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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Stitch of the Week – Rice Stitch

Stitch of the Week – Rice Stitch

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. The stitch is ...

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Redwork BOM Quilt

Redwork BOM Quilt

For those of you who were familiar with the old NeedleKnowledge site, I’m happy to report that the Redwork BOM Quilt is back! This pattern originally appeared in my book, Easy Heirloom Embroidery, which is now out of print. However, ...

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May Flowers Pin Cushion

May Flowers Pin Cushion

April is finally over, the rains are gone and the flowers are in bloom! To celebrate, stitch the May Flowers Pin Cushion using basic counted thread techniques, including cross stitch and straight stitch. The design is worked in 5 colors ...

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Stitch of the Week – Threaded Running Stitch

Stitch of the Week – Threaded Running Stitch

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. ...

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Stitch of the Week – Brighton Stitch

Stitch of the Week – Brighton Stitch

It was difficult to get anything new posted this week, with the arrival of our third grand baby on Monday. I had intended to post a hand embroidery stitch used in an interesting way, but instead had to make do ...

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A New Addition

A New Addition

I’ve been offline all week because we have a new addition! This week I have not been able to post anything new here on the NeedleKnowledge site – although I will try to get something posted over the coming weekend. ...

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Hmmm… What’s This?

Hmmm… What’s This?

I’ve been working on a fun counted thread 4th of July free SAL that I’ll be posting the first week of May, and snapped this photo of my very nosy cat, Rambo. He’s my studio buddy, loves to nose around ...

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Stitch of the Week – Eggs in a Basket

Stitch of the Week – Eggs in a Basket

To celebrate Easter – and to kick off the stitch of the week series – I’m featuring Eggs in a Basket as our stitch this week. This colorful needlepoint stitch is worked similarly to other basic Arrowhead Stitches, but instead ...

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French Proverbs Kitchen Towels

French Proverbs Kitchen Towels

In honor of my wonderful extended stay in France while my husband was there on business – as well as an upcoming visit in the Fall – I’ve created the French Proverbs Embroidery Kitchen Towels pattern. It reminds me of ...

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Needlepoint Finishing – Bracelet

Needlepoint Finishing – Bracelet

Any rectangular strip of needlepoint can be finished as a bracelet. It’s a terrific way to use up small scraps of needlepoint canvas and yarn, and a great way to add a new piece to your wardrobe! This Knowledge Nugget ...

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