I know that I already did one of my posts on cross stitching, but today' I'm going to cover one of its close relatives: needlepoint. Mostly because I couldn't think of anything better that started with N.
I know that some cross stitchers snub needlepoint. I don't really see why. They can be really complicated. Maybe it's because you don't cross back the otherway. I guess some people think half crosses are too easy.
For those of you that are clueless about both cross stitching and needlepoint, I used paint to make this little chart
Cute isn't it. Lots of satin stitches mixed in. Then I got this kit.
Generally, unless I get random kits from people, what I use needlepoint for are stockings. First of all, they generally take so much less time than cross stitch stockings because the stitches are bigger so you cover more area with on stitch. It isn't to say that they're any less complicated. If you'll notice the pictures below, the two snowman had more large areas of color but they had lots of extra accents after the fact that made it more time consuming. Sewing those sequins on takes a lot of time. The other stocking was graphed just like a cross stitch. It took forever. It had confetti stitches all over the place. Just as complicated as any cross stitch I've done, except in half crosses.
In contrast, here's where I'm at on Kenny's very complicated and involved cross stitched stocking.
This is why for Adèle's stocking, I got this: