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 […]

Roman Mosaics in Britain

roman mosaic from bath reproduced in blackwork and needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-08-06 07:37:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so jazzed about the idea to use filet crochet charts as needlepoint that it got me excited about adaptation. There are so many wonderful sources of great ideas out there. This week, except Tuesday, I’ll be featuring articles from the archives about adaptation. You’ll […]

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 […]