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Stitch Pathways

By Ellen Johnson / June 30, 2022

What are stitch pathways? That’s a great question – and it’s a topic that, in my opinion, not enough stitchers know about. See, I believe that understanding stitch pathways is an essential skill for anyone who does needlepoint for a hobby. In fact, I think it ranks right up there with stitch families. Ellen Johnson

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Learn to Needlepoint

Learn to Needlepoint

By Ellen Johnson / January 23, 2020

So, you want to learn to needlepoint? Well, my friend, you’re in the right place. You see, I’ve been a stitcher for a reeaaalllly long time. My grandmother taught me how to do the continental tent stitch when I was nine years old – on a canvas that looked very much like the one in … Read more

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Choosing the Right Needle

By Ellen Johnson / July 26, 2017

Last time, we chatted about choosing threads for your canvases so, today, we’re going to talk about needlepoint needles. A tapestry needle is the needle of choice for working needlepoint. It’s a blunt-tipped hand sewing needle with an elongated eye. The large eye can hold thicker needlepoint yarn or multiple strands of needlepoint thread. The rounded end allows the needle to slip between … Read more

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