Eye-popping Miniature Needlepoint

miniature shoes stitched on silk gauze by patricia richards

Originally posted 2010-07-19 07:34:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter On Mary Corbet’s wonderful blog there is a guest post from Patricia Richards. Patricia specializes in the most equisite and complex miniature needlepoint. From the complex casket worked on 72 count silk gauze to these amazing shoes, less than 1″ long, you will be stunned by [...]

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 [...]

Rittenhouse Needlepoint – Website Review

Originally posted 2012-07-08 07:38:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Based in Philadephia, Rittenhouse Needlepoint has quickly become a destination shop for stitchers in the area. Their original website has become a destination for stitchers elsewhere. As the company and their activities has grown, the original site didn’t do justice to the many facets of this [...]

Pattern Couching – Jubilee Free Needlepoint Pattern

Dolley Madison Star, copyright Napa Needlepoint

This weeks block is Dolley Madison Star and it features pattern couching as the technique. This block is directly below Spool, last week’s block. This technique is an adaptation of an old embroidery technique called Or Nue, where a layer of gold thread is laid down and then the stitching is done over it. Although [...]