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 […]

Learn-A-Stitch Owl features Bargello

Scale Bargllo needlepoint pattern (copyright Napa Needlepoint)

Originally posted 2013-04-15 07:04:20. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThis month’s Learn-A-Stitch Owl features Bargello. I’ve come across some really fun Bargello patterns and want to share them with you. In this post I used: Corn Flower painted 18-mesh canvas from Nature’s Palette Pebbly Perle P061 Gloriana cashmere/silk Light Apricot (no longer made) Treasure Chest TC18 […]