Tag Archives: Needlepoint Stitch Guide

Tutorial: DIY Paint Charting

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Modified PD Illo

Modified PD Illo

So I was stitching the Cross Quadrant (or Quadrant 2) of the Coat of Arms (see my previous 9-part tutorial, yes, 9), when some unexpected issues came up.

Final Design

Final Design

It just wasn’t coming out right, like in the nice picture on the right.

So I decided to write a mini tutorial post about how to fix stitching problems that may arise after you trace a design. In particular I will discuss how to create a painted stitch chart guide on the fly to fix such problems.

Here goes.

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Parisian “2-1-2″ Stitch Tutorial

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I’ve added a new stitch tutorial in the How To menu option.  I’m linking to this in my now extremely famous “No Frills” Stitch Guide for Mr. Owl (which is actually a .pdf doc).  I’m sure this stitch has a standard name, but I couldn’t think of it off the top of my head, so it was simpler just to make up my own, and show exactly how I do this particular stitch.  It’s not fancy-schmancy, or anything, as tutorials go, but gets the job done!