Ready to take on Stretcher Bars?

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Apr 8, 2021
This Julie Mar canvas is mounted on a stretcher bar frame.

 

Is your needlepoint canvas all wonky when you finish stitching it? Do you struggle with blocking? Are you having a hard time making your decorative stitches look like the pictures you see on Facebook? It might be time for stretcher bars!

All About the Criss-Cross Hungarian Stitch

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Apr 1, 2021
The criss-cross Hungarian stitch is one of my all-time favorite stitches.

It’s time for a peek at another one of my all-time favorite canvas embroidery stitches – the criss-cross Hungarian stitch! It’s a combination stitch because two different stitches are joined together to create a new stitch: the Hungarian stitch and the standard cross-stitch.

All About The Rice Stitch…

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Feb 18, 2021

This week, we’re going to take a wee break from looking at needlepoint stands. Instead, we’re exploring the rice stitch.  It’s one of those versatile stitches that you can use in a variety of places on your needlepoint canvases. It makes a terrific border. Some people even use it as a background stitch! The rice stitch is a member of the crossed stitch family. There are oodles of variations of this stitch.

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