Jubilee Free Sampler Project – Needlepoint Plaid

Needlepoint plaid block, copyright 
Napa Needlepoint

This week we finish up the middle column of blocks with Shoofly. It goes next to Spool to finish up this column. The featured technique is needlepoint plaids. It uses a quilt block called Shoofly, one of the simplest nine-patch blocks. Needlepoint plaids were developed in the Needlepoint Renaissance of the 1970s. The sophistication of [...]

Print Needlepoint Canvas on your Inkjet Printer

Originally posted 2008-07-15 08:24:16. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver the weekend I learned about this great blog post from Judy Heim. It gives you step-by-step instructions for printing a needlepoint canvas on you inkjet printer. (scroll down past the copyright notice to get the instructions. I tried doing this several years ago, with MUCH less [...]

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 [...]

Jubliee Free Needlepoint Sampler – Textured Stitches

Sawtooth, copyright Napa Needlepoint

Sawtooth can be found in the middle row below Dolley Madison Star. It uses textured stitches. Textured stitches are one of the real delights of needlepoint. They add interest to your canvas, create different impressions and provide the stitcher with a much more interesting project than simply doing Tent Stitch. When using textured stitches on [...]