Adding a Name to a Ready-Made Needlepoint Stocking

Originally posted 2009-12-03 07:12:29. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe second part of the house will run tomorrow, my apologies. Last weekend a reader asked: “I have store-bought needlepoint Christmas stocking. I want to needlepoint (or use some other method) to put a child’s name on the stocking. Can I needlepoint over what is already there? [...]

New Ways with Backgrounds – Tent Stitch

One of the more frustrating aspects of doing needlepoint is coming face-to-face with a large undefined background which needs to be filled. The traditional way to solve this problem is to fill it with tent stitch. And what’s the result? A lovely piece which you may end up abandoning because the background bores you. Now [...]

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 [...]