Adapting Plaids to Needlepoint

Plaid fabric

Originally posted 2008-11-28 06:54:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Plaids are one of the easiest types of fabric to adapt to needlepoint. Especially symmetrical plaids, such as tartans, make wonderful needlepoint. First we’ll talk about plaids and how they are constructed, then we’ll cover how to turn that into needlepoint. Plaids are woven patterns of […]

Jubilee Free Sampler Project – Needlepoint Plaid

Needlepoint plaid block, copyright 
Napa Needlepoint

This week we finish up the middle column of blocks with Shoofly. It goes next to Spool to finish up this column. The featured technique is needlepoint plaids. It uses a quilt block called Shoofly, one of the simplest nine-patch blocks. Needlepoint plaids were developed in the Needlepoint Renaissance of the 1970s. The sophistication of […]

Stitching the Plaid Needlepoint – Blog Stitching

This L'esprit de France canvas will be blog stitched (canvas from The Point of It All)

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 […]