Category : Needlepoint Techniques

Needlepoint Damask

August 18, 2016Needlepoint Techniques, Stitches Standard

When there is so much from which to choose, what needlepoint background stitches do you use? Sometimes a textured stitch is too much, but plain old Tent Stitch is too dull and looks too flat. One solution often used, especially in the 70’s, was Tent Stitch patterns in two different colors. To our eyes, theRead more

How to Stitch Bargello Needlepoint

Bargello Needlepoint is almost always made from straight stitches going over a number of threads, usually four. Thee pattern is made by proceeding in steps up a usually a fixed number of threads. More than one stitch can be on the same step, making a horizontal line of stitches. To make a Bargello stitch bringRead more

How to Transfer a Drawing to Canvas to Make your own Design

Needlepoint creation frees you to make any design you like. By learning how to transfer line drawings to canvas, you can accomplish this with ease. The most difficult thing is finding a picture you like which has clear outlines and not too much detail. Once you have that, the whole process takes about 15 minutes.Read more

What Is Petitpoint?

June 19, 2016Needlepoint Techniques Standard

Petitpoint is a term used for needlepoint which is done on a canvas with a higher mesh count (more threads = smaller holes). When I first started doing needlepoint, the size we consider standard (18 mesh mono canvas) was thought of as petitpoint. Although much hand painted needlepoint canvas is on 18 mesh, other thingsRead more


This needlepoint instruction shows you how to do clumping, an easy way to use hand-dyed and overdyed threads. Areas done in clumping are done in two passes, the first pass is easiest to do in Continental, while the second pass can be done in Basketweave or Continental. In the samples, I have used a shadeRead more

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