Stitching a Sweater

Knitting or Stockinette Stitch

Originally posted 2011-07-16 07:13:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter If you’ve been needlepointing awhile, you’ve probably come across some stitches that look like knitting. Two popular ones are Diagonal Knitting and Kalem. My problem with them is that they seem to big for the tiny sweaters I find on my needlepoint. Ass a result, I [...]

More than a Whiter Shade of Pale

design copyright Kathy Schenkel, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Originally posted 2012-10-13 07:18:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSkin Tone Colors in Thread My husband grew up being good friends with a family that has produced three gifted coemdians, the Meehans (see them in action on the Meehan Brothers’ site). One of their early routines was about Irish Tanning Heroes and has tons of jokes [...]

Glow-in-the-dark Threads

canvas copyright Sandy Grossman-Morris, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint.

Let’s say you want to do some Halloween stitching.Let’s also say you want to enhance the scare factor by making some parts glow-in-the-dark. What threads can you choose to get this effect? Kreinik makes glow-in-the-dark threads in metallics in several sizes. You’ll know these because the numbers all have “F” after them. Their conductive thread [...]

Fray that Thread!

frayed Kreink thread tassel attached to needlepoint

Originally posted 2012-08-25 06:52:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Kreinik had a great post on their blog recently. It talked about intentionally fraying the ends of their threads to make tassels. The directions had instructions on how to create a fusible tassel using their iron-on threads. Although the instructions are designed to fuse onto paper, [...]