Offset Chevron Bargello Ornament Free Project

Braided Stripe Quilt, copyright Anne & Will

This Offset Chevron Bargello Ornament Free Project is so easy, you’ll start it tonight and have it finished tomorrow. Inspired by a modern quilt, pictured here, diagonal lines of Straight Gobelin change directions along an off-center line. Our design creates a stronger line because all the diagonal rows will start and stop along a straight [...]

Stitching a Sweater

Knitting or Stockinette Stitch

Originally posted 2011-07-16 07:13:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If you’ve been needlepointing awhile, you’ve probably come across some stitches that look like knitting. Two popular ones are Diagonal Knitting and Kalem. My problem with them is that they seem to big for the tiny sweaters I find on my needlepoint. Ass a result, I [...]

Jubliee Free Needlepoint Sampler – Textured Stitches

Sawtooth, copyright Napa Needlepoint

Sawtooth can be found in the middle row below Dolley Madison Star. It uses textured stitches. Textured stitches are one of the real delights of needlepoint. They add interest to your canvas, create different impressions and provide the stitcher with a much more interesting project than simply doing Tent Stitch. When using textured stitches on [...]

Five Alternating Diagonal Stitches

canvas copyright Princess & Me, photo copyright NapaNeedlepoint

By picking a stitch that alternates direction, you overcome a common mismatch in needlepoint – when the direction of the stitch is different from the direction of the stitched object. Here’s an easy example for you to think about. Pictured above is the Golden Gate Bridge ornament from Princess & Me. I stitched the background [...]