Stitching Sand

Originally posted 2009-07-23 07:06:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter A reader asked me a question about threads and stitches to use for stitching sand. Sand can be tough because it has an uneven texture and most of our threads are smooth. It has texture but one which is non-directional and most of our stitches have […]

Stitch a Needlepoint Tartan for Christmas

vermont charted needlepoint or cross stitch tartan plaid, designed by needlepoint expert janet m. perry

UPDATE: I realized this morning that I forgot the stitched picture of the shadow stitching technique on yesterday’s blog. Check the post after 11 AM Pacific 12/7/12 for the picture. My apologies. Who doesn’t like a plaid? This year delight the folks on your list by making them a quick and easy needlepoint tartan gift […]

Interview about Needlepoint

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Originally posted 2009-07-19 07:35:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I’m so delighted that my friend Sister Diane interviewed me for one of my favorite blogs, Craftypod. We talk about needlepoint, why it’s such a great craft, and how we can change how needlepoint is perceived. Check it out!

Shadow Stitching and Different Colors in Needlepoint

Golden Ears by donna horn, needlepoint canvas by art needlepoint

You may have heard of “shadow stitching” or “lite stitching.” It’s a technique that lets the image on the canvas show through by stitching it with thin threads. If you are like me you probably haven’t used it much because you aren’t sure where to put it. I’ve found a perfect (and easy) use. So […]

Two Great Stitches from Rittenhouse Needlepoint

Originally posted 2009-10-25 07:26:43. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The 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. […]