Monday, December 19, 2022

The Nashville Needlepointer's Selvage Edge Trick

Instagram's Nashville Needlepointer has a quick and easy trick to find out which side of your canvas is the selvage edge if the woven area has been cut off.

Why do you care, you ask?  It's easier to block larger designs, especially things like wall hangings, if you orient the canvas properly.  In many designs, it's obvious which way is up (like a landscape), but if you are stitching on blank canvas or an abstract design that could be oriented in any direction, this will help you figure out which side is the top or bottom.

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