An example of Helen's Lace Variation

Helen's Lace and Variations

Pat Thompson

Tuesday, April 03, 2018



  1. Plaited Algerian Stitch
    17 Mar, 2019
    Plaited Algerian Stitch
    The Plaited Algerian is a great stitch for borders. It adds dimension and interest. This is the perfect stitch when you have 5 canvas threads. It can be worked horizontal or vertical.
  2. Common Needle Types
    01 Oct, 2018
    Almost Everything You Wanted To Know About Needles
    Learn about common needle types, sizes, and uses!
  3. Choosing Threads and Stitches
    31 May, 2018
    Choosing Threads and Stitches
    Here are a few quick suggestions to help you choose threads and stitches for your canvas. Remember, there are exceptions to everything! Click here to download a pdf version of these instructions. Have fun! There is no perfect stitch or perfect thread. The number of stitch types is endless and threads numerous. Don’t be afraid to try a new thread or a new stitch, you may be amazed at what you discover. Be flexible. Choosing stitches and threads can be trial and error. The “perfect thread” may
  4. Snow Stitch
    31 May, 2018
    Snow Stitch
    This month Share A Stitch comes from my friend Robin King. It is a bargello-type stitch such that if you get the first row in right, it's a piece of cake after that. This stitch can be used not only for snow but would work well for mountains or a sky. You could also turn it 90 degrees for a different effect. We used two different threads in the piece: Petite Sparkle Rays and Petite Frosty Rays. Any combination of threads would work to create wonderful snow.
  5. Beginning and Ending Stitches
    03 Apr, 2018
    Beginning and Ending Stitches
    When stitching, it is important that your beginning and ending threads are secure.