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Do You Need a Good Clothing Stitch? Try the Needlepoint Stitch of the Week

Try Diagonal Scotch with Cross Stitch Variation.  Just to clarify the name of the stitch, all Scotch Stitches are diagonal; it is referred to as Diagonal Scotch when the group of individual Scotch Stitches moves in a diagonal flow.  I used this stitch on my Scheherazade (Melissa Shirley Wild Women series) canvas for the red […]

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Needlepoint Stitch of the Week

The Slanted Victorian Step stitch produces a strong, directional flow on your needlepoint canvas,  and works beautifully for hills and mountains, clothing (especially on a reclining figure), and,  lends itself well to the use of overdyed threads such as Gloriana Silk, Silk ‘n Colors,  Waterlilies, and Poppies, just to name a few.  In teaching a […]

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Needlepoint Stitch of the Week

This week, have a look at Alternating Mosaic.  This stitch is great for small areas, has a fairly quilted appearance, and is non-directional.   It is lovely stitched in stranded silk because you get such good light play.  Rainbow Galleries Petite Very Velvet looks grand, too. In the diagrams below, the upper has arrows indicating the […]

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