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How to Create Beautiful Backgrounds on Your Needlepoint Canvases

Two Strategies For Creating Beautiful Backgrounds On Your Needlepoint Projects

By Ellen Johnson / May 6, 2024

Mastering Backgrounds On Your Needlepoint Projects Today, we’re diving into the world of backgrounds on your needlepoint projects. As a needlepoint artist, you know that the background can make or break your project. It’s not just about the focal point; the background plays a vital role in tying everything together to create a cohesive piece … Read more

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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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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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