French knot

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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K. Kringle by Sandra Gilmore - Stitches for Santa's Beard

Stitches For Santa’s Beard

By Ellen Johnson / December 17, 2020

If you get my weekly emails, you know that my stitching on Mardi Gras Santa came to a halt over the weekend. I don’t have some of the threads that I’d like to use on him, so I ordered them. Now, it’s “hurry up and wait” time. 😉 So, while we’re waiting, let’s chat about … Read more

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Using knotted stitches for flower centers is one of my favorite ways to add texture to a needlepoint canvas.

Using Knotted Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

By Ellen Johnson / August 27, 2020

I’m having soooo much fun sharing all of these different canvas embroidery stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint projects. Thank you for joining me! 🙂 Now, let’s do a quick recap of what we’ve covered so far: straight stitches, slanted stitches, and crossed stitches.  And this week, we’re gonna take a peek … Read more

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