When I started stitching needlepoint, back in 1970, Penelope canvas was pretty common. These days, at least in the US, you could spend decades stitching without encountering it. That’s a shame because those double threads can be split apart so you can create more detailed areas. The picture above shows this clearly.
Jeni Sandberg has a wonderful article about Penelope canvas, its history, and how to use and stitch it. It will get you excited to try this canvas.
Thanks to the folks at NJNW for discovering this.
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Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
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