Make a Counted Thread Flag using just 3 colors of floss, a piece of linen and basic counted thread stitches. This project was the featured SAL for May-June of 2014 and is a terrific way to build your skills. It’s also a lot of fun to make! Continue Reading “Counted Thread Flag SAL”
Stitch this classic two-tone sampler cross stitch and back stitch, exclusive to NeedleKnowledge®. The pattern uses just two colors of floss, so it can be easily adapted to your favorite color palette. The finished size of the sampler is 12×16″ when worked on 14-count Aida, or 11×14″ when worked on 16-count Aida. Continue Reading “Red Quaker Sampler in Cross Stitch”
Celebrate Autumn by stitching this pretty acorn and leaf medallion. The completed embroidery design can be finished as an ornament or as a biscornu – you can even frame it if you prefer. The design is worked in basic cross stitch, with the tendril accents worked in back stitch. It’s quick and easy to stitch and is perfect for the beginning stitcher. Continue Reading “Autumn Acorn Medallion in Cross Stitch”
This project was originally featured in the book Easy Heirloom Embroidery, back in 2001, but the classic pattern is just as relevant today.
Stitch the pretty Mediterranean-style towel in a traditional grapevine design in earthy tones using both cross stitch and counted thread techniques – the towel is enhanced with optional drawn thread bands and a self-fabric fringe.
The materials list below is enough to make two towels, or for a table runner having the bands at each short end.* Continue Reading “Mediterranean Grapes in Cross Stitch and Counted Thread”