Jubilee Pulled Canvas Sampler Block

Chain Block, Pulled ?Canvascopyright Napa Needlepoint

Pulled canvas is a delightful technique, one which is always a surprise because the look of the finished stitches is completely different than the look of the diagrammed stitches. Because the canvas (and the stitches to some extent) becomes distorted after each stitch is pulled, a lacy effect is created. This block is found above […]

LAS Mini-sock Double Cross


Originally posted 2011-05-09 07:01:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This mini-sock features five cross stitches, all that have “double” in their names. I tried something different with this sock, Tahiti is used in every patch, along with a red thread. I did that because I wanted some consistency. But I got too much consistency. If […]

Jubilee Free Needlepoint Sampler Quilt – Winged Square

Winged Square uses Victorian Cross Stitch, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This week’s block is to the left of Sawtooth, the textured stitches block. It uses Victorian Cross Stitch (cross stitch on needlepoint canvas), in a delightful block known as Winged Square. Victorian Cross Stitch is a remarkably flexible technique. It can be used to make hard-wearing fabric for rugs and chair covers because there are […]