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Hello,
Can you tell me what stitches were used for the hat and for the background of this piece?
Thank you

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Hi Susan,

I'm sorry, but there just isn't enough detail in your photo for me to see the stitches clearly.  There are several illustrated guides for needlepoint stitches available online.  Here's a few:

http://needlepoint.about.com/od/stitchdiagrams/tp/StitchJournalAvails.htm

http://createneedlepoint.typepad.com/create_needlepoint/

http://www.needlepointteacher.com/stitches/

http://www.stitchopedia.com/  (Pay Site)

Try looking at some of those to see if you can match the stitches to the piece.  There are also quite a few books on needlepoint stitches.  You could check your library, maybe ask your librarian about an interlibrary loan.

Hope this helps,

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I learned needlepoint, knitting, sewing, etc. from my grandmother over 35 years ago. I can answer most questions on the subject of needlepoint. I know about producing needlepoint as well as cleaning, repairing and restoring.

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