Using Straight Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

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Aug 6, 2020
Straight stitches are a terrific way to add texture to your needlepoint projects.

Ready to dive into some stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint canvases? Terrific! Me, too. Let’s chat just a minute about stitch families before we get started, though. When you understand how stitches are grouped in families (and how those families relate to each other), it helps make choosing the best ones for your projects much easier. I like to categorize canvas embroidery stitches into these five families: straight, slanted, crossed, looped, and knotted.

Choosing Stitches for an Ornament

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Jul 23, 2020
Choosing stitches and threads for your canvases is just part of the process for writing a stitch guide.

This week’s blog post is a blast from the past – and it’s chock full of terrific information about writing your own stitch guides…

Texture in Needlepoint

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Jul 9, 2020

Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  Now, you’re probably wondering why I’m starting a needlepoint blog post about texture with a quote from Henry Ford, aren’t you? Well, it actually has more to do with needlepoint than you might think.

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