Design Celtic Knotwork for Stitching on your Computer


Originally posted 2010-07-24 07:15:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Celtic knotwork and interlacing is so lovely and complex. It always makes for lovely designs. But charting it from scratch can be tedious and time-consuming. Trolling around the web Thursday I came upon a totally cool product — a program of knotwork already charted on a […]

Highlighting the Focal Point – Mitered Backgrounds in Needlepoint

needlepoint showing mitered background

Originally posted 2009-09-24 07:25:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter An easy way to accent the focal point of any needlerpoint, especially if it is a simple one such as this autumn leaf, is to have the background stitch “point” to the center of the stitching. This process is called “mitering.” When you miter a background, […]

What’s in a Pattern Name?


Originally posted 2012-07-03 07:13:31. Republished by Blog Post PromoterGeometrics and florals, I can probably point those out pretty easily. But what is a “conversation print?” In fabric terms a conversation print is any print that is not a floral or a geometric. While we, as stitchers don’t think about our canvases in these terms, it’s […]

Turning Photographs to Needlepoint

Originally posted 2003-03-03 17:53:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Recently I’ve been working on a needlepoint which is based on a photo I took late last year. I have always shied away from doing this, because all the many colors of photos don’t (I think) translate particularly well to stitching. Using the photo conversion features […]