Collection of Stitch Guides
Amazing effects can be achieved by using different stitches. Canvas embroidery is simply needlepoint using stitches a variety of stitches. These stitches lie better if worked in a 2ply crewel wool, such as Appleton Crewel or Paterna, rather than a thicker yarn.
Many of our canvas embroidery designs use over 50 different stitches, creating a patchwork of textures in only a few colours. We have details of how to do over 150 different stitches on-line. The stitches are grouped by type. Each stitch has a sewn sample and a clear diagram. When following the stitch diagrams, stitch in the direction of the arrow. Always remember to pass your needle through the vertically and don’t scoop.