All About The Balloon Stitch

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Nov 5, 2020
Learn all about the balloon stitch and how you can use it on your needlepoint canvases...

Earlier this week, I shared the balloon stitch with you on Needlepoint TV™.  It’s a very functional stitch – and it’s one that you can use on your canvases in a variety of ways. It’s a rather large stitch which means you’ll need plenty of space in order to establish the pattern, so keep that in mind when considering it for one of your projects. The balloon stitch is a member of the straight stitch family.

A Scrapbook of Stitch Samplers

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Oct 29, 2020
Stitch samplers are a terrific way to practice new stitches.

The very first canvas embroidery stitch I learned – way back in the day – was the mosaic stitch. There are literally hundreds of canvas embroidery stitches that you can use to add depth and dimension to your needlepoint projects. And back in late September and early October, I hosted the 2020 Stitch Challenge to help needlepointers expand their stitch repertoires. More than 600 stitchers from around the world took part in that fun-filled three weeks. Several of those stitchers created samplers from their doodle canvases.

Celebrating With Stitches

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Oct 8, 2020
Criss-Cross Hungarian S

The 2020 Stitch Challenge is in the books. Well, almost in the books. (We still have prizes to award… squeeee!!!) More than 600 stitchers participated and it was a B L A S T!! (If you’re not sure what the Stitch Challenge is, click here to read more about it.) The short version is that I shared 16 canvas embroidery stitches you can use on your needlepoint canvases to add texture and visual interest to them.

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