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.