Our featured embroidery stitch this week is the Rice Stitch. It’s a favorite among needlepointers, but is also a gorgeous stitch to work in a counted thread embroidery project as a filling, or in bands and borders. Continue Reading “Stitch of the Week – Rice Stitch”
Looking for something crafty to make this Spring? Put together these pretty Fabric Flowers in a Frame.
This project can help you use up an assortment of crafty odds and ends. Use leftover scraps of quilting fabrics and half-used bottles of acrylic craft paint, and raid your stash for buttons to be used as the flower centers. Continue Reading “Framed Fabric Flowers Scrap Craft”
I had several comments earlier this month asking about the unusual stitch used in two of the bands on this year’s Easter SAL. It’s actually nothing more than a variation of the Threaded Running Stitch – a really common stitch.
Threaded running stitch is a composite stitch made up of evenly-spaced lines of running stitch that are then threaded with 2 or more additional colors of thread. Continue Reading “Stitch of the Week – Threaded Running Stitch”
Parisian Stitches are composed of long and short alternating vertical stitches. In the double versions which are often known as Old Florentine stitches, pairs of the two stitch lengths alternate. The stitch can be used as a solid filling, or to make textured stripes, rows and bands. Continue Reading “Parisian Stitch and Parisian Variations”
The Milanese Stitch is worked in diagonal rows or arrowhead-shaped stitches. Each stitch is made of four individual stitches, each getting progressively larger, being worked over one, two, three and four intersections of canvas. It can be worked in a single color, or in two or more colors by working each diagonal row in a different color. Continue Reading “Milanese Stitch”
The Lattice Stitch is a composite stitch. It’s made using an upright cross stitch worked over two threads, surrounded by diagonal stitches worked over two intersections.I have found it easier to work the diagonal framing stitches first, and then fill them with the colored, upright cross stitches. Continue Reading “Lattice Stitch”
The Chevron Stitch is an upright stitch worked in rows of varying lengths. The stitches are worked in up and down diagonal rows or waves and the stitch is often used in bargello projects. Use the stitch to fill an area, or in rows to make an interesting band. Use two or more colors in this stitch.
Look around the explore the site – I’m sure you’ll find just the right stitch for your next project on the Needlepoint Stitches page… and remember that this site is optimized for mobile use. That means that as long as you can access this site from your smart phone, you have access to the stitches. There’s no need to download or pay for an app!
To find free patterns for needlepoint and embroidery on this site that you can stitch, visit the Patterns and Projects page, or check the main page for the latest additions.