Knitting Patterns as Sources for Needlepoint

Wooly Dreams canvas, photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

Originally posted 2007-10-24 07:33:47. Republished by Blog Post PromoterKnitting holds a deep fascination for me. This could be because my grandmother was a phenominal knitter (American style) while, being left-handed, I couldn’t figure it out. Once I did and started knitting I found out I wasn’t good at it. But that doesn’t stop me from […]

Magnolia Stained Glass Free Needlepoint Project

Background Stitch (copyright Napa Needlepoint)

The next step in creating our needlepoint stained glass magnolia is to “frame” the needlepoint with a stitched area around the window. This accomplishes several things. First, it allows you to use a ready-made frame, making finishing the project easy and inexpensive. Second, creating a non-rectangular mat is expensive and difficult, so a stitched mat […]

Translating Filet Crochet Charts to Needlepoint

filet crochet swan, copyright Nikole Josephine Dixon

Even if you are unfamiliar with crochet, you have probably seen filet crochet. Using a combination of a crocheted “net” and areas of solid stitches, these technique often looks like lace. Like needlepoint, it is a charted technique using solid blocks to represent areas of stitching (in other words a whole-stitch chart). It is incredibly […]