Originally posted 2011-11-06 07:30:07. Republished by Blog Post PromoterBeStitched has two new videos up, both on making ribbon flowers. These make wonderful, dimensional additions to your needlepoint, that are lovely, easy, and unexpected. Watch the first one here. Watch the second one here.
Originally posted 2010-11-04 07:23:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter One of the more perplexing things I stitch in needlepoint is foam. In fact, mostly I try to avoid pieces that have foam on them because I think it is hard. Foam, such as you find on tops of waves or in beer heads, is uniform [...]
Buildings can be so much fun to stitch because with thread and stitches you can convey so much texture. This 25 Stitches class is going to give you great new stitches to make roofs, siding, bricks, and more. But it goes beyond to show you how to use stitches you already know to convery glass, [...]
I don’t know about you, but I tend to shy away from canvases that have flowers on them. I like flowers just fine, but I always have problems making them look smooth. That is, until I took a class from Brenda Hart and learned her foolproof method for making flower petals. The trick is the [...]
Call it T Stitch, T’s Stitch, or Alicia’s Lace, this little Tent Stitch variation is my favorite stitch. You can use it so many ways: a great background (see below) a fast alternative to Tent Stitch a fun textured stitch for small spaces Making T Stitch You can make T Stitch in straight lines, diagonal [...]