Hungarian Stitch and Variations

Hungarian Stitch, like Mosaic Stitch, it made from three stitches in graduated sizes. The difference is that Hungarian is worked vertically, rather than diagonally.

This easy-to-work stitch has a variety of variations, which can all be used to add pretty textured fills to any shape in your needlepoint project. Many of the stitches can be worked in two or more colors. Continue Reading “Hungarian Stitch and Variations”

Tent Stitch Variations

Tent stitch is a common stitch used in nearly any type of needlepoint. These stitches are produced when a single stitch is worked diagonally over a single intersection of the canvas.

In addition to the three basic types – BasketweaveHalf Cross and Continental which are discussed in detail on the Basic Tent Stitch page, there are also several variations. Many of these these can be worked in more than one color. Continue Reading “Tent Stitch Variations”

Basic Needlepoint Stitches – Tent Stitch

Tent stitch is a common stitch used in nearly any type of needlepoint. These stitches are produced when a single stitch is worked diagonally over a single intersection of the canvas. There are three types, and each has a different use and degree of coverage. The three types of tent stitch are Basketweave StitchHalf Cross Stitch and Continental Stitch, and while the stitches may look the same on the surface, they are worked differently, and have their own pros and cons. Continue Reading “Basic Needlepoint Stitches – Tent Stitch”

Mosaic Stitch and Variations

Mosaic Stitch is made from small squares of stitching, each containing 3 stitches of graduating sizes.  It’s similar in shape to Scotch stitch, but a bit smaller.

This easy-to-work stitch has a variety of variations, which can all be used to add pretty textured fills to any shape in your needlepoint project. Many of the stitches can be worked in two or more colors. Continue Reading “Mosaic Stitch and Variations”