Stitches

Use the diamond ray stitch for bird feathers and evergreen foliage.

All About The Diamond Ray Stitch

By Ellen Johnson / December 11, 2022

Winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21st, but since we’re almost there, let’s take a peek at a stitch that you can use on your winter themed canvases… the diamond ray stitch!  Ellen Johnson

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I used a variation of the Byzantine Scotch stitch for the scarf on this cute canvas by Pepperberry Designs.

All About The Byzantine Stitch

By Ellen Johnson / November 6, 2022

The Byzantine stitch is one of the first canvas embroidery stitches that I learned. It’s one of the most versatile stitch patterns of all – and you’ll find a LOT of variations of it in your stitch books. In fact, that’s a variation of the Byzantine Scotch stitch on Jingle’s scarf in the picture above. … Read more

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Needlepoint Stitches for Small Spaces

Needlepoint Stitches for Small Spaces

By Ellen Johnson / October 23, 2022

So, you have a cute little ornament that you want to stitch for a special someone. And you’d like to jazz it up with decorative stitches, but all of the design components are SO small! Which needlepoint stitches can you use for those small spaces? That’s a terrific question… Ellen Johnson

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