Finishing Elements Tutorials from DMC

Originally posted 2011-11-11 07:09:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterTassels and Twisted Cord are two basic elements of finishing. It’s simply fantastic if you can make your own. Not only can they add lovely custom touches to items you finish yourself, by supplying them, you can also get a bit more control in what the final […]

Straight Stitches

Originally posted 2007-10-13 08:35:02. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI know lots of needlepointers and I’d say that Straight Stitches tend to be more of a problem for then than any other stitches. They shouldn’t be. They offer some tremendous possibilities in needlepoint and there are easy ways to overcome most dificulties. For myself, I love […]

Great Diagonal Stitches in New Class

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Diagonal Stitches, from Tent to the largest length of Gobelin, they are the workhorses of needlepoint stitches. They are also the focus of my upcoming 25 Stitches class. These three-lesson email classes are notebook classes with a twist — a sampler project showcasing the stitches. In the first two lessons you’ll learn the stitches, using […]

Log Cabin Needlepoint Stitch Sampler Free Pattern

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The Log Cabin Needlepoint Stitch Sampler packs lots of texture and unusual stitches into an 8″ square pillow. Some of the stitches are common, but others are rarely seen these days. The sampler will appear every Tuesday over the next several weeks. One area of the sampler will be presented each week, so that you […]