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 [...]

Blog Stitching – Analyzing the Plaid

This L'esprit de France canvas will be blog stitched

When a plaid is woven, it’s really two sets of stripes that intersect. Tartan patterns arre called setts. These patterns are registered and are used to create and weave specific named plaids. You can express plaids as one or two sets of stripes in a similar way. One set of stripes is done if the [...]

Stitching the Plaid Needlepoint – Blog Stitching

This L'esprit de France canvas will be blog stitched

Tartan plaids have a timeless appeal. One year they might be very trendy, another year they may have disappeared from the closets of the fashionable, but they never go away completely. While I’ve stitched plenty of charted tartans, stitching this stitch-painted canvas is going to be a new venture for me. Throughout this month, I’ll [...]

Tartans and Needlepoint – A Clarification

The actual tartan registry showing woven samples from The Scottish Registry of Tartans

Originally posted 2010-09-01 17:24:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThere is talk going around the internet yet again, that it is illegal to chart Scottish tartans except for personal use. I have done extensive research and corresponded with the Official Tartan Registry in the UK about this. Quite simply, this assertion in untrue except in limited [...]

Letter Perfect Plaids – Project Review


Finger Step Designs, 2012 Plaids create dynamic backgrounds. Whether tartans, madras, or flannel shorts, they remain popular for everyone from preppy princesses to grunge rockers. There’s even a day, Plaidurday, just to celebrate them! This Finger Step Designs project pack has 25 different plaids, mostly in bright colors, that are the backgrounds for a set [...]