Welcome to Technique & Tricks Month

Originally posted 2010-11-01 07:15:51. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOne of the characteristics of my needlepoint is that I’m a lazy stitcher. I’m always looking for easy ways to get new effects, searching for threads and techniques that will give me a big “bang for bucks.” If I can find a single thread that will give [...]

Four Needlepoint Gift Tags – Free Pattern

These four almost Twinchie (34 stitches square) quilt blocks are really quick to stitch and can be finished quickly to make simple ornaments or gift tags. They are stitched in colors to compliment the overdyed canvas colors, but any scrap of mono canvas will do. I just love the bright bold look. The patterns for [...]

The Best Four-way Bargello Ever!

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Originally posted 2009-06-05 06:34:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter My friend Donna posted an in-depth article on her blog, Front Range Stitcher, earlier this week with this simply amazing Four-way Bargello piece on it The design is by Colorado needleartist/designer Toni Gerdes and it was taught at Donna’s ANG chapter. Donna has some great instructions [...]

Organizing the “Junk” Drawer

All this month while cleaning and organizing I have been avoiding something. You probably avoid it too whenever you clean up. Be honest now. You do. The Junk Drawer. Mine is in my desk and has in it, among other things, random twists of threads that don’t have a place, cards of beading needles, templates [...]

Quick Continental Note

Originally posted 2008-10-21 06:35:46. Republished by Blog Post PromoterContinental has oblique (diagonal lines not on true diagonals) on every row. If you stitch so that these lines are only on every other row, that is not Continental. What you are stitching is a combination of Continental and Half-cross. Many teachers and book call this Continental [...]