Exploring the Painted Stitch Canvas

painted stitches tree needlepoint, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m perry, vintage canvas by kris

Originally posted 2012-02-02 07:08:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I was so excited when I found the vintage canvas on eBay awhile ago. I like it because the stitches are already painted on, much as the wonderful designs of Barbara Bergsten are. This type of needlepoint has the pattern of the stitch already there on […]

The Stitch Dictionary Without Peer

copyright Jo Ippolito Christensen

If you sat in a needlepoint shop or went to a guild meeting and surveyed stitchers about why they love The Needlepoint Book, most, if not all of them, would say “The Stitches!” I know it’s what entranced me from the beginning. I had no idea there were so many stitches, and that they were […]

Come Stitch with Me – Celebrate “E” Block

Computer24 by Tink Boord-Dill, used with permission

Originally posted 2008-09-02 07:07:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here’s the center block for the top, a big bold lower case e. The alphabet charted below, is Computer 24 from Tink’s Alphabets Tantalizing and Terrific. The background, below, is Criss-Cross Hungarian with Crosses stitched using a limited edition silk called Brazilian Boa from The Thread […]

Picking the Right Background Color

petei needlepoint alice in wonderland cheshire cat, stitched by needlepoint expert janet m perry

Originally posted 2011-11-12 07:12:53. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRecently I completed stitching this Cheshire Cat from Petei. I just adore the design, but finding the right color for the background was a real challenge. In finding it, I worked through some questions that can help you find the perfect background color for your designs. With […]

Diagonal Mosaic Variation in Log Cabin Sampler

copyright Napa Needlepoint

The second log in the major color uses a nice variation of Diagonal Mosaic that is an easy stitch for anyone to learn. Diagonal Mosaic is often one of the first textured stitches new needlepointers learn. That’s because it is stitched in diagonal rows alternating the Tent Stitch you learned with an extended Tent Stitch […]