Free Alphabet Chart for Bargello Needlepoint

Originally posted 2010-10-16 07:03:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSigning your needlepoint can be a real puzzler. If you are doing a piece that has Tent Stitch on it, there are many options for signing (in the linked post, I’ve talked about them). Another option is to use labels or cards and keep them with the […]

Looking at Letters as Patterns

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Have you ever thought about letters just as shapes, not as sounds? In Alphabetrics, the follow-up book to Alphagraphics (reviewed here), Jinis takes letters and uses them as shapes. Each letter has three treatments: a linear pattern suitable for a belt or border, four large capital letters arranged as a 40-stitch square motif, and a […]

Great Background Idea!

Originally posted 2009-05-01 05:06:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterNCPat over on her blog, Needleartnut, has been working on a Sharon B shaving brush piece. I love her plan for the background. She has taken the word “Shave” and repeated it throughout the background in a white on white scheme. What makes it cool is that […]

Make a Monogram Frame

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A few days ago I was at Hobby Lobby and saw a ton of square frames. I’m in love with using these for finishing needlepoint and I pick them up wherever I can find them. If you want a quick gift an easy on is to make a monogram with a border (or use a […]

Great Free Alphabets on the Web

Originally posted 2006-11-10 22:16:59. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThese days I seem to be thinking about alphabets alot. There are some fantastic resources on the Web for creating your own charted words, creating an alphabet, or just great charts. Here’s a round-up of my favorites: How to Chart your own Alphabet ( This page has […]