Category : Stitches

Frog Stitch or Ripping Out Needlepoint

An aspect of how to do needlepoint which we all encounter is having to rip out your stitches. Sometimes this is called frog stitch or even frogging. You may have seen frog stitching referred to or talked about. If you went to your stitch guides looking for instruction on how to do it. — youRead more

Ming Stitch

June 8, 2016Stitches Standard

Ming Stitch is one of the easiest and most versitile stitches for needlepoint. I first learned about it from one of Brenda Hart’s books. I love it because its oval shape is unusual, and, because it’s rounded, works really well with round focal points. Here are two versions. Ming is oriented so it creates columnsRead more

Directional Light

June 7, 2016Stitches, Threads Standard

You may have wondered why does the color of my needlepoint thread change when the direction of the stitch changes. This aspect of some threads is called directional light. The reasons for it have to do with the way light reflects of the surface of some fibers. In these threads, change the direction of theRead more

Double Linen Stitch

June 7, 2016Stitches Standard

Double Linen is one of my favorite little stitches for needlepoint. It’s just so pretty. It gives a nice woven texture, and has a nice presence. As you can see it is a Straight Stitch, but don’t let this deter you, it’s actually easy to do. Because it’s so small, some of the problems withRead more

Continental Stitch

June 7, 2016Stitches Standard

Continental Stitch is a wonderful and much maligned stitch for needlepoint. It’s so easy to learn, gives you tremendous control over your threads, and is so relaxing. If you are a beginner, it is the easiest stitch to learn. Properly done, it creates a firm needlepoint canvas. BUT If you’ve been needlepointing for awhile, youRead more

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