Experimenting with Needlepoint Patterns

If  you’ve been looking for a small project that you can tuck in your handbag to bring along on trips or errands, these little needlepoint doodles are perfect. They’re small, easy to tote with you and fun to stitch. I made 3 of the 4 different designs while on two 5-hour flights, with my supplies tucked into a small, clear zippered makeup case – always easier to get my tiny little embroidery scissors through security this way! Continue Reading “Experimenting with Needlepoint Patterns”

Keren Middle Eastern Needlepoint Pillow

Needlepoint and Canvaswork - Keren pillow

Stitch the Keren Middle Eastern inspired needlepoint project on mono canvas in basic continental or basketweave tent stitches. Eight colors of tapestry wool are used in this project, and while easy to stitch, the pattern is intended for intermediate stitchers due to the number of color changes that are required while following the charted design. Continue Reading “Keren Middle Eastern Needlepoint Pillow”

Summer Bouquet Needlepoint Pattern

Summer Bouquet Needlepoint PatternThis simple, free needlepoint pattern features a traditional Victorian-inspired summer floral bouquet worked in an earthy, monotone color scheme on brown mono canvas. It can be worked on white or natural-colored canvas as well, but I love the look of the colored canvas in this design.

I’ve finished stitching the project, but haven’t yet decided how I want to finish it. I seem to have more than enough framed needle art and pillows…

This a simple, charted design, worked from a chart. One square on the chart is equal to one stitch on the canvas, with the background area worked over 2 threads.

So far, I’m very pleased with the project, and look forward to figuring out what to do with it!

Additional free projects in a variety of needlework techniques can be found on the Patterns and Projects page, or visit the main page for the blog or to sign up for the newsletter. Continue Reading “Summer Bouquet Needlepoint Pattern”