Needlepoint Finishing – Basic 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 features needlepoint finishing information for making a basic bracelet.  This particular tutorial features a simple band with an elastic spacer, making a flexible band that can easily be slipped on and off the wrist without any buttons, hooks or other closures. Continue Reading “Needlepoint Finishing – Basic Bracelet”

Stitch of the Week – Threaded Running Stitch

Threaded Running Stitch VariationsI 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.

Threaded running stitch is a composite stitch made up of evenly-spaced lines of running stitch that are then threaded with 2 or more additional colors of thread. Continue Reading “Stitch of the Week – Threaded Running Stitch”

Chevron Stitch

The Chevron Stitch is an upright stitch worked in rows of varying lengths. The stitches are worked in up and down diagonal rows or waves and the stitch is often used in bargello projects. Use the stitch to fill an area, or in rows to make an interesting band. Use two or more colors in this stitch.

Chevron Stitch worked in 3 colors

Look around the explore the site – I’m sure you’ll find just the right stitch for your next project on the Needlepoint Stitches page… and remember that this site is optimized for mobile useThat means that as long as you can access this site from your smart phone, you have access to the stitches. There’s no need to download or pay for an app!

To find free patterns for needlepoint and embroidery on this site that you can stitch, visit the Patterns and Projects page, or check the main page for the latest additions.