When Words Don’t Fail You

photo copyright Napa Needlepoint

This vintage canvas by dede gives you a head start to create a lovely but easy Tent Stitch background. All you need when the words are already there is two threads the same color with contrasting textures. The one that is more attention grabbing is used for the letters, the other is used for the […]

Two Great Stitches from Rittenhouse Needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-10-25 07:26:43. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe two stitches featured this week on Rittenhouse Needlepoint’s blog are outstanding stitches, not only for backgrounds, but as accents as well. Cushion Stitch, or Framed Scotch Stitch puts Scotch Stitches into Tent Stitch frames. Done all in the same thread, it creates a subtle texture. Do […]

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 […]

Stitching Basic Designs without Boredom

Copyright Needlepoint for Fun

This week’s guest post comes from Needlepoint for Fun and is reprinted with permission. Sometimes you might come across a needlepoint design that you love, but you may not be inclined to stitch it because there’s not enough “going on” on the canvas – funny sayings might be an example. Here are a few ideas […]