How to use a Flat Iron On Threads

This week’s #MustWatchMonday video tutorial is on how to use a common flat iron to straighten threads and ribbons. This will help them lay flatter after being on a spool or skein. Watch the video and leave a comment in the section below. Subscribe...

This week’s #MustWatchMonday video tutorial is on how to do an alternating continental stitch in beads. In this video we are using a size 13 canvas with a size 11 bead so that you can see the pattern in a larger format. This stitch is perfect if you want to...
Learn How To Ruche Threads

Learn How To Ruche Threads

This week’s #MustWatchMonday stitch tutorial is for ruching threads. Lisa shows you how to ruche thread to create a 3-dimensional design on your next canvas. She is using Petite Sparkle Rays from Rainbow Gallery on Patti Mann’s Food Truck Canvas. Have a...

Learn How To Rip Threads

This week’s #MustWatchMonday stitch tutorial is for ripping threads. At one point or another, we all need to know how to do this. You may think it sounds pretty simple, but sometimes it can be difficult and mistakes happen to the best of us. Tip: You can use a...

Capri Threads

Lisa Kessler discusses the new Capri Threads Rainbow line. Watch the video blog to learn what she loves about them, what techniques work well with them, and what to keep in mind when stitching with them.  

Enjoy This Large Heart Stitch Diagram!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – a beautiful Large Heart Pattern Stitch Diagram! Our collection of 60+ Stitch Diagrams is available to all Bronze Tier and higher members, and adds another component to learning creative new stitches.   Clicking the...

Top 10 Reasons to Try out Bargello

  Top 10 Reasons to Try out Bargello: 10. Dates back to the middle ages. 9. Also known as Florentine Needlework or Hungarian Point 8. Has its own museum – Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy 7. One of the most durable stitches for pillows, upholstery and rugs. 6....

Basketweave Stitch by Alice E. Hall

Basketweave is one of the most used stitches in needlepoint; the stitch is slanted covering one canvas intersection. It is easily worked without turning the canvas and causes very little distortion. The woven or basketweave back makes it extremely strong. Should be...