When Only Continental Will Do

Stitching in Basketweave with variegated threads gives you diagonal stripes. Continental prevents this.

You know how to stitch, you aren’t teaching beginners, why would you ever use Continental if you knew Basketweave? There are occasions when you must use Continental and good reasons why you can sometimes. You may have thought, or even been taught several times, that Continental only has oblique stitches in every other row. This [...]

Needlepoint — the “new knitting?”

A couple of things have come together in my mind. If they don’t entirely make sense blame it on my awful cold. On Sunday I was at a local knitting shop with a friend. This shop sells a small bit of needlepoint as well. We were talking about business and she said that she hoped [...]