A bumper collection of 500 patterns for needlepoint, also known as tapestry embroidery and canvaswork. Stitched in yarn on canvas, the designs can be repeated to fill any size of canvas, with beautiful photography and a full-color chart for every pattern.
The main stitch used for these patterns is the Bargello stitch, a stitch that actually includes several variations such as flame stitch and Florentine stitch. This group of stitches use regular, straight stitches that repeat with a regular offset. Further patterns also use other stitches adapted to the canvas, which will allow you to diversify your techniques and obtain more complex designs.
Throughout the pages, you will discover simple patterns that can be repeated ad infinitum, allowing you to cover any size canvas. Follow the colours given or change to your own palettes for even greater pattern variations. Frame your creations or transform them into cushions, bags, cases and more – the hardest part is choosing which of the 500 patterns to start with!