needlepoint stitches

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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Needlepoint Stitches for Small Spaces

Needlepoint Stitches for Small Spaces

By Ellen Johnson / October 23, 2022

So, you have a cute little ornament that you want to stitch for a special someone. And you’d like to jazz it up with decorative stitches, but all of the design components are SO small! Which needlepoint stitches can you use for those small spaces? That’s a terrific question… Ellen Johnson

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The upright cross stitch is an essential stitch that every needlepointer should know.

The Upright Cross Stitch…

By Ellen Johnson / August 21, 2022

The upright cross stitch is exactly what it sounds like – a cross stitch that’s standing upright. It’s a smallish stitch and that makes it the perfect choice for a variety of design components. (Remember, a design component is an object on your canvas.) Ellen Johnson

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