Log Cabin Needlepoint Stitch Sampler Free Pattern

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The Log Cabin Needlepoint Stitch Sampler packs lots of texture and unusual stitches into an 8″ square pillow. Some of the stitches are common, but others are rarely seen these days. The sampler will appear every Tuesday over the next several weeks. One area of the sampler will be presented each week, so that you […]

Turning Photographs to Needlepoint

Originally posted 2003-03-03 17:53:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Recently I’ve been working on a needlepoint which is based on a photo I took late last year. I have always shied away from doing this, because all the many colors of photos don’t (I think) translate particularly well to stitching. Using the photo conversion features […]

Offset Needlepoint Bargello Free Pattern

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This week’s Bargello Bell Pattern is based on a charming quilt design with a simple Bargello needlepoint pattern. Most Bargello has patterns that repeat. That’s what makes Bargello such a wonderful technique that fits in with absolutely any kind of decor. They repeat in two ways. First off the sequence of colors repeats throughout the […]

Bargello Bells Free Needlepoint Project

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Bargello always delights mew because it is so changeable. With a single simple stitch you can create so many looks. I never tire of exploring Bargello. Lately a big source of inspiration for me has been Bargello quilts. While, often, they are challenging to convert to needlepoint, they act as a spring to my imagination […]

Jubilee Block – Needlepoint Marble

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We finish up the blocks for Jubilee with the most delightful Tent Stitch technique — a needlepoint version of marble! It uses a technique developed by David McCaskill for one of his teaching pieces which allows the stitcher to make faux marble designs on canvas. It is a simple technique which gives amazing results. Nonsense, […]