Needlepoint

Needlepoint

Posted by Donna on Jun 19th 2019

Needlepoint is a very traditional needlework craft and while the name brings to mind cushions and foot stools, needlepoint projects also consist of beautiful wall art.

Needlepoint has taken a back seat to counted cross stitch in terms of popularity, but it's starting to make a resurgence.

Basic needlepoint is easy! There is usually no counting of stitches needed since a needlepoint design is stamped or hand painted onto a mesh canvas. Essentially you are filling in blocks of color with floss or yarn using a basic needlepoint stitch.

Below is an example of a basic needlepoint stitch. You can see the canvas has holes to stitch through.

Needlepoint Sketch

 

Needlepoint creates a beautiful finished project that is rich in color and texture!