Stitch of the Month
Needlepoint is a wonderful art form. Today's stitcher can choose from a wide assortment of stitches and threads, making it easy to achieve a variety of effects on the canvas. Every month, we'll tell you a little about a different stitch and then show you how to execute it. New stitches will be posted around the 1st of each month.
September 2017 Panel 2, Areas 5a and 5b August 2017 Panel 2, Areas 4a and 4b July 2017 Panel 2, Areas 3a and 3b June 2017 Panel 2, Areas 2a and 2b May 2017 Panel 2 Overview (4-Color), Area 1 April 2017 Panel 1, Areas 4a and 4b March 2017 Panel 1, Areas 3a, 3b, 3c, and 3d February 2017 Panel 1, Areas 2a and 2b January 2017 Panel 1 Overview (Monochromatic), Area 1 January 2017 Kaleidoscope Squares, A Color Study of Shifting Patterns, Introduction December 2016 Couching November 2016 Staggered Mosaic October 2016 Daisies with Upright Satin Stitch and a Single Herringbone Row September 2016 Nobuko August 2016 Brighton and Thread Couched with Crosses July 2016 Triangles June 2016 Giant Brick Stitch May 2016 Bound Cross Stitch with Tent Stitches April 2016 Cameo Stitch March 2016 Byzantine February 2016 Cross Stitches with Metallic Upright Crosses January 2016 4-Way Arrow Amadeus January 2016 Feuilles d'ananas (A Study in Values), Introduction December 2015 Water Lily November 2015 Water Lily October 2015 Water Lily September 2015 Water Lily August 2015 Water Lily July 2015 Water Lily June 2015 Water Lily May 2015 Water Lily April 2015 Water Lily March 2015 Water Lily Febuary 2015 Water Lily January 2015 Water Lily December 2014 Completed 2014 SOTM Projects December 2014 Bracelet #3: Antique Mathom November 2014 Bracelet #3: Antique Mathom October 2014 Bracelet #3: Antique Mathom September 2014 Bracelet #3: Antique Mathom August 2014 Bracelet #2: Iced Cooler July 2014 Bracelet #2: Iced Cooler June 2014 Bracelet #2: Iced Cooler May 2014 Bracelet #2: Iced Cooler April 2014 Bracelet #1: Spring Has Sprung March 2014 Bracelet #1: Spring Has Sprung Febuary 2014 Bracelet #1: Spring Has Sprung January 2014 Bracelet #1: Spring Has Sprung Introduction December 2013 Finished Design November 2013 Twisted Chain Border October 2013 Metallic Backstitch September 2013 Upright Gobelin and Eyelet Stitch August 2013 Sprats Head Stitch July 2013 Still Need June 2013 Pattern inside of leaf May 2013 Florentine Stitches between leaf and star April 2013 Leaf Motif March 2013 Burden Stitch Borders Febuary 2013 Order of Working January 2013 Four-Way Florentine December 2012 Heart Darning Pattern November 2012 Chottie’s Plaid October 2012 Double Straight Cross September 2012 Laid Filling Pattern 78 August 2012 Amadeus Hearts with T-Stitch Background July 2012 Woven Tramé June 2012 Victorian Step May 2012 Trellis Pattern April 2012 Tortoiseshell Filling March 2012 Composite Pattern Febuary 2012 Criss-Cross Hungarian January 2012 ANNIVERSARY HEART December 2011 Border and Background November 2011 Reverse Sprats Head October 2011 Walnetto September 2011 Double Fan Doubled (DFD) August 2011 Eight Point Star July 2011 Sprats Head June 2011 Fleur de Lis May 2011 Chilly Hollow April 2011 Diamond Jessica March 2011 Amadeus February 2011 Waffle January 2011 Flowers of Italy December 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! November 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! October 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! September 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! August 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! July 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! June 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! May 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! April 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! March 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! February 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! January 2010 A PROMISE OF MYSTERY! End of 2009 Finishing Touches December 2009 Damask Pattern November 2009 Diagonal Trellis October 2009 Upright Trellis September 2009 Cassique Stitch August 2009 Sally’s Diamonds July 2009 Russell Variant June 2009 Henderson Variant May 2009 Diagonal Pattern Couching April 2009 Nobuko Variant Stitch March 2009 Kimi Stitch February 2009 Donohue Stitch January 2009 Charted Outline January 2009 Supplemental Chart for Glittering Kimono January 2009 Glittering Kimono December 2008 Circles: Themes and Variations November 2008 French Knot October 2008 Ribbed Spider September 2008 Couched Circle August 2008 Raised Spider July 2008 Woven Spider June 2008 Four-way Bargello May 2008 Circular Buttonhole April 2008 Circular Rhodes March 2008 Round Eyelet February 2008 Jessica January 2008 Round Bargello December 2007 A Holiday Handbag by Brenda Hart December 2007 Mosaic Variation #1 Stitch November 2007 Kennan Stitch October 2007 Brighton Stitch September 2007 Medallions August 2007 Hungarian Variation July 2007 Woven Braid June 2007 Flower Basket Pavilion May 2007 Small Grounding April 2007 Buttonhole Gobelin March 2007 Horizontal Gobelin Variation February 2007 Woven Diamond Stitch January 2007 Reversed Criss Cross Hungarian Stitch December 2006 Autumn in the Highlands by Kathy Fenchel November 2006 Woven Milanese October 2006 Beading with the basketweave stitch September 2006 Variations on the trellis background stitch August 2006 An alternative to the standard turkeywork technique July 2006 Herringbone border variations June 2006 Shading with Smyrnas May 2006 Facing bullion knots without fear and loathing! April 2006 Leaf Stitch Variations March 2006 Argyle Border February 2006 Wrapped Backstitch January 2006 Framed Pavilion December 2005 Dragonfly and Fireflies Kimono by Sharon G November 2005 Brocade Variation October 2005 Sharon G's Favorite Border September 2005 Embossed Framed Diagonal Mosaic Variation August 2005 Bow Ties and Tuxedo Stripes July 2005 Turn in the Rhodes June 2005 Penny's Ribbon May 2005 6 x 6s April 2005 Cathedral Windows March 2005 Simply Elegant Border #1 February 2005 Embossed Upright Bricking January 2005 Double Tramé Couching with Herringbone Filling December 2004 Illumination by Ann Strite-Kurz November 2004 Two-Way Diagonal Couching Pattern with Upright Cross Tiedowns October 2004 One-Way Diagonal Couching Pattern with Mirrored Milanese Tiedowns September 2004 One-Way Diagonal Couching Pattern - Web Stitch August 2004 One-Way Couching Pattern with Oblong Cross Tiedowns July 2004 Two-Way Couching Patterns with Alternating Spacing of the Laid Rows June 2004 Shading Effects with Two-Way Couching Patterns with Cross Stitch Tiedowns May 2004 Two-Way Vertical and Horizontal Couching Patterns with Cross Stitch Tiedowns April 2004 One-Way Couching Patterns with Cross Stitch Tiedowns March 2004 Traméd Hungarian February 2004 Pattern Couching January 2004 Burden Stitch and Variations January 2004 Introduction to the 2004 Stitch of the Month December 2003 I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by David McCaskill November 2003 Leaf Pattern October 2003 Clematis Square September 2003 Spiral Satin August 2003 Trellis Variation July 2003 Couching Variation June 2003 Floral Trellis May 2003 Lace Pattern April 2003 Diagonal Mosaic Variation March 2003 Water Stitch February 2003 Trellis Cross Variation January 2003 Cross Stitch Embellishments December 2002 Berryville by Carole Lake November 2002 Medallion Stitch October 2002 Diamond Scotch Stitch September 2002 Amadeus Stitch August 2002 Divided Scotch Stitch July 2002 Diagonal Oblong Upright Cross June 2002 Even Alternating Oblong Cross May 2002 Cross Stitch Plus Two April 2002 Braided Knitting March 2002 Chilly Hollow Stitch February 2002 Alisha Lace January 2002 Four-Way Continental December 2001 Whimsy by Chris Eisenberg November 2001 Fringe Stitch October 2001 Nun Stitch September 2001 Buttonhole Stitch August 2001 Pavilion Stitch and Variation July 2001 Couching Stitch and Variation June 2001 Small Rhodes Stitch May 2001 Milanese Stitch and Variation April 2001 Leaf Stitch March 2001 Double Straight Cross February 2001 Diamond Rhodes January 2001 Sprat's Head and Variation December 2000 Honey I Shrunk the Heart by Pat Timpanaro November 2000 Four-Trip Herringbone October 2000 Staggered Cross Stitch September 2000 Fran's Challenge Stitch August 2000 Diagonal Cashmere and Framed Cashmere Mosaic July 2000 Diagonal Mosaic and Framed Diagonal Mosaic June 2000 Criss-Cross Hungarian Stitch May 2000 Woven Trellis Stitch April 2000 Woven March 2000 T-Square February 2000 T-Stitch January 2000 Cashmere Stitch December 1999 Barbaras Patchwork by Barbara Richardson November 1999 Parisian October 1999 Elongated Smyrna Cross & Variation September 1999 Plaited Square Diagonal August 1999 Double Tied Oblong Cross and Variations July 1999 Bargello June 1999 Byzantine May 1999 Rice Stitch April 1999 Upright Cross March 1999 Rhodes Heart February 1999 Smyrna Cross January 1999 Mosaic Stitch December 1998 Norwich Delight by Beth Robertson November 1998 Herringbone October 1998 Norwich September 1998 Long Arm Cross August 1998 Square Eyelet July 1998 Bound Cross Stitch June 1998 Scotch Stitch May 1998 Brick Stitch April 1998 Gobelin Stitch March 1998 Diagonal Tent (Basketweave) Stitch February 1998 Tent (Continental) Stitch
February, 1998 is the first Stitch of the Month.