Here's a few ideas for spicing up a canvas that has only a few colors or details. Canvases like these:
With a bit of imagination you can turn this...
Stitched by Vicky DeAngelis whose blog, Mostly
Needlepoint, can be followed here.
These ideas can be applied to any basic needlepoint canvas:
1. Use Fun Threads.
2. Use Beads.
Here, tiny beads were used to stitch all the lettering. Even if you don't have the patience for this amount of beading, you can strategically place one or two beads on the canvas - like this heart?
3. Use a Darning Pattern for the Background.
Whole books have been written about darning patterns - we have a good one here - but did you know you can also make up your own? This dog bone darning pattern has been repeated across the background of the canvas. Nothing boring about creating and stitching this!
4. Use a Different Stitch for the Border.
You could "border" the design using something like a Cashmere Stitch or an easy Scotch Stitch.
|Cashmere stitch used to border a design.|
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