We start this delightful new project creating a stained glass needlepoint.
Beginning with a stained glass pattern, we’ll stitch it using different stitches for the flower, a great background using overdyed threads, and a needlepoint mat. Once it’s finished, it can easily be put into a ready-made 4×6″ frame.
It’s a mystery project, so you’ll see how it looks after each lesson is stitched. The class is easy and suitable for beginning stitchers.
This week we’ll have the material list and give you the pattern with tracing instructions.
- 8×10″ piece 18-mesh white mono needlepoint canvas
- 1 spool Kreinik #12 metallic braid in dark grey, gunmetal, or black (model uses 4202, a warm dark grey)
- 3 skeins silk or cotton floss, ranging from pink to white (model is using Gentle Arts floss
- 3 yards brown thread from your scrap bag
- 3 skeins hand-dyed silk floss in semi-solid color (model is using Thread Gatherer Silk n’ Colors in Lemon Souffle – SNC 010)
A semi-solid thread is a hand-dyed or overdyed thread that contains only different values of the same color.
Tracing the Pattern
- Click on the pattern at the top of the page to open the full-size pattern on a new page and print it.
- Place it underneath your needlepoint canvas near a good light source. A great tip is to tape it to a window then to place and tape the needlepoint canvas over it. The light shining through the window makes the lines easier to see.
- Using a permanent waterproof marker safe for fabric, such as Pigma Microns, trace the design onto your canvas. Line up the outside straight lines with single threads on your canvas, you may need to reposition your canvas to do this.
- It’s OK to make your lines a bit dark for this, they will all be stitched over.
- Remove your canvas from the window, if needed, and mount on a frame.
Come back next week for the next section of the project!