Stitch Direction & Needlepoint – Part 2

Tied Oblong Cross Stitch

Originally posted 2010-02-25 12:53:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter While straight and diagonal stitches cover most needlepoint stitches, there are three other stitch and pattern directions that are quite powerful because they don’t have a strong direction. I often turn to these types of stitches when I need something that is unusual but doesn’t have [...]

Shading a Face in Needlepoint, Part 3

canvas from Art Needlepoint

In our three-part series on shading a face in needlepoint, we’ve organized our threads and analyzed the canvas (read it here), and we’ve learned how to do basic and complex needleblending (read it here). Today we will finish up by discussing the process to stitch the face. Remember that each canvas is very different, so [...]

Shading a Face, Part 2

canvas from Art Needlepoint

Yesterday we covered the preliminary steps to take to make shading a face with realistically. Today we will cover the technique, needleblending, needed to stitch the face. Needleblending The definition of needleblending is very simple. Two or more colors of stranded threads are put together in the same needle. This creates intermediate shades. These may [...]