Needlepoint is a form of embroidery and worked primarily on canvas. Woolen yarns are used for stitching needlepoint projects. Needlepoint stitches are "patterned" stitches. That is to say, stitches that have pre-determined counted patterns. There are literally hundreds of needlepoint stitches. Many of these stitches started out as embroidery stitches and have been adjusted for needlepoint canvas. Some of the more common needlepoint stitches are cross stitch, bargello, gobelin stitch, basket weave, tent stitch, continental stitch, chain stitch and diagonal stitch. These are just af few of the many needlepoint stitches available today (source : www.buzzle.com
I bought this beautiful pre-worked needlepoint from an online shop while searching for information about needlework. I am curious to know and see how it was done as I have not seen or may be I had overlook the finished needlepoint work in any of the local needlework shop that I always frequented. This piece was handmade in China using canvas and wool yarn.
Usually, almost all completed needlepoint canvas work have some distortion due stitched process. In order to restore it to the proper shape, I need to do a blocking work. First, I will need to spray the warm water so that easy for me to pull and then pinned the canvas. Since I dont have proper pinning board, my office cubile which is from gypsum board have to "suffer" the pinning *wink*
I am not sure on the finishing yet, maybe table runner or bell pull..hurmm I am so lazy when it comes to sewing *sigh*..we shall see when I am in a good mood to do some sewing *wink*
Till then, take care and XOXO