Stitches

The pink flower petals are stitched in the reversed mosaic stitch.

The Reversed Mosaic Stitch

By Ellen Johnson / September 18, 2022

It’s National Needlepoint Month, so I thought we’d celebrate by taking a closer look at one of my all-around favorite stitches – the reversed mosaic stitch!  Ellen Johnson

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The upright cross stitch is an essential stitch that every needlepointer should know.

The Upright Cross Stitch…

By Ellen Johnson / August 21, 2022

The upright cross stitch is exactly what it sounds like – a cross stitch that’s standing upright. It’s a smallish stitch and that makes it the perfect choice for a variety of design components. (Remember, a design component is an object on your canvas.) Ellen Johnson

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The lavender flowers are worked in French knots on this canvas by Maggie and Co., Lavender Fields.

All About French Knots

By Ellen Johnson / August 7, 2022

French knots are, by far, my favorite stitch. While the French knot is not “technically” a canvas embroidery stitch, you can definitely use it to add texture and visual interest to your needlepoint projects.  Ellen Johnson

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