Using Crossed Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

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Aug 20, 2020
Using crossed stitches to embellish your canvases, like this one from Pippin Designs, is a terrific way to add texture and perspective.

Last week, we explored some slanted stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint canvases. And guess what?! Now we’re gonna explore cross (or crossed) stitches. A crossed stitch is comprised of two – or more – straight stitches that cross over each other to form a new stitch. They come in lots of different shapes and forms, including the standard cross-stitch, the upright cross stitch, and the Smyrna cross, just to name a few. 🙂

Using Straight Stitches on Your Needlepoint Canvases

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Aug 6, 2020
Straight stitches are a terrific way to add texture to your needlepoint projects.

Ready to dive into some stitches that you can use to embellish your needlepoint canvases? Terrific! Me, too. Let’s chat just a minute about stitch families before we get started, though. When you understand how stitches are grouped in families (and how those families relate to each other), it helps make choosing the best ones for your projects much easier. I like to categorize canvas embroidery stitches into these five families: straight, slanted, crossed, looped, and knotted.

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