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 [...]

Pattern Couching – Jubilee Free Needlepoint Pattern

Dolley Madison Star, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This weeks block is Dolley Madison Star and it features pattern couching as the technique. This block is directly below Spool, last week’s block. This technique is an adaptation of an old embroidery technique called Or Nue, where a layer of gold thread is laid down and then the stitching is done over it. Although [...]

Anne Orr Bargello

needlepoint bargello designed by anne orr

Originally posted 2009-08-31 06:44:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This week’s classic needlepoint pattern is another on recharted from my classic Anne Orr booklet. It’s a Bargello pattern. It combines a shallow scallop with two zigzags. Click on the picture to get the full-size chart. The stitches are all over four threads, but notice that [...]

Color Schemes – Quilt Block Two Ways

Patchwork Ornament in Blue

Originally posted 2008-10-06 06:33:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter One of the most common questions I get from stitchers is about planning a color scheme. For many people, this is difficult, I think often because we have so much from which to choose. But, to a large extent, that makes it easier because it’s pretty [...]

Fall Needlepoint Products 2014

The newest Fall needlepoint products bring delightful painted canvases, new charts, a new kitmaker, and some delightful stitching accessories. Painted Canvases Voila has added some new geometric canvases sized for clutches. They each have matching belt canvases. Ashley Bradley has added a series of sugar skill in pillow-size 10″ square projects with checked borders. The [...]