Sunday, February 5, 2017

How to Use Darning Stitches in Backgrounds UPDATED

Needlepoint For Fun's newest newsletter is about darning stitches for backgrounds.  The article shows off a simple darning pattern the shop created for a canvas, recommends two books of darning patterns for your backgrounds and gives tips for creating successful backgrounds with these stitches.

UPDATE:  Read the comments for further darning book recommendations.

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Sara Leigh said...

Another good darning pattern book is "Side by Side: Pattern Darning in the 21st Cenury" by Susan Jones. Susan provides a lot of patterns, showing clear diagrams and providing a stitched sample. Then she goes a step further and shows how to combine them to create borders, samplers, and overall motifs. It's all black and white, but it's a wonderful resource.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Thanks for the mini review, SL! I'll add a note above.