Rich Source of Alphabets and Charts

Originally posted 2009-09-18 07:02:22. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThanks to the folks at CRAFT magazine, I recently learned about this marvelous site, PatternMakers’ Charts, that provides, free of charge, charts from vintage needlework books. The one that really intrigued me was the set of Cyrillic alphabets. This is the alphabet used in Russia and in […]

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 […]

Bath Mosaic Needlepoint – Borders 2

needlepoint blackwork pattern, roman mosaic, designed by janet perry

Originally posted 2009-08-20 06:36:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The next two borders in the needlepoint reproduction of the Bath Mosaic combine Tent Stitch and Backstitch. Each will be shown as a straight border and then as the corner. The first border is made up of Backstitched squares with Tent Stitch squares in three colors […]