Filling Stitches

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Unless you do embroidery on cloth or Blackwork, you may not have heard this term. It refers to stitches that you use to fill a shape, sometimes outlined, with stitching. Of course, for needlepoint, almost every stitch we do could be called a filling stitch. The distinction between filling and outline continues in embroidery. Recently […]

Magnifier Test & Review

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The problems I have with my eyes mean that magnifiers are out of the question for me. Many stitchers find them useful. Brenda just wrote a post about hers. What I love about it is the way it shows so clearly what a magnifier can do. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2015Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these […]

Fast Needlepoint Bargello as a Present

Ponderosa Pines bargello needlepoint & longstitch pattern from Cheryl Fall

Originally posted 2009-12-14 13:35:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I know, I know, it’s less than two weeks until Christmas and you have: presents to buy, gifts to wrap, a tree to trim, and kids to pick up. BUT . . . You still need some presents. Cheryl Fall has posted a charming design on […]

Fabrics in Needlepoint – Gingham and More

Ghostly Treater (unfinished)

In yesterday’s post, we looked at how to create versions of three tweeds in needlepoint stitches. Today we’ll look at four additional fabrics that can easily be rendered in needlepoint. Denim is, like tweed, woven with different colors for the warp and weft. We don’t see the warp color, usually white, as much as feel […]

Vist the TNNA Show On-line

Originally posted 2012-02-04 07:26:42. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe World of Needlepoint, the site for TNNA’s Needlepoint Group, has put up a delightful gallery of pictures from the recent Winter Market in Phoenix. Go to this page and scroll down a bit to find the gallery. In it you’ll find lots of wonderful pictures from […]