors, personal preference, allexperts: Brooke, An interesting question. I would think that the one color method would be a bit less confusing, and make the needlepoint more transportable, but that s just me. Either way is fine, as it really is a matter of personal preference. Hope this...

Needlepoint: joining two needlepoint canvases, complete guide to needlework, needlepoint canvases
complete guide to needlework, needlepoint canvases, wool threads: Susan, It would be possible to do what you are asking about. Something like that would require some time and patience to accomplish properly, and I wouldn t recommend trying it for the first time on a piece that you really want to look right. However,...

Needlepoint: long stitch, fur type, long stitch
fur type, long stitch, straight stitch: HI Lynn I checked all my reference material and all the long stitch is is a straight stitch that is vertical, start at the top hole and skip two or three spaces and then down into the next stitch. It can be made any length, depending on the design....

Needlepoint: Mold and mildew on needlepoint, mold and mildew, stretcher frames
mold and mildew, stretcher frames, kay davis: Monica-- The best advice I can give you is to have the needlepoints professionally cleaned. If you insist on doing it yourself, I recommend getting the book, The Needlework Doctor by Mary Kay Davis. Please be sure to understand all of the options...

Needlepoint: Needle Point CD rom, needlepoint canvas, jabe
needlepoint canvas, jabe, needle point: hi jane, i found severl sites with info on converting pictures. from what i saw, cross stitch and needlepoint use similar graphs. hope one of these works for you. vi http://www.easygrapher.com/download.htm http://needlepoint.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fmembers.tripod.com%2F%7Eltsmith%2Fpshop%2Fcs1.html...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint, stitch glossary, thanks in advance
stitch glossary, thanks in advance, needlework: Hi joanna, I was also unable to locate the stitch. found this site that has a lot of info, maybe they might have it, i did not explore completely. also if you have the address of the maker of the kit, try writting them for the instructions. vi http://www.needlework.com/html/patternhome.htm...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint, custom art work, cross stitcher
custom art work, cross stitcher, color threads: Joanna-- Glad to hear that you are going to get into needlepoint. You will find the vast majority of canvases these days are of the painted or printed kind. There are counted kits, but they are hard to come by. I make counted kits out of photos and...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint Cushion Repair, thread color, chair cushion
thread color, chair cushion, allexperts: Rachel, I apologize for the delay. If the fraying of the corner only affects the stitching, you could carefully remove the frayed stitches, tuck the loose ends under the intact stitching, and re-stitch the area with a matching thread color. If the...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint cleaning, stretcher frame, vaccuming
stretcher frame, vaccuming, upholsterer: Pam-- After vaccuming the needlepoint, I would say that you will have to remove the needlepoint and have it drycleaned. You want to avoid any damage to the frame. See if you can get an upholsterer to remove and replace it for you. Thanks, Henry...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint, cross stitch, etc., needlepoint canvases, needle crafts
needlepoint canvases, needle crafts, crafts stores: Bart-- I m glad you are interested in getting into needle crafts. I m solely into needlepoint, but you might find pleasure in the others as well. Getting into it is very easy. Your best bet will be to find a store that specializes in needlepoint and...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint Pattern, favorite flower, permanent markers
favorite flower, permanent markers, pansies: Hi anna to convert it, you can either count stitches, using one stitch for one stitch, or get permanent markers and mark up the canvas. http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/CrossStitch/guide2.html I would suggest you do a search for x-stitch flowers and check...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint Repair and Cleaning, american needlepoint guild, allexperts
american needlepoint guild, allexperts, reading pa: Bonnie, I am not familiar with anyone in that part of the country, but I suggest you direct your inquiry to the American Needlepoint Guild: www.needlepoint.org They should be able to direct you to someone in either of those areas. Thanks for your...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint Restoration, american needlepoint guild, antique piece
american needlepoint guild, antique piece, restoration expert: Richard, With an antique piece such as your, I can only recommend that you consult with a professional restoration expert. I recommend that you contact The American Needlepoint Guild (www.needlepoint.org). They should be able to direct you to a qualified...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint repair, american needlepoint guild, textile restoration
american needlepoint guild, textile restoration, color restoration: Dave, I don t think it s possible to restore the faded colors. However, I am not an expert in textile restoration. You should definitely have the cover cleaned and I would highly recommend framing it after the cleaning to help preserve the piece. You...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint repair, needlepoint supplies, allexperts
needlepoint supplies, allexperts, footstool: Kae, I m sorry to hear about your Grandmother s needlepoint. Of course, I have not seen the damage myself, but from what you describe, if may already be too late. If it could be salvaged, it will more than likely be a very expensive repair. Needlepoint...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint restoration, needlepoints, drycleaner
needlepoints, drycleaner, allexperts: Hello-- I looked all over the internet, but couldn t find out anything about Orbus. I ve never heard of it. You might want to see if your dry cleaner will give the remaining stains a shot. Wish I could be of more help, Henry Babcock AllExperts...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint Soaked clothing deterg water flood, water flood, close ups
water flood, close ups, meggo: Margaret, This is a very tough one. I would have to actually look at the needlepoint to tell you how badly it s damaged and whether it is salvageable. While putting it in the sun for a short time ( 2 hours) will help to dry it out and kill mold,...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint seat cover ripped, typical flower, flower pattern
typical flower, flower pattern, thanks for your patience: AJ, I apologize! It s absolutely my fault; I made an error on the address. The correct email is sbdivemaster1(at)yahoo.com I left out the 1 . I will check out your photos as soon as I get them. Thanks for your patience. Henry Babcock...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint stiches, indian rug, allexperts
indian rug, allexperts, stitcher: Tracy, I sincerely apologize for the delay in responding. I was out of town for a week and just returned yesterday. I did a quick search on Yahoo and found the following: Criss-cross Hungarian Stitch http://www.threadneedlestreet.com/Criss-Cross_Hungarian.html...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint thread, and making patterns., embroidery kits, med point
embroidery kits, med point, pearl cotton: hi karen, pearl cotton is cotton thread with a pearl like sheen to it. as to kits, marymaxim.com, herschners.com, to name a few. to trace a picture onto canvas, xerox it first so as not to ruin it. get a permanent black med. point marker. put picture...

Needlepoint: Needlepoint, thread heaven, string beads
thread heaven, string beads, thread conditioner: HI beth, since this is a new product to me, here is what i found on it. does not appear that it will cause problems later for you, vi. http://www.beadalon.com/threadheaven.html Perfect for use with Beadalon® Silk, High Performance, and Poly Nylon beading...

Needlepoint: needlepoint, dining room chairs, kay davis
dining room chairs, kay davis, mary kay: Alexis-- The best way to clean needlepoint is dry cleaning. Try to find a very reputable dry cleaner and make sure they use clean solvents to work on your pieces. The needlepoint will have to be removed from the chairs prior to cleaning, and it is recommended...

Needlepoint: needlepoint chair pads, nicotine stains, kay davis
nicotine stains, kay davis, light soil: Barb, I apologize for the delay in responding. Cigarette smoke is evil when it comes to needlepoint. I cannot recommend that you clean these pieces yourself. Light soil and some dust would be manageable, but I have to recommend professional cleaning...

Needlepoint: needlepoint chair seat covers, chair seat, upholsterer
chair seat, upholsterer, antique stores: Nancy, I do not know anyone in Austin, but you might inquire with a reputable upholsterer. They will have to remove the needlepoint to repair the springs of the chair, and you can have it cleaned by a reliable dry cleaner while the chair is being repaired....

Needlepoint: needlepoint cleaning, allexperts, dry cleaners
allexperts, dry cleaners, canvases: Amy-- Yes, needlepoint can be hand washed, but it can be a very complicated procedure. If the canvases come back from dry cleaning distorted, they will need to be reblocked. Thanks or your inquiry, Henry Babcock AllExperts Needlepoint Exper...

Needlepoint: needlepoint finishing, new stitches, upholstery shops
new stitches, upholstery shops, colored threads: Jude, Oh no, don t trash them! Think of all the hours that went into the stitching. Okay, you should correct the mistakes before having them blocked. Very carefully remove the stitching where the mistakes are. Be sure there is about an inch of thread...

Needlepoint: needlepoint kits, persian yarn, wool thread
persian yarn, wool thread, pillow kits: Jude, Sir? Too formal! lol Yes, using 2-ply yarn is common. The wool that comes with many kits is called Persian Yarn . It s not from Persia. It s a reference to the type of yarn that has the three strands. You have been doing the correct thing...

Needlepoint: needlepoint pillow, pattern stitch, sentimental value
pattern stitch, sentimental value, allexperts: Hi Cathy, I m sorry to hear about your in-laws needlepoint pillow. If the canvas is disintegrating throughout the entire piece, there is nothing that can be done to save it as a pillow. You may be able to have the needlepoint taken off the pillow and...

Needlepoint: needlepoint pillow, finished product, many thanks
finished product, many thanks, canvas: Ruthie-- I can do that type of work for you, but I will need some information from you in order to give you a price. I know of only one other place that you can get this kind of work done, but they will only do the needlepoint for you. You will have...

Needlepoint: needlepoint pillows, needlepoint pillows, wool threads
needlepoint pillows, wool threads, cotton canvas: Mary, Without knowing what materials the needlepoint is made from, it is difficult to give explicit instructions on cleaning. However, given that they are relatively small pieces, you should be able to do them yourself if the materials are common (e.g....

Needlepoint: needlepoint project, needlework stores, enormous project
needlework stores, enormous project, kneelers: Jan, To answer your second question, there is no machine to stitch needlepoint. Sometimes I wish there was! :-) As for hiring a stitching service, the ones I am aware of are www.ghoststitchers.com; www.voilaneedlepoint.com; and www.judiandco.com. ...

Needlepoint: needlepoint restoration, american needlepoint guild, northern california area
american needlepoint guild, northern california area, fireplace screen: Sandra, I apologize for the delay in responding. I am not familiar with anyone in that area. However, I will suggest that you contact the American Needlepoint Guild: http://needlepoint.org/ Perhaps they can recommend someone to help with the repair...

Needlepoint: needlepoint restoration, allexperts, babcock
allexperts, babcock, fibers: Brenda, You will need to have that professionally repaired. The back side will fall apart quickly since there is no thread on the opposite side to hold it in place now. If the canvas has bad spots, those will have to be reworked and then new stiching...

Needlepoint: needlepoint yarn calculations, square inches, allexperts
square inches, allexperts, amount of yarn: Hi Kay, Due to the variations in different manufacturer s yarns and different types of yarns, it s hard to come up with a one-size-fits-all method for calculating the amount of yarn needed for a particular project. The most accurate way to calculate...

Needlepoint: needlepoint, crewel work, yarn needle
crewel work, yarn needle, project vi: hi vicki, the way i use to teach beginners was to get a piece of canvas, 12 to 14 count, not too small or big. get a stitch library, some yarn, needle. on the canvas i drew a cute snail, the picture was about 14 inches square. divided the snails shell...

Needlepoint: Plastic Canvas Pattern, leisure arts leaflet, worsted wt
leisure arts leaflet, worsted wt, chocolate kiss: HI Karen, this is from a leisure arts leaflet. LA2126 CROCHETED KISSY CRITTERS ($3.00) by Sue Penrod; Frog, Duck, Raccoon, Elephant, Lion, Dog, Bear, Panda, Tiger, Cat, Pig, and Rabbit, all using plastic canvas for shape, all in worsted wt. yarn. http://user.camtel.net/countryyarns/la003.htm...

Needlepoint: petipoint, count canvas, tapestrys
count canvas, tapestrys, cotton canvas: Jacqui, A 14 count canvas is considered to be gross pointe. Petit point canvas is considered 18 count or finer. The appropriate threads to use would be two strands of persian-type wool (or other material). Stitching this type of canvas should not...

Needlepoint: puting square together, decorative stitches, crazy quilts
decorative stitches, crazy quilts, crazy quilt: hi ellen, sounds like you are making something similar to a crazy quilt. for strength and durability, i would suggest sewing the squares together by machine and then put the decorative stitches over the seams. http://www.nmia.com/~mgdesign/qor/styles/crazy/embroid.htm...

Needlepoint: Removal of Makeup from Canvas, finished piece, proper direction
finished piece, proper direction, rug cleaning: Jane, I m not clear on whether the soil is on an unstitched canvas or a finished piece. I ve been trying to do some research on what make-up is made of. I haven t come across anything definitive. To advise you on the proper direction to take, I d have...

Needlepoint: Repair, american needlepoint guild, antique oriental rug
american needlepoint guild, antique oriental rug, bad puppy: Christina, Oh no, bad puppy! lol The short answer is yes, the rug can be repaired. The real question is how much it will cost. I do the occasional repair, and there are other people who do the same. In general, costs will run $30-$40 per square...

Needlepoint: Restorastion, textile conservation, amsterdam avenue
textile conservation, amsterdam avenue, upper west side: Neal, Since you mention living on the UWS of New York, I highly recommend that you contact the Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at 112th Street; 212-316-7523). http://www.stjohndivine.org/campus_textiles.html...

Needlepoint: Restoration of Needlepoint chair cushion, needlepoints, chair cushion
needlepoints, chair cushion, allexperts: Linda, I apologize for the confusion; I meant for readers to contact the ANG directly with inquiries seeking local restoration for needlepoints. They do not list such information on their site, but sending an inquiry to them might yield some results. ...

Needlepoint: repairing claw damage, broken threads, close ups
broken threads, close ups, cat claws: Fran, If the canvas is damaged, you will have to pull out threads around the area so that new canvas threads can be woven back into the canvas. After the damaged canvas is repaired, the the piece can be reworked to replace the damaged wool. Of course,...

Needlepoint: repairing cut canvas, mono canvas, canvasworks
mono canvas, canvasworks, ebay: Meg, I ve had the exact same thing happen to me when removing stitching to correct errors and whatnot. It s not too hard to correct this problem. I ve done it several times, and the results are undetectable in the finished piece. You will need to...

Needlepoint: repairing needlework pillow, close ups, needlepoint pillow
close ups, needlepoint pillow, college logo: Diana, Sorry to hear about your pillow. The same thing happened to a pillow my grandmother made, with our dog when she was a puppy. :-) If you can email me (sbdivemaster1-at-hpbcreations.com) some photos of the pillow, including close-ups of the...

Needlepoint: restoration, kay davis, insect screen
kay davis, insect screen, vintage piece: Ann, The first step could be vacuuming the needlepoint kneelers. You will need to get a square foot piece of nylon insect screen from a hardware store (a square of muslin fabric will also work). Cover the edges of the screen with some masking tape to keep...

Needlepoint: restoration, needlepoint pillow, new stitches
needlepoint pillow, new stitches, reweaving: Pam, I apologize for the delay. Yes, I had a needlepoint pillow that got the same kind of love from my dog. :-) Repairs to the edge of a needlepoint piece are difficult. You have the right idea about backing up the piece with new canvas and stitching...

Needlepoint: restoring old needlepoint canvas, american needlepoint guild, needlepoint canvas
american needlepoint guild, needlepoint canvas, water spot: Lisa, I apologize for the delay. With a piece of needlepoint of that age, I can only recommend that you consult with a professional restoration expert. I recommend that you contact the American Needlepoint Guild (www.needlepoint.org) for assistance...

Needlepoint: restoring picture, american needlepoint guild, water spots
american needlepoint guild, water spots, christmas present: Janel, If you wish to clean the piece yourself, I have been directing people to some very detailed instructions about cleaning needlepoint that appear on the American Needlepoint Guild website: www.needlepoint.org/FAQ/stitching.php#washandblock If...

Needlepoint: Stitches, straight stitches, needlepoint stitches
straight stitches, needlepoint stitches, cats eyes: HI Glynnda, here is a site with a lot of the needlepoint stitches diagramed. i think any of the star type stitches would work, they start in the center and go out straight. vi http://needlepoint.about.com/hobbies/needlepoint/library/weekly/blstitchguide.ht...

Needlepoint: Stitching detailed area, detail areas, eye area
detail areas, eye area, stitches: Hi Jeanne, What I usually do for the detail areas is use the petipoint method. Instead of working over 2 strands, just work over one strand of the canvas. This gives a very good detail of what ever it is, like the eye area or other small item. vinett...

Needlepoint: samplers, american needlepoint guild, allexperts
american needlepoint guild, allexperts, samplers: Fair, For information on an old sampler like that, I will steer you to the American Needlepoint Guild at www.needlepoint.org. They should be able to provide you with more information or point you to someone in your area who could help you. Hope this...

Needlepoint: small detail - technique and stitches, needlepointer, white sail
needlepointer, white sail, old ship: HI Jan I looked at the picture and it would be best if she did the black lines after she filled in the areas. If possible she could use a pin or something similar to mark where the lines go so she can place them. The black lines are overlaid, a straight...

Needlepoint: Turning chairseat into throw pillow, allexperts, throw pillow
allexperts, throw pillow, upholsterer: Mary, I sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. Making cushions is not one of my stronger points. Your idea sounds pretty good. For myself, I would check with an upholsterer for some pointers before proceeding. The cushions...

Needlepoint: Tying off French knots, reef knot, french knots
reef knot, french knots, pillowcase: HI here is a site with some suggestions. http://www.serve.com/marbeth/isolated_stitches.html Its been a while since i made any french knots. never gave any real thought to how to tie them off, the above site seems to have a good idea. hope it helps...

Needlepoint: taptersty stitches, needlepoint stitches, hope hanley
needlepoint stitches, hope hanley, google: Marylou, If you do a Google or Yahoo search for needlepoint stitches , you will find hundreds of websites where you can learn the various stitches for needlepoint, but I find most of them difficult to follow. I highly recommend one of the numerous books...

Needlepoint: tatting, needle tatting, afghans
needle tatting, afghans, yarn: Hi brenda, I think you are a little confused. tatting does not use a needle, it is done by knots that are slid on a strand of yarn or thread. tatting uses a shuttle. there is a variation of tatting called needle tatting that uses a long blunt needle like...

Needlepoint: thread, fabric count, silk thread
fabric count, silk thread, needle arts: HI Lizzy, Here is a site with lots of info including a chart for thread and count. It may be of help. http://www.craftdesigns4you.com/learntostitch.htm I was looking for a chart on floss strands vs fabric count but was not able to find it at this time....

Needlepoint: torn needlepoint canvas, torn canvas, size canvas
torn canvas, size canvas, bad kitty: Karin, First I should say, Bad Kitty! :-) The patch idea is good, but I think I can make it even easier. Pull a single thread of the canvas from the edge and thread it onto a needle. Now, starting about an inch away from the tear, right next...

Needlepoint: Valuation and Antique Needlepoint Tapestries, needlepoint tapestries, american needlepoint guild
needlepoint tapestries, american needlepoint guild, kay davis: Lisa, Sorry for the delay. Identifying and appraising antique needlepoints is really outside my range of expertise, but I rencently reviewed a large number of books about needlepoint. My research was by no means exhaustive, but I did notice one book...

Needlepoint: Vintage Needlepoint Purse, needlepoint purse, vintage fabrics
needlepoint purse, vintage fabrics, textile collection: Hi Debbie, Sorry for the delay. This is a tough one. I would recommend that you find a very reputable dry cleaner, and the key is that they use CLEAN solvents. See if they will run your purse first after a solvent change. Some tips for finding a...

Negotiating Business Deals: 90 day option, recreational hub, due diligence investigation
recreational hub, due diligence investigation, real estate transactions: Michelle: Options to purchase are quite common in real estate transactions. Usually, the option is given so the buyer can perform a due diligence investigation of the property without being committed to buy. This locks in the price and terms for the parties....

Negotiating Business Deals: Letter of Intent for a land development, joint venture, llc
joint venture, llc, real estate: Lyle, there is no such thing as standard form. The terms of a joint venture are actually forming a partnership-like arrangement. You definitely need legal advice and representation. First, you should consider establishing a separate Limited Liability Company...

Negotiating Business Deals: getting paid placing product in store
Hi Renae, I m not sure what they are referring to with Net Term. What they could be referring to is that you put your product in their store and they pay you within 30 days of receiving it. What is the product? If it is a higher item piece, they may be...

Negotiating Business Deals: Small Business Investment, small business investment, saving interest rate
small business investment, saving interest rate, materials budget: Hello Dave Sounds like a 50/50 arrangement to me. However, before you offer him the 50% you must consider few things: - Ask him first about how much he wants, may be he wants less. - Don t be tempted to go into a deal that will make his share of...

Negotiating Business Deals: Buying into a business, business, llc
business, llc, purchase: Buying into a business is much different than buying a house. You need expert tax and legal help right from the beginning BEFORE YOU SIGN ANYTHING! First, you should have access to the core business documents: LLC or Corporation Records; Current P&L;...

Negotiating Business Deals: Investing in a soon to open restaurant, company thanks, limited partnership
company thanks, limited partnership, money issues: Apology for the delay, I actually answered your question as soon as I received it but it seems that I didn t send it. What you invest in the business must be related to the capital and not the set up cost of !million. So if the capital is £40,000 per say...

Negotiating Business Deals: Negotiate equity purchase of commercial building, tax, real estate
tax, real estate, investment: Ed: First, i would like to thank you for being an expert! There are several issues which you need to address. First, instead of owning the building personally, it should be in a Limited Liability Company. This would give an additional line of liability...

Negotiating Business Deals: Products to be placed in Europe, multinational, product
multinational, product, tarriff: Brad: Do you have expertise in particular countries? If not, your real issue is getting local distributors and representatives. Since the laws concerning products, safety, importation and tariffs differ greatly by country, that is the big issue. Maybe you...

Negotiating Business Deals: no buy out agreement, sell business, partner
sell business, partner, llc: It is really hard to value a new closely held business. You did not state the exact nature of the business, but a service business typically has minimal assets. The customers, employees and set-up, also know as the going concern value are quite important....

Negotiating Business Deals: Charging to broker a transaction, commercial mortgage broker, equity stake
commercial mortgage broker, equity stake, equity share: I am concerned about your follow-up question. You really can be squeezed out in many ways. One example is the other owners can issue themselves and friends more stock and dilute your interest. Please, get good legal counsel before you proceed further. I...

Negotiating Business Deals: Profit participation, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Jim, In that case you should. If you are still in a discussion phase of the deal, then bring this up to them. The question is...will it be a deal breaker for them? I recently joint ventured with a partner and she and I agreed to all the marketing...

Negotiating Business Deals: How to structure existing LLC taking on an investor, passive investment, investor
passive investment, investor, llc: Bruce: Passive investors can be real trouble! If the business is doing well, they want their investment and usually a salary or other spiff. They also frequently want to get involved and control the business. Amazing, if the business is in trouble the...

Negotiating Business Deals: "Buying into" a business, business lawyer, cappuccio
business lawyer, cappuccio, corporate bond: Doug: Tell your family member to look elsewhere for a safe investment. Most small businesses fail. Even if this business turns our to be successful, unless your family member is going to take an active role in the business, he could be the subject of...

Negotiating Business Deals: store lease negotiator sought, store leases, real estate transactions
store leases, real estate transactions, real estate broker: You have two options. First, you can hire a business attorney with experience negotiating. For example, as a business and tax attorney I have negotiated all kinds of business matters from franchise agreements, partnership agreements, bank loans, real estate...

Negotiating Business Deals: Goodwill, internal revenue code section, business acquisition
internal revenue code section, business acquisition, internal revenue code: Les: Internal Revenue Code Section 197 provides for a 15 year amortization for intangible assets in a business acquisition. In addition, you can look for one year deduction on the acquisition of new business equipment purchased separately. Frankly, it is...

Negotiating Business Deals: Payment terms, portal partner, strateg
portal partner, strateg, bargaining power: Hello Tyron Thank you for your question. It is obvious to me that their payment terms are not fair whatsoever. Can you do anything about it? It all depends on your bargaining power or leverage with them. I suspect that you do not have any leverage...

Negotiating Business Deals: professional to negociate, business deal, columbus ga
business deal, columbus ga, e mail: Sorry for the delay. I ve been traveling. I certainly represent companies in negotiation of deals, under some circumstances. I don t have any connections in Atlanta, beyond the fact I have lived there and was born 90 miles away in Columbus, GA. You...

Negotiating Business Deals: How to reach medium size businesses buyers, medium size businesses, electronic brochure
medium size businesses, electronic brochure, contemporary furniture: Sorry for the delay. Look up distributors and retailers of furniture online through goggle and/or YAHOO! I suggest you create a portfolio of your products on a DVD/CD and include an electronic brochure with details about you, your furniture and the...

Negotiating Business Deals: Billboard ground rent, billboard companies, billboard company
billboard companies, billboard company, business lawyer: The price depends upon the market in your area. As landlord, you will get some of the rent and the billboard owner will get some. You need to check your local market. Also, the billboard company is going to want a long term lease, probably much longer than...

Negotiating Business Deals: Billboard ground rent, lump sum payment, billboard
Negotiating Business Deals: Billboard ground rent, lump sum payment, billboard, leases

Negotiating Business Deals: Non competes, full faith and credit clause, california business and professions code
full faith and credit clause, california business and professions code, california state court: Dear Kenneth, This may help, Enforceability in the State of California Unlike the situation in other states, non-compete agreements are illegal in California and against public policy. (California Business and Professions Code Section 16600). ...

Negotiating Business Deals: theme park/amusement park, game theme park, video game theme
game theme park, video game theme, universal studios florida: Dear Rachel, You can achieve anything if it’s realistic. What you need is a plan and a program. Those two words are the secret of all successful businesses. I like your idea, I think what you are offering is a theme park that lets people have an experience...

Negotiating Business Deals: CHECK PAYMENT or Cheque payment in UK !, sttorney, finance
sttorney, finance, funding: Interesting how strange the USA is ! Logically he should have provided you with some sort of letter of engagement setting out his terms, and once finished a statement of account giving indication of charges. If the attorney has had to resort to collection...

Negotiating Business Deals: CHECK PAYMENT, social security number, initial agreement
social security number, initial agreement, moneys: Hello JOSEPH Thank you for your enquiry. From what you say I understood that your layer agreed to settle after the case and now he changed his mind and want his money during the case, is this correct? Cashing the check doesn t constitute agreement to...

Negotiating Business Deals: Verbal Contract, taxes. labor, pay
taxes. labor, pay, business: Al: If you do not have the funds to hire an attorney, instead of small claims court, contact your state department of labor. Most states allow you to make a claim and there is an administrative hearing. Usually, the business has to prove hat it paid you...

Negotiating Business Deals: Bussiness, information management issues, information technology world
information management issues, information technology world, management information system: Hello An RFP is not only more flexible than an RFQ, it does cover a much bigger area in the bidding process than and RFQ. RFQ (Request for Quote) is for simple bidding process asking for a quotation for a specific well defined item mainly goods rather...

Negotiating Business Deals: Copyright, small business deals, copyright issues
small business deals, copyright issues, lyrics: Dear Emily Thank you for your question, but unfortunately I don t deal with any copyright issues. I only deal with negotiating small business deals. I am sure you will find a section on Copyright within all Experts and loads of experts willing to help....

Negotiating Business Deals: Silent Partner, negotiation, fees
negotiation, fees, vendors: Be careful on taking on investors just for money. Angel investors (those that don t formally do investments for a living) should not only make money available but should also be bringing some form of expertise. Ask him what expectations he would have and what...

Negotiating Business Deals: Buying into a business, business lawyer, business scenario
business lawyer, business scenario, cappuccio: Cyndi: This is a great question! Doing this very complex business transaction is a perfect example of why people lose their shirt in business. You need a business lawyer to help before you sign anything. Get help now! Ron Cappuccio http://www.BusinessEsq.co...

Negotiating Business Deals: IT Consulting/Agency, business, marketing
business, marketing, funding: Difficult one, and sorry but there are millions of It Consultants and nobody knows what it means?? Do you fix computers? but charge more than a computer repairman. ? What is an SMS administrator and what are SMS projects? Small manageable sandwiches?...

Negotiating Business Deals: IT Consulting/Agency, contracts, business development
contracts, business development, sales: Hi Bernidette, The first part of this solution is to become very clear on what you can do for companies, why they would care about you doing it, and what the value is of them doing it. Something being a good idea or helping with marketing is not a convincing...

Negotiating Business Deals: IT Consulting/Agency, sms administrator, consulting agency
sms administrator, consulting agency, negotiating tips: Hi Again Bernadette I see you rated me negatively. Please allow me to explain some misunderstanding: I am not a marketing expert and not even included in this category in AllExpert website. I am only included in the section under Negotiating Business...

Negotiating Business Deals: IT Consulting/Agency, google results, proven solution
Negotiating Business Deals: IT Consulting/Agency, google results, proven solution, google

Negotiating Business Deals: question, dorporation, filing
dorporation, filing, estate planning: Doug I was on vacation and my answer is delayed. First of all, filing online is just the cover page of the corporation. You need all of the correct corporate Bylaws, Resolutions and tax elections. Frankly, I think this is a really poor idea in the circumstances...

Negotiating Business Deals: non compete agreement, retail food store, covernant
retail food store, covernant, bakery cafe: Again it depends on the judge on the day, Id ask the lawyer and then just do it. There is an issue with the covernant being against your human rights to earn a living. And in the American constitution I think you can ague The covenant it contra to the bill...

Negotiating Business Deals: how to value my new business, cash flow projection, publication directory
cash flow projection, publication directory, minimum risk: Hi Sean, Again, lots of factors at play here, but the very rough guide is 3.2 - 5x the net earnings for your business. So 2M in profits could be between 6.4M to 10M in a sale price. Please note that there are many factors that will qualify this. I ve seen...

Negotiating Business Deals: Business Negotiation, business money partnership crunch invention, wonga
business money partnership crunch invention, wonga: Hi Liz, Firstly whatever you decide you must make a contract, either a partnership agreement or a directors agreement if a Limited Company. Do this through a good commercial solicitor, not your local divorce and family solicitor. Ensure they do commercial,...

Negotiating Business Deals: Distribution Agr., chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Mike, Make sure you get an agreement with them (I d suggest having a representative agreement drafted by your lawyer). They way to get around them nixing you out of the equation is to: have a certain amount of time to build the market with measurable...

Negotiating Business Deals: Financial investor, fundamental conflict, financial investor
fundamental conflict, financial investor, international investor: Bruce: An international investor can be good. My experience is that many Europeans are used to the much slower and more convoluted laws for businesses and have difficulty in believing US business laws are so expeditious. Also, I have never known them to...

Negotiating Business Deals: How to structure a "buy-in", limited liability company, instructional consultation
limited liability company, instructional consultation, sole proprietor: There is no simple answer. It sounds like you are making an asset purchase. You should create a Limited Liability Company to buy the inventory and goodwil of the business. The LLC is a pass-through entity with the tax attributes of thee business passing-though...

Negotiating Business Deals: Partnership outgrown, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, partnerships: Hi Neil, The challenge with a situation like this is that where money is involved, partnerships get strained. I d recommend that your ownership team review the organizational chart of the company and assign a remuneration for each role. Add up the entire...

Negotiating Business Deals: partnerships, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Randy, Good time to ask these questions. You would sit down and discuss who is going to do what. You will be putting in the most time, but hopefully no capital. The banker and realtor should be putting in the financing. Each of you is bringing a specialized...

Negotiating Business Deals: joint venture partners, shareholder agreement, corporation
shareholder agreement, corporation: Agostino: Thank you for your question. First, you need a Brazilian lawyer to give you specific legal advice. In order to have partners you should first have a shareholder s agreement. This would define the rights of the shareholders if one dies or becomes...

Negotiating Business Deals: Getting in without $$, buying a business, fair deal
buying a business, fair deal, sustainable deal: Anne You have started with the right question, Is it fair. That, not What is the best deal I can get? will lead to a sustainable deal, one that will be comfortable for some time between you and the other party. Without knowing details of the time...

Negotiating Business Deals: Business With Family, llc, record label
llc, record label, new business: First, it sounds like your record label has not been legally set-up. If you do not have an entity, you should have a tax and business lawyer form a Limited Liability Company. This would be a pass-through entity for tax purposes. You would file a Schedule C...

Negotiating Business Deals: Buying business with No money down, business sale, inventory
business sale, inventory, debt: Thomas, the value of a business depends on many factors, only one of which (although it is important) is the cash flow it generates. Others are the nature of the business, and whether success depends on someone who is planning to leave it. I recommend you...

Negotiating Business Deals: business Partnership, international mba program, temp time
international mba program, temp time, business partnership: Diego, Any of the suggested options is possible. However, the two partners (whose share of the business CONTROLS the company) need do nothing unless they want to ensure you don t share in the company growth while absent. You/they can draft an Agreement...

Negotiating Business Deals: buying into a family business, ownership, profit
ownership, profit, salary: With two owners, one less than 50% and one more than 50%, the one with more than 50% normally votes his or her share and wins every vote. So he or she wins every policy argument. The only way around that is if the two sides agree to decide everything by...

Negotiating Business Deals: Lack of Clarity Moving Forward In Business, merger, buy-out
merger, buy-out, : You are welcome. If you are going to make an offer, you need something to offer. I think your options in that regard are limited, since you say you have little cash. You can offer shares in your existing business, although 1/3 of the shares are already...

Negotiating Business Deals: Partnership Investment, invest, private business
invest, private business, llc: Stop!!!! Do not invest money or sign anything until you get legal representation. Investing in a closely held business has many risks along with the potential rewards. You should expect ownership, a high rate of return, and personal guarantees from the...

Negotiating Business Deals: Ballpark valuation/ financial healthcheck of my SME, cashflow forecast, interested investor
cashflow forecast, interested investor, equity share: It depends on what you are doing, if you are Bank you have no hope ! If you are making cars the same. Is other property involved ? Id advise that its worth whatever you need to get it moving. If you will go out of business without the investment then...

Negotiating Business Deals: business purchase, buy business, agreement of sale
buy business, agreement of sale, business lawyer: Donna: It is not uncommon for sellers of small businesses to exaggerate the business income - especially the cash in a business. That is why I prepare purchase agreements which include Seller representations about the business and references to tax returns...

Negotiating Business Deals: Invention and Investors, ip attorney, business attorney
Negotiating Business Deals: Invention and Investors, ip attorney, business attorney, invention

Negotiating Business Deals: Invention and Investors, new business, investors
new business, investors, invention: Kevin: There is no typical arrangement. Since you are planning to bring the product to market, you should develop a business plan and a detailed budget. Then you can determine how much capital you need and compare it to the value of services. Remember,...

Negotiating Business Deals: selling my business, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Hyer, Get in touch with a business lawyer that can pilot you through this process. Selling a business is a challenging transaction and a lawyer with experience doing this will make is much more simple for you. As well, they (the lawyer) will likely know...

Negotiating Business Deals: selling business, business sale, business transfer
business sale, business transfer, sell business: Of course you need a lawyer! A good tax and business lawyer will help you evaluate your business, structure the transaction, prepare the Agreement of Sale and all of the necessary documents to protect you. This is a totally fact specific matter. You need...

Negotiating Business Deals: selling business, vehicle business, best of luck
vehicle business, best of luck, apology: apology for the delay in replying as I am abroad at the moment. You are right, I only deal with negotiation. Your question should be directed to a lawyer and for evaluating the worth of the business, you will need an accountant. best of luck Yours...

Negotiating Business Deals: selling business, worst case scenario, vehicle business
worst case scenario, vehicle business, minority ownership: Sorry about the delay. I ve been on the road all week. Unless the money is incidental to you, you most definitely need a lawyer to handle the transaction. Valuation of your business is complex. Generally, sales of used vehicles are person-dependent...

Negotiating Business Deals: selling business, vehicle business, real estate agent
vehicle business, real estate agent, clue: Firstly you need a lawyer, toooo risky without. Second get a real estate agent involved, one that specializes in commercial letting. He or she will be able to value the proposition and set the market rent. He will be able to advise on...

Negotiating Business Deals: selling business, proper legal advice, business lawyer
proper legal advice, business lawyer, vehicle business: Dear Hyer, Regarding a lawyer, you can never go wrong having a business lawyer advice you on setting up the contract and negotiations. The more you think your business is worth, the more important having proper legal advice is. Your plan is to sell...

Negotiating Business Deals: Web design business and services contract, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Konstantin, I read through it and it all seems okay, but keep in mind, I m not a lawyer. You should have someone read through this that does contractual law. If your university has a law school attached to it, you might be able to get into a free legal...

Negotiating Business Deals: Going into a partnership, business entity, target
business entity, target, accountant: James, It seems partnering is a great idea in this case. The overarching issues in such a partnership include who does what, how you value the contribution of each partner and how you apportion earnings and risk. I suggest you build a plan that lays out...

Negotiating Business Deals: Starting a Business Partnership, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Angeleine, What part of the country are you located in? You should have your meeting with David first and then touch base with the other details. It isn t common to set up a new company to fulfill the sales needs of one of the partners existing companies....

Negotiating Business Deals: Corporate 'loan-out', chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Ken, Best bet is to talk to your accountant. There will be state regulations on how the money gets accounted for. Normally you can have your C corp own the LLC (thus removing yourself to some extent from liability). Rather than you and a partner going...

Negotiating Business Deals: contract of terms and conditions, covenant against competition, tax
covenant against competition, tax: Robert: Why did you sign a contract without a lawyer? It looks like you have been outsmarted! You should immediately retain counsel to fight this snake! Let me answer your questions: 1. I wanted to know if I had any type of claim against him for...

Negotiating Business Deals: Establishing partnership split, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Kenny, What I would do is offer your friend a 25% stake in the company. Don t devalue the time you have invested in the venture. There is a lot of money out there. Good ideas and business plans are worth a lot. Here s a sober second thought for you:...

Negotiating Business Deals: legally binding contracts, contract, statute of frauds
contract, statute of frauds, verbal contract. oral contract: Oral contracts can be binding. Also, contracts simply initialed can also be enforceable. You will have the problem of the Statute of Frauds and proving the contract and the parties. This sounds very suspicious to me and, frankly, just does not make sense....

Negotiating Business Deals: Mutual NDA, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Mike, Firstly, go see a lawyer. You need to have a lawyer draft an NDA that reflects what you are trying to do. I ve seen time and time again a business professional like you use something found online or from a friend and tweak it for their own needs....

Negotiating Business Deals: Partnerships, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Emile, Too many times, businesses try to save money at the beginning (partnership agreement) and end up facing conflict in the end. Your lawyer will best guide you through this, but let me weight in on the non-legal pro-business position: Because...

Negotiating Business Deals: BUING INTO A BUSINESS - DIRECTORSHIP, buy business, emploment
buy business, emploment, tax: Lisa, it is impossible to answer your question without details. First, being a Director is not an honor it is a potential liability. She, and the other employees should treat this like the purchase of any other business. Due diligence should be performed...

Negotiating Business Deals: Developing a plan, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi DP, You can hire someone to review it and have them sign a non-disclosure, non-competition agreement so that they can t use what you share with them elsewhere. Don t use something you find online. Instead, meet with a lawyer and have them draft something....

Negotiating Business Deals: Investing in an existing LLC., LLC, Limited Liability Company
LLC, Limited Liability Company, LLP: The LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) is probably the wrong way to go. Most likely, you will need a new LLC (or buy into the existing LLC.) Presently, the LLC is probably a disregarded entity for tax purposes. That means the owner files a Schedule C on...

Negotiating Business Deals: How much to charge., chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Manuel, This cost of licensing your materials can vary depending on the deal. I suggest to the clients of the Ghost CEO that they seek to get 30% for licensing their materials. If it is a bigger deal, you might take a bit less, but if your materials...

Negotiating Business Deals: Getting commission or rapping a contract, best regard, kuwaiti company
best regard, kuwaiti company, chinese companies: Dear Abdullah, I think you have a good idea about asking Chinese companies about being their representative in your country/region. Most Chinese companies do not try to sell things directly in foreign countries. Regrettably, they do not generally...

Negotiating Business Deals: Investment Income, LLC, partnership
LLC, partnership, S corporation: Matthew: You did not state whether the business is a corporation or partnership for tax purposes. If it is a partnership (LLC) or S corporation, that is known as a pass-through entity. You will receive a K-1 at the end of the year which will determine...

Negotiating Business Deals: Partnership in business purchase, business purchase, acquisition
business purchase, acquisition, partner: Ben: The business deal sounds interesting and your should continue to explore it. Nevertheless, I have a few thoughts: 1. If you have no assets, how are you going to fund the FUTURE CASH NEEDS (not just the purchase price) of the business? 2. Have...

Negotiating Business Deals: how to price a receipe, frozen custard business, valuing a company
frozen custard business, valuing a company, time payment: Julie, I have never heard of such a formula, but, here are some thoughts. One might consider valuing the recipe as any other asset; what income can it generate? What unique benefit can it deliver? How much income can the purchaser generate that could...

Negotiating Business Deals: Roofing contract job, contractor, dirt
contractor, dirt, fairness: The core of this problem seems to be a roofing crew that did not prepare for the mess they must have expected to make. It would have been simple to put tarps over the stuff below the roof. Now there is dust over everything. Still, you should not need small...

Negotiating Business Deals: Buying something that's not for sale, cold calling, license cash
cold calling, license cash, not for sale: You cannot guarantee anything on the part of another person. But you can help the odds by sounding as if you have an honest bargain to offer. Something like this: Hello, I am at the beginning of my career in ultrasound and need a license. If you are...

Negotiating Business Deals: Contract first?, fellow business owners, restaurant delivery service
fellow business owners, restaurant delivery service, google search: Hi Rema, Good questions. Truth is you can do either method. If you have experience then go to the restaurants first, at least a few of them. If you can get a couple signed up it will make it a lot easier for you to move forward as it can help with obtaining...

Negotiating Business Deals: co-ownership, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Leah, The person who registers it won t have any extra pull. The leadership in a partnership is determined in a partnership agreement which partners sign assigning who has what power. Where are you located? If in Canada, you can google small business...

Negotiating Business Deals: Negotiating a Purchase, wholesale price, commercial photo
wholesale price, commercial photo, business deal: Hi Wes, I ll take it from your questions that the consignment option isn t something you are interested in. I m a little unsure about the pricing because you mention a single print price of $15 to $17 dollars. Is that what you are currently charging?...

Negotiating Business Deals: Partnership/Investors, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Melanie, It is legal, but the shareholders have to agree to it. It s called reclaiming owner s equity. It does happen from time to time, but you must make sure that with the money going out, it doesn t run the company into cashflow issues. Here are some...

Negotiating Business Deals: my "partners", new business, startup
new business, startup, friends business: Paul, Yes, certainly you should have made a contract at the beginning, because it would have defined each person s duties and benefits from the company. And had you been more aware of what a business is you would have created a corporation or an LLC to...

Negotiating Business Deals: my "partners", money change, huge project
money change, huge project, web business: Hi Paul, Lets start by pointing something obvious out, good ideas are a dime a dozen. Lots of people come up with good to great ideas every day. Its the people who turn the idea into reality/cash who deserve the rewards. So don t assume you deserve 50 ...

Negotiating Business Deals: my "partners", chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Paul, For question one, you need to put together a partnership agreement. This states the rules of how the partners will work with one another. Then you need to write job descriptions for each of the positions. If you want to be CEO, let the other...

Negotiating Business Deals: Salon Booth Rental, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, ghost ceo: Hi Melissa, Are you prepared to leave the salon and move somewhere else? If so, I d suggest you connect with the other stylists and see a lawyer. A written agreement is almost always better than a verbal agreement. But if there are witnesses (i.e. other...

Negotiating Business Deals: Trust and payment issues, bank assurance, faith and trust
bank assurance, faith and trust, export transactions: A, Letters of Credit are a very common method of payment in export transactions because they provide bank assurance to both buyer and seller that payment will be made in full when the L/C terms have been fulfilled. A L/C is a document issued by a bank...

Negotiating Business Deals: BOOTH RENTAL SALON - RETAIL, chris flett, alpha male
chris flett, alpha male, business development: Hi Nick, Yes you can. As part of the agreement that you have your lawyer draw up, you can stipulate the terms of the relationship. Have the lawyer put in a clause that while the contrator can sell services to his/her clientele, they are limited to only...

Negotiating Business Deals: Purchasing a insurance company., bad feelings, best of luck
bad feelings, best of luck, insurance company: Nathan, There is no rule about how recurring revenue is dealt with in a transaction like this. This must be addressed in the sale Agreement. If I were the seller, I would expect to share this income for some time period. In the alternative, I would expect...

Negotiating Business Deals: Joint Venture, jv company, b company
Negotiating Business Deals: Joint Venture, jv company, b company, correspondences

Negotiating Business Deals: Joint Venture, small construction company, company lawyer
small construction company, company lawyer, hi mike: Hi Mike, You should run this by your company lawyer, but if I were you, I would take my share of the project (15%) and have them put a little something into their side for you as well (5%). Remember that they aren t able to access this project on their...

Negotiating Business Deals: LLC Partnership Buy Out Options, business, sale
business, sale, acquisition: Chad: I assumed the monthly payment was not directly related to services. I was estimating 48 months X $1k = $48k. This is simply a rough guess. It seems that you and your wife do most of the work and take most of the income in salaries. If you would...

Negotiating Business Deals: What to say, cold call, elevator speech
cold call, elevator speech, sales call: 1. Hi. My name is Igor Ivanovich and I specialize in helping employees to become fit. This means not only do your health insurance premiums not rise so rapidly, but your employees are more energetic and alert, and happier to be working. For example,...