Sunday, March 3, 2019

Finishing Tips from has a nice article up about how to stitch your needlepoint when you are going to have it made up into an ornament.  It gives a good rule of thumb about how many rows to stitch around the outside edge, but be warned!  This varies depending on the type of finishing you want.  A puffy ornament will need a different margin than a flat finished one.

A design that continues up to the very edge of your stitching might need a row or two added if you want an elaborate trim that will partly cover the stitching.  You might not need that if you just want a simple twisted braid around the edge.  Talk to your finisher or the shop that's arranging the finishing before you add anything.  They can best advise you as to what you should do, depending on your design and your preferred finish.  But if you can't do that,'s article is a good guide to help you figure out what works in many cases.

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