How Did that Thread Get Dyed?

from Pintangle

If you are like most stitchers you probably don’t think much about how your threads get dyed. And we shouldn’t really, it’s kind of like knowing how a car engine works — nice but not essential for the task at hand. But you will find some terms used over and over. Today I’m going to [...]

Start of Long & Short Stitch Tutorial

Originally posted 2009-08-03 06:55:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Long and Short Stitch is a free embroidery stitch adapted to needlepoint and used to make realistic shading. Similar to Random Stitch, which we covered in two posts last week, Long and Short Stitch is a fantastic method for stitching flower petals and other items which [...]

Let’s Talk Overdyed Threads

Do you know how to describe these threads?

Describing overdyed threads can be a frustrating experience. You can see the thread and the color in your mind’s eye — but how do you describe it to someone? What you call “X” your shop owner may call “Y” and a stitching friend will call “Z.” In posts today through Friday I’ll be clearing up [...]

Twinkle Stitch

Originally posted 2009-09-12 09:56:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My apologies, I left out the Twinkle Stitch diagram on Thursday’s post about color clouds. It’s there now and also pictured above.

How to Substitute Threads

thread colors for laura perin's mini mystery needlepoint project

Do you ever wish there were handy guidelines to teach you how to substitute threads? Because I stitch from stash all the time, I often find myself substituting threads. You may also find yourself in a position where you need to substitute threads. I’ve developed some guidelines that help me when substituting threads and that [...]