Grab-n-Go Stitches is a handy little on-the-go stitch book by the Lone Star Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild. It’s a humdingerdoozy of a volume that’s chock full of more than 450 stitch illustrations that you can use for your needlepoint projects. A terrific addition to your needlepoint library for sure – but there’s something you need to know…
Last week, we chatted about needlepoint stitch pathways and some questions have popped up, so I thought we’d take a look at some examples here today. Before we dive in though, let’s do a quickie review of what a needlepoint stitch pathway is. Simply put, it’s the order in which you execute each part of a stitch or stitch pattern.
Do you know what needlepoint stitch pathways are? (It’s okay if you don’t – that’s what we’re gonna talk about here today.) Before we dive into this week’s topic, though, let’s start by defining stitch diagrams. A stitch diagram is an illustration that shows you the individual parts of a canvas embroidery stitch (aka, decorative stitch). Some stitch diagrams have letters and numbers on them, and that makes them soooo much easier to use, especially if you’re new to needlepoint or have been away from it for a while. But sometimes, you come across stitch diagrams that don’t have letters or numbers on them. Then what?
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