Double Smyrna Blocks in Log Cabin Needlepoint Sampler

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The third log in the major color for our sampler uses a variation of Smyrna Cross, but groups them into blocks that create a bold, highly textured grid. Stitch the log in Double Smyrna Cross, below, using the third lightest color thread in your major color. Smyrna Cross uses a block that is 2 threads […]

Diagonal Mosaic Variation in Log Cabin Sampler

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The second log in the major color uses a nice variation of Diagonal Mosaic that is an easy stitch for anyone to learn. Diagonal Mosaic is often one of the first textured stitches new needlepointers learn. That’s because it is stitched in diagonal rows alternating the Tent Stitch you learned with an extended Tent Stitch […]

Winter Stars – Part 3

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Originally posted 2009-03-26 06:05:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter With the corner blocks and the final borders in place the Winter Stash Project is complete. I’m delighted by the way my scrap bag of blues worked out. The blue to blue-violet color scheme was lots of fun, the white, cream, and gray backgrounds kept the […]

Simple Laidwork in Log Cabin Sampler

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This week we begin the patches stitched in the major color for our sampler. For me, this is the pink logs. Once again we stitch from light for the shortest logs to dark. The lightest log is next to the metallic square that is in the corner. Laidwork is explained very simply. It is stitches […]

Halfway through Log Cabin Needlepoint Stitch Sampler

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This week we finish up the patches with the minor color patches on our sampler. It’s hard to see on the picture because the color is so dark, but this parch is a really neat version of Diagonal Cashmere. You probably think, as I did, that this stitch has an oblique diagonal direction. I like […]