Needlepoint Stitch Library

Use this stitch library as a handy resource for how and where to use a variety of needlepoint stitches.



Needlepoint Continental Stitch. A great all-over stitch. Learn how to do a needlepoint continental stitch and when to use it. how to do a needlepoint continental stitch

Needlepoint basketweave stitch. The Holy Grail of needlepoint stitches in terms of
basic coverage and ability not to distort the canvas.
how to do a needlepoint basketweave stitch and when to use it.


Hungarian Needlepoint Stitch. How, where and why you should get to know the Hungarian needlepoint stitch.

Needlepoint Mosaic Stitch - extremely versatile and fits anywhere.

Needlepoint Cashmere Stitch - an easy stitch that has many uses.

Woven Needlepoint Stitch. It looks like a trellis and is great for backgrounds and filler areas.

Needlepoint Double Stitch - a versatile stitch. Learn how and where to use it.

Needlepoint Random Stitch - sometimes called long and short stitch but we like to think of it as totally random.

Needlepoint Swirl Stitch - a patterned stitch for larger areas.

Needlepoint Balloon Stitch

Victorian Cross Stitch

Needlepoint Ray Stitch

Surface embroidery with a needlepoint Back Stitch

Whipped Back Stitch - great for outlines and accents.

Open Background Stitch - leaves some of the canvas showing.

Three Favorite Filler Stitches - use these to fill in large or small areas.

Three Favorite Decorative Needlepoint Stitches




Laced Chain Stitch. How, where and why you should get to know the Laced Chain needlepoint stitch. laced chain needlepoint stitch


Our top three Needlepoint Background Stitches. top three needlepoint background stitches and how to work them

Needlepoint Slanted Victorian Step Stitch - how and where to use it. victorian step stitch needlepoint how to

Needlepoint Kalem Stitch - Five reasons why we love this stitch and how to use it. needlepoint kalem stitch