Stash Busting Project – Stitch your Stash around the World

Originally posted 2008-08-07 12:06:45. Republished by Blog Post PromoterMy friend, Barbara Bergsten has just posted the start of a wonderful Scrap Bag Needlepoint project. The idea will be to use your stash threads to make a needlepoint Trip around the World quilt. I’m so excited about this, and not just because my stash is big. [...]

Are You Crazy about Cashmere Stitch?

craftsman trees cashmere stitch needlepoint by janet perry

I am as you can see from the sampler above (available as an ebook here). The second year of my hugely popular 25 stitches series begins May 15, 2014 with 25 Cashmere Stitches. In this three-lesson email course, you’ll learn 25 variations of Cashmere Stitch to increase your stitch knowledge and to add interest to [...]

Blog-stitching a Plaid — the Results


In the previous articles in this series, I talked about stitching plaids in general and about how to analyze a plaid for stitching. It’s time to start stitching the plaid. I made two decisions. The first was to treat the single lines as solid lines of stitching. The second was to highlight most of these [...]

Stitching the Easy Bargello Landscape – Part II

Lovely threads & varying Bargello stitches combine to make a great landscape

Now that you have picked your threads and drawn the lines on your canvas, it’s time to start stitching your landscape. This is Bargello so all the stitches will be straight stitches going over more than three threads. Because we chose not to draw the lines parallel, it’s rare that two threads will share a [...]

How to Make an Original Bargello Landscape

Summer Mountain from Isabel's Needlepoint is an inspiration for your original landscape

This abstract canvas from Isabel’s Needlepoint is a perfect jumping off point for creating an original landscape to be stitched in Bargello needlepoint. You can make a charming seasonal landscape easily. First draw a long rectangle on your canvas, this one is 6.5×4. If you want it to be easy to finish make it the [...]