Jubilee Needlepoint Free Pattern in Blackwork

Star Cross block, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This week’s block is called Star Cross and features Blackwork. It completes the row with Box and Spool. Blackwork is a great needlepoint technique and ideas for blackwork patterns can be found just about everywhere. This simple variation of the basic Nine-Patch block uses two different blackwork patterns, relieved by triangles of Tent Stitch. The […]

Punch up Metallic Canvas Backgrounds

needlepoint cactus on metallic canvas and metallic threads, stitched by janet perry

Originally posted 2010-11-02 06:45:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Do you ever feel as if metallic canvas is not quite metallic enough? Today learn how metallic canvas is constructed and discover a way to punch up the glitz on it. Metallic canvas is mono needlepoint canvas with two different threads. The warp (vertical) threads are […]