• Wednesday , 23 August 2017

Counted Thread Flag SAL Part 4

Counted Thread Flag SAL Part 4

We’ve ready to complete the project! This week, in the Counted Thread Flag SAL Part 4 we’re stitching the border around the completed flag. If you’ve missed any of the other 3 parts of the SAL, you can find them ...

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Stitch of the Week – Long Armed Cross Stitch

Stitch of the Week – Long Armed Cross Stitch

This week I thought I’d post Long Armed Cross Stitch as our Stitch of the Week since we’ll be using it in Part 3 of the Counted Thread Flag SAL. Long armed cross stitch is worked in bands or rows, ...

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Stitch of the Week – Tent Stitch

Stitch of the Week – Tent Stitch

The Tent Stitch is a type of tent stitch, and is the most basic of all needlepoint stitches, forming a single, diagonal stitch over an intersection of canvas. There are three main types of Tent Stitch, each has a different ...

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Jazz Up Your Spring Wardrobe

Jazz Up Your Spring Wardrobe

Use embroidery to jazz up your Spring wardrobe by stitching on pre-made items, like purses, shoes, scarves, belts and blouses! In this example, I’ve used basic embroidery stitches to embellish a purse I found on sale at a chain store ...

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Stitch of the Week – Chevron Stitch

Stitch of the Week – Chevron Stitch

Our stitch of the week is one of my favorite needlepoint stitches. The Chevron Stitch is worked in upright rows of varying lengths, in multiple colors. The stitches are worked in up and down undulating, diagonal rows or waves, and ...

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Framed Fabric Flowers Scrap Craft

Framed Fabric Flowers Scrap Craft

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 ...

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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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