How Did that Thread Get Dyed?

from Pintangle

If you are like most stitchers you probably don’t think much about how your threads get dyed. And we shouldn’t really, it’s kind of like knowing how a car engine works — nice but not essential for the task at hand. But you will find some terms used over and over. Today I’m going to [...]

Start of Long & Short Stitch Tutorial

Originally posted 2009-08-03 06:55:25. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLong and Short Stitch is a free embroidery stitch adapted to needlepoint and used to make realistic shading. Similar to Random Stitch, which we covered in two posts last week, Long and Short Stitch is a fantastic method for stitching flower petals and other items which need [...]

25 Stitches for Buildings now Available as Needlepoint Independent Study

Exciting Stitches for Buildings in my newest NIS class

Whether you are stitching an historic city street or a modern skyline, you’ll love the stitches in the latest 25 Stitches class — 25 Stitches for Buildings. Now available as a Needlepoint Independent Study (NIS) class, every stitcher will benefit from the great ideas in this three-lesson class. You’ll learn stitches and strategies for making [...]

What Can you Stitch on Silk Gauze

Around for centuries, silk gauze is a type of interlock canvas woven from almost transparent silk threads. Most often found in small mesh (up to 60-mesh), it has more recently become available in easier-to-see 18 and 20-mesh. Kreinik sells it all. Because gauze is very expensive it’s usually sold in cut pieces mounted into mat [...]

Blog-stitching a Plaid — the Results


In the previous articles in this series, I talked about stitching plaids in general and about how to analyze a plaid for stitching. It’s time to start stitching the plaid. I made two decisions. The first was to treat the single lines as solid lines of stitching. The second was to highlight most of these [...]