Stitches for Needlepoint is more than just a directory of stitches. Here you can delve into the world of needlepoint stitches by learning about scale, compensation, and variation. All stitchers will love the many articles on specific topics, such as the ones mentioned above (they are listed and linked below) and find great ideas and stitch diagrams in the Stitch Dictionary.
Everyone will love being part of the 25 Stitches series which covers stitches for particular uses (backgrounds, clothing, etc.) or variations of a particular stitch, and the articles on specific types of stitches.
The Stitch Dictionary links you to diagrams and/or information about specific stitches and stitch families. They are classified by type of stitch. If it is a diagram only, that is noted.
Scotch Stitch: This page includes:
Mosaic Stitch: The smallest box stitch, here you’ll find:
Interlaced Cross Stitch (diagram)
Basketweave, Continental, & Half-Cross Stitch
Overcast & Binding Stitches
Stitches for Effect
These articles cover the use of stitches and threads for a particular needlepoint effect. They go step-by-step through what stitches and threads to choose to make this effect on canvas. Often we don’t think about how stitches for needlepoint can clearly define the texture of something. These articles will help you do that.
Unless the article is a live link (underlined and in a different color), the article is not yet available. I’m working as fast as I can to get these on the site for you.
Types of Needlepoint Stitches
Making Stitch Variations
Free Patterns Featuring Stitches
Are You New to Needlepoint and Want to Learn More?
If you are new to needlepoint, you can sign up to receive, free, our brochure about Continental and Basketweave Stitches. You can also take advantage of the pages which talk about great stitches for beginners. Just use the Ask Janet link on the left to request it.
In our email course, Right from the Beginning, you will learn several stitches and use them in your first project.