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Rittenhouse Needlepoint: Stitch of the Week: Nobuko
Stitch of the Week: Tied Stitch
Stitch of the Week: Darmstadt Pattern
Stitch Pattern Fitter- finds how many times to repeat a pattern for your project!
embroidery - I like the way this produces a varied, almost thread-painted look, but with such a strong, regular stitch texture