Testing Background Stitches For My New Canvas

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Nov 13, 2019

IT’S SO COLD!

We’re getting an early taste of winter here in Alabama this week. In fact, it’s 33 degrees (F) outside and it’s not going to get above 39 today. Eek! So, while I’m snuggled by the fire with a steaming cup of Vive le Thé, I thought it’d be fun to share one of the background stitches I’m considering for my “Believe” canvas with you…

Revisiting Needlepoint Stitch Pathways

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Oct 22, 2019
Revisiting needlepoint stitch pathways

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.

Needlepoint Stitch Pathways – Why You Need To Know

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Oct 16, 2019
Stitch diagrams are like roadmaps that guide you along needlepoint stitch pathways

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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