It’s inevitable if we stitch enough; we’ll find that we have to substitute for a thread. It’s more of a problem if you stitch from stash, as I do. Because I want to use what I have already, this happens on almost every project I do. Today we’ll look at the guidelines I’ve found most […]
One of the easiest ways to solve a dyelot problem is to create a pattern made entirely of Tent Stitches. If you can do basic needlepoint, you can do this. The patterns create a subtle texture that fits with almost any design. When I first started using these patterns I called them needlepoint damask because […]
Overstitching is, quite simply, putting an additional stitch over an area that has already been stitched, usually using a thinner thread. Because it’s there mainly to act as a base for the overstitching, the lower label is usually stitched in Tent, Reverse Tent, or Skip Tent. Overstitching allows you to create open stitches or to […]
Life can be frustrating for the beginning stitcher. You can’t find kits at all. The ones you find: have poor quality materials are too detailed for a beginner don’t fit your tastes are charted with no design on the canvas or all of the above. That puts you in a quandry, do you just find […]
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