Updated February 21, 2020.
Today we’ll finish up this project with the bottom half of our sampler and some general tips about making Running Stitch patterns on needlepoint canvas.
You’ll finish up the project by stitching the bands in the bottom half as charted above.
Put the canvas into the frame by trimming the margins to fit (this should be a few threads beyond the outside of the stitching) Place it next to the glass. Because the canvas is exposed, you will want some paper behind it. Scrapbook paper in a color to match the canvas color will make it look as if the stitches are floating. Trim the paper to fit and put it behind the stitching. Close up the back of the frame.
Tips for a Great Look
In this technique the back of the canvas is as important as the front, so do not end or begin threads in the middle of a row.
You also want the edges to be clean so that stitches do not pull. When you get to an edge, go out a thread or mor and move from row to row there.
You want the thread you use to fill the canvas hole. If you chooser to use a different mesh or thread, adjust it accordingly.
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Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern! I have just discovered this kind of embroidery through Carolyn’s blog, and I really love it! Can’t wait to stitch this 🙂