Letter "B" Needlepoint Stitch

Letter "B" Needlepoint Stitch

Have you always wanted to try needlepoint?  Look no further than this project from from Nuts About Needlepoint.  It's great practice, plus, you can also use it for a larger project later on.

 

A lower case B and a fun stitch using two threads combine to make this pretty block on our sampler.

The alphabet is Arcadian 26 from Tink’s Alphabets Tantalizing and Terrific.

 

 

The stitch is a Inside-out Criss-cross Hungarian. This stitch takes Criss Cross Hungarian, used in the forst E block and reverses the length of the stitches. The longer stitches are now on the outside.

I further varied the stitch by making it from two threads, Silk & Ivory for the longer stitches and Very Velvet for the shorter. What I find instriguing is how such a small change can make such a difference. Criss-cross Hungarian has a very woven look to it. The inside-out version looks less woven and more like a series of diamonds.

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