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All About The Rice Stitch…

By Ellen Johnson / February 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 … Read more

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

All About The Balloon Stitch

By Ellen Johnson / November 5, 2020

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 … Read more

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Testing Background Stitches For My New Canvas

By Ellen Johnson / November 13, 2019

IT’S SO COLD! We’re getting an early taste of winter here in Alabama this week. In fact, it’s 33 degrees (F) outside and it’s not going to get above 39 today. Eek! So, while I’m snuggled by the fire with a steaming cup of Vive le Thé, I thought it’d be fun to share one … Read more

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