Saturday, July 13, 2013

Needlework - Needlecraft

 Needlework - Needlecraft



This is a type of needlework, whose name is often mistakenly used to identify 
all types of needlecraft.   Is a form of counted thread embroidery 
in which yarn is stitched through a stiff open weave canvas.
 It comes from the origin point needle in the Latin roots. 
Most needlepoint designs completely cover the canvas.  
The degree of detail in needlepoint depends on the thread count 
of the underlying mesh fabric. 
Needlepoint worked on fine canvas is known as petit point.
 Due to the inherent stiffness of needlepoint, common uses include
 wall hangings, pillows, upholstery, holiday ornaments, purses and eyeglass cases.
You will see Mesh 12 or Mesh 14. This is how many squares are in a lineal inch.  


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is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, 
condensing and pressing woollen fibres. 
While some types of felt are very soft, 
some are tough enough to form construction materials. 
Felt can be of any colour, and made into any shape or size.
Many cultures have legends as to the origins of feltmaking. 
Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash.
 The story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher relates that while fleeing
 from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. 
At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.

Felt applique


Needle Punch or Russian Embroidery

Punch needle embroidery 

Small loops are formed on the backside of your work. 
Needle punching is a craft or art technique of looping yarn, 
floss or ribbon in the format of a pattern through fabric. 
The looping gives the pattern a rug like appearance.   
Needle punching is used to embroider items, create wall hanging, 
ornaments, pillows, rugs and other decor and crafts.   
Before creating your own item you will need to know how to needle punch. 

Cross stitch

Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is often executed on easily countable evenweave fabric called aida cloth. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.

Counted Cross stitch

Stamped cross stitch


You can buy any of these complete sets 

All the info was taken from Wikipedia