I know you don't want to miss out on any updates I make to the site! As pages are added, or added TO, they will be listed here first.
Check this page each time you visit, and never miss a thing!
You can also sign up for my feed by clicking on the RSS link at the top of the What's New Block. You can find this at the bottom of all the other pages on the site.
Oh! And don't forget to sign up for my newsletter. You can find the sign up box over on the left if you are on a desktop computer or down the bottom of the page if you are on a mobile phone.
Thanks for popping by, I hope you enjoy your stay.
I would like to cover a small chair with needlepoint however, I seem to find never-ending conflicting information on what to do. So far, I haven’t found
The instructions say to use a single strand and complete each whole stitch to get the full effect of the shaded thread I am not understanding where it
It was my grandmother’s! Just got it after my Dad died going through his things. Found in a small desk his Grandfather made in Norway. It’s definitely
I am looking for instruction to continue to improve my embroidery. I am having trouble finding instruction for traditional whitework, and traditional embroidery.
Start your hardanger needlework course here. Learn hardanger over a series of step by step lessons using my free patterns
An introduction to bargello needlepoint. How to use colour to its full effect in this lovely form of canvas work.
Showing the effect different needlepoint fibers can make to a design. Photographs of my students work help to illustrate this
This stem stitch tutorial covers the basic stitch, raised stem and portuguese knotted stem. Videos explain how to work the stitches.
Master chain stitch embroidery today and have lots of variations to play with.
Herringbone stitch - learn how to embroider it and how to vary it for different effects
Simple embroidery stitches for small flowers - ideas and videos showing how to stitch them
Learn how to embroider feather stitch, with diagrams and video
The couching stitch can be used in many different types of hand embroidery. Take a look at these examples and give it a try yourself
Learn the difference between a Colonial Knot and a French Knot stitch in embroidery
A tutorial on stitching chevron stitch, both in the hand and in a hoop
Simple chain stitch tutorial, showing different variations of this useful embroidery stitch
Learn how to use Split stitch in multiple ways in your embroidery projects
Raised buttonhole stitch flower tutorial - simple but effective
Satin stitch tutorial showing a padded initial being embroidered
Follow along with this thread painting tutorial, and learn how to use long and short stitch to shade an embroidered flower
The best way to stitch a French knot without getting in a tangle. Clear instructions and video will show you how.
Coral knot stitch for lines and filled areas of an embroidery
Learn 2 types of Fishbone stitch to add to your range of basic embroidery stitches
Learn hand embroidery stitches that can be used to fill areas of a design
Part 4 of my hardanger instructions series. Learn four sided stitch and spiders web filling in addition to fancy kloster blocks and needleweaving
Part 2 of the free beginner guide to hardanger embroidery. Learn fancy kloster blocks, wrapped bars and doves eyes.
I have a tablecloth with a design I cannot find. I know nothing about needlepoint. It appears she made this from one piece of linen, but also that canvas
An introduction to Stumpwork Embroidery techniques with links to tutorials to get you started.
Included in our free hardanger patterns is this sweet Christmas card. Simple to stitch with no cutting, you will have it finished in no time
Learn how to hemstitch your piece of needlework with these clear instructions and step by step photographs
A guide to the basic embroidery stitches used in my free online needlework lessons. A comprehensive guide to hand embroidery stitches and how to work them.
How to pick the right needlepoint canvas. Learn about mono or double. Interlock or plastic. What are the benefits of each type of canvas?
Use this handy cross stitch calculator to see how big your design will be when stitched on a different fabric count
We will learn drawn thread work in band 2 of our stitchalong whitework sampler. Find out the difference between pulled work and drawn thread needlework
It is time for a diamond eyelet stitch and double backstitch leaves in our FREE whitework embroidery sampler which features pulled thread embroidery and drawn thread work
Looking for free christmas cross stitch charts to stitch? Try this cute King penguin with his gift of gold for the baby
A visitor to the site, Rachel, shares one of her cross stitch card making ideas
Aida Cloth is the ideal fabric for learning cross stitch, but what do the different "counts" mean?
4 sided stitch, worked diagonally, completes the last band of our whitework sampler
Learn how to do whitework embroidery stitches with Carol Leather. Here we cover cobbler stitch used in pulled thread embroidery (also known as drawn fabric)
Try pulled work, (also known as pulled thread embroidery or drawn fabric) by stitching this simple free pulled work pattern with full step by step instructions and stitch diagrams
Learn how to work four sided stitch, for pulled work or hardanger embroidery, both horizontally and vertically
Learn how to do blackwork embroidery? Find instructions, patterns and ideas for this, and lots of other types of needlework
Tips and techniques for washing cross stitch, blackwork and hardanger needlework projects before framing
How to do blanket stitch - instructions for working in the hand or on a hoop
Wallington Northumberland offers a feast for the eyes of any avid needleworker. Come for a virtual tour with me.
Needle woven picots make wonderful leaves for your embroidered flowers or fruits
This cute little bunny in a basket will help you learn the basics of stumpwork embroidery. Step by step instructions and photographs
Needlepoint or canvaswork is a popular craft. Learn more about it, what it is and how to do it