Straight Stitches Next to Diagonal Stitches

Originally posted 2012-05-27 07:16:31. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI know very accomplished needlepointers who avoid Straight Stitches for two reasons. One of these is the difficulties of having Straight and Diagonal Stitches next to each other. I feel often as if no matter what I do, it’s going to look bad. I’m afraid that, all […]

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. […]

Five Alternating Diagonal Stitches

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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 […]