Magnolia Stained Glass Free Needlepoint Project

Background Stitch (copyright Napa Needlepoint)

The next step in creating our needlepoint stained glass magnolia is to “frame” the needlepoint with a stitched area around the window. This accomplishes several things. First, it allows you to use a ready-made frame, making finishing the project easy and inexpensive. Second, creating a non-rectangular mat is expensive and difficult, so a stitched mat […]

Translating Filet Crochet Charts to Needlepoint

filet crochet swan, copyright Nikole Josephine Dixon

Even if you are unfamiliar with crochet, you have probably seen filet crochet. Using a combination of a crocheted “net” and areas of solid stitches, these technique often looks like lace. Like needlepoint, it is a charted technique using solid blocks to represent areas of stitching (in other words a whole-stitch chart). It is incredibly […]

Scrap Bag Needlepoint – Picking Threads for a Project

scrap bag needlepoint christmas ornament, designed and stitched by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

Originally posted 2012-08-30 07:25:14. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe most challenging (and also the most fun) part of creating a Scrap Bag Needlepoint project is deciding what colors to use. Throughout this post you’ll see examples of some of my projects that used specific color themes. If everything in your project is random, you’ll get […]