How Did that Thread Get Dyed?

from Pintangle

If you are like most stitchers you probably don’t think much about how your threads get dyed. And we shouldn’t really, it’s kind of like knowing how a car engine works — nice but not essential for the task at hand. But you will find some terms used over and over. Today I’m going to [...]

Start of Long & Short Stitch Tutorial

Originally posted 2009-08-03 06:55:25. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLong and Short Stitch is a free embroidery stitch adapted to needlepoint and used to make realistic shading. Similar to Random Stitch, which we covered in two posts last week, Long and Short Stitch is a fantastic method for stitching flower petals and other items which need [...]

What Can you Stitch on Silk Gauze

Around for centuries, silk gauze is a type of interlock canvas woven from almost transparent silk threads. Most often found in small mesh (up to 60-mesh), it has more recently become available in easier-to-see 18 and 20-mesh. Kreinik sells it all. Because gauze is very expensive it’s usually sold in cut pieces mounted into mat [...]

How to Make Waste Knots

Learn how to use Waste Knots in this tutorial

Do you find yourself needing a third hand to hold down your thread ends when you start threads? Are you tired of your tails coming out when you just pass them through the back of the stitches when starting? Ler me introduce you to your new best friend — the Waste Knot. Called this because [...]

Adding Your Signature to Needlepoint

Whistler's butterfly signature

Originally posted 2010-06-17 07:50:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterJane recently asked me for ideas for “signing” her needlepoint, as she has not found a good way to do this. It’s a problem many stitchers face, myself included. I can think of four ways to approach this. The last two approaches are taken from the art [...]