- Needlepoint Kits
- Needlepoint Canvas
- Finished Needlepoint
- Tramme Needlepoint
- Preworked Needlepoint
- French Aubusson
1. Thick stitch: thick stitches are generally applied to a 10-mesh canvas
(10 huge openings each inch). On the canvas with dual weft threads and double warp threads, each opening is counted as you stitch. This needlework could be further divided into two sub-categories: diagonal at the front, straight at back, and diagonal at both front and back (figure 5-7).
Diagonal at front, straight at back (vertical stitch): This is one of the commonest stitches, which may help to save threads. It could be employed to both large-scale artwork and mass production.
Diagonal at both front and back (horizontal stitch): This kindle of stitch produces a very durable needlework that withstands tear and wear. However, the flip side is that it consumes a large amount of threads, as the lines are also diagonal at the back. So it may be better to use it to depict details like facial details, instead of filling a big area.
2. Diagonal stitch: Stitch from upper right to bottom left, or from bottom left to upper right. The needle at all times goes diagonally.
3. Filling stitch: This easy-to-learn needlework can be used to fill a big area from top to bottom, and from left to right.
4. Vertical stitch: that is a sub-type of thick stitch. It varies from horizontal stitch from back.
5. Horizontal stitch: that is a sub-type of thick stitch. It varies from vertical stitch from back.
6. Thin stitch: A thin stitch is 1/4 as large as a thick stitch, covering one little hole on a 10-mesh canvas. Generally, slim stitches are utilized along with thick ones. To produce a slim stitch, use one thread to cross a little hole on a dual thread canvas of 10 openings per inch. There are, in every, 4 stitches on the 4 holes around an starting. All slim stitches are diagonal at both front and back. This sort of laborious and expensive needlework produces an extremely fine effect, that ought to be utilized judicially. It is quite often utilized when the artist desire to add more details or variation to the work, or when the ornamental design on a daily supply or the facial details on an artwork can't be correctly represented by thick stitches (figure 5-8-1 and figure 5-8-4).
7. Thin stitch on a finer mesh (inlay stitch(figure 5-9): When thin stitches alone cannot create a satisfactory effect of some details, a 15-mesh canvas could be attached onto a 10-mesh one to depict in a more meticulous method.
8. Tramme: Tramme is a mixture of long and short stitches on a semi-finished product. It really is used to imply coloration in order that a starter can stitch along the colour threads (figure 5-10). Another application of the needlework is to symbolize calligraphy or inscription using its alternation between long and short, dense and sparse, and vertical and horizontal stitches. It could be split into regular tramme and irregular tramme.
(1) Regular tramme and its usage
Skip a particular counts in each stitch; about 5 counts, 4 counts or 3 counts. This time- conserving and effort-saving needlework may be used to fill up a big area, or stitch logos, calligraphy or stamps.
(2) Irregular tramme and its usage
Skip a different amount of counts in each stitch, be it 3 counts, 6 counts, 4 counts or 2 counts. This needlework is usually flexible, and will be utilized to symbolize the sky or the reflection in water based on the entire framework of the picture.
9. Restart a stitch: Whenever a thread can be run up in stitching, begin another thread seamlessly to go on the needlework left by the prior one.