Paris – A Lovely Needlepoint Stitch

needlepoint paris stitch

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 [...]

Five Alternating Diagonal Stitches

canvas copyright Princess & Me, photo copyright NapaNeedlepoint

By picking a stitch that alternates direction, you overcome a common mismatch in needlepoint – when the direction of the stitch is different from the direction of the stitched object. Here’s an easy example for you to think about. Pictured above is the Golden Gate Bridge ornament from Princess & Me. I stitched the background [...]

Stitch Direction & Needlepoint – Part 2

Tied Oblong Cross Stitch

Originally posted 2010-02-25 12:53:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter While straight and diagonal stitches cover most needlepoint stitches, there are three other stitch and pattern directions that are quite powerful because they don’t have a strong direction. I often turn to these types of stitches when I need something that is unusual but doesn’t have [...]

Free Stitch Guides from Associated Talents

Originally posted 2011-12-30 06:50:12. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAssociated Talents now has free PDF guides for a number of their canvases now available on their site. The guides have color pictures of the stitched canvas, a supply list, color charts of the stitches, and explanations of any specialized techniques used. These include their inventive techniques [...]