LAS Mini-sock Double Cross

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Originally posted 2011-05-09 07:01:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This mini-sock features five cross stitches, all that have “double” in their names. I tried something different with this sock, Tahiti is used in every patch, along with a red thread. I did that because I wanted some consistency. But I got too much consistency. If […]

Canvas Work Stitches, Vol 2, Book Review

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Square Herringbone Stitch and Florentine Embroidery, Diane Grant, Tandem Books, 2013, 20 (British pounds) Diane Grant is a fearless embroiderer. As is the case with many British stitchers she incorporates buttons, beads, and paper in her work. She colors her canvases. Unlike many British stitches she puts these techniques to use with more common techniques […]

Shapes of Needlepoint series 3 – Book Review

Originally posted 2012-06-18 06:58:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterSandra Arthur, 2012, http://www.duodesigns.com If you are like me, you’re a stitcher who mostly avoids borders (and therefore corners), and odd shapes such as ovals, hexagons, and parallelograms. After reading Sandra’s book, I’m ready to jump right in because it’s packed full of clever ideas and stitches. […]

Paris – A Lovely Needlepoint Stitch

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Originally posted 2010-04-27 07:28:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Rittenhouse Needlepoint in Philadelphia has a series of posts on their blog about great stitches for needlepoint. The most recent is Paris Stitch, pictured here. This wonderful straight stitch is great both as a stitch for small spaces (use only one thread here) or as a […]